Saturday, 25 April 2015

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DOCKLANDS HISTORY GROUP
 
6th THAMES SHIPBUILDING SYMPOSIUM-

SATURDAY 9TH MAY 2015
 
This will be the sixth symposium on thisubject and the second to be hosted by the
Docklands History Group. It will cover all aspects of shipbuilding on the Thames from all
periods. The programme for the conference  which will take place at the Museum of
London Docklands, is as set out below:
 
Unfortunate in Business' - John Dudman and the Grove Street Dockyard, Deptford, 1790-1813 - Chris
Ellmers
Royal Shipbuilding on the Thames, 1509-1547 - Dr. Ian Friel
Charles II and Shipbuilding at Deptford - Richard Endsor
JM W Turner, Charles Napier, and the 'Aaron Manby'; the Iron Steam Boat and the Making of the British
Century
- Professor Andrew Lambert
Cultural and Industrial Transfer - Visiting Indian Shipwrights in Early Victorian London - Alex Werner
The London Men and Women who made the Tools that made the Sails - Des Pawson
Thomas Howard (1796-1872) and the King and Queen Foundry (Rotherhithe Foundry) - Stuart Rankin and
Dr. Roger Owen
Dudgeons, Millwall Shipbuilders, 1860-1877 - Dr. Brendan O'Farrell
The SS 'Robin' and her Bow Creek Builders - Dr. Roy Fenton
People attending will be able to enter the Museum 9:45 when tea and coffee will be provided. The
co
nference will commence at 10:30 and end at 5:30. There will be a break for coffee and tea in the
a
fternoon. There will also be a break for lunch but no lunch will be provided by the organisers although
th
ere are several cafes and other places selling food nearby.
 
The conference will take place at the Museum of London Docklands, No.1 Warehouse, West India Quay,
H
ertsmere Road, Canary Wharf, London E14 41L. The nearest stations are West Ferry and West India
Qua
y (DLR) and Canary Wharf (Jubilee Line)
 
The conference fee is £35 but there is a reduced rate of £30 for Docklands History Group members. A
booking form is appended. However, if you would like to make an electronic booking, please visit the
Dockland
s History Group website - www.docklandshistorvgroup.org.uk- where there are further details of
th
e conference and other activities organised by the Group.
 

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