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Signs from the past

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What do you remember about the working river?
What did you do in your free time?
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What do you remember about the working river?

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June Smith - Royal Albert Docks
June Smith - The hungry brothers
Steven Pink - London smog
Steven Pink - The saw mill
Tony Pink - A Deptford rope factory
Tony Pink - Surrey Docks
Peter Roe - King George V dock
June Smith - The regeneration of Surrey Docks
June Smith - The Light Men
Steven Pink - Blacksmiths in the docks
Steven Pink - Tobacco Docks
Steven Pink - Deaf people working in the docks


Introductions
What do you remember about the working river?
What did you do in your free time?
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VideoSigns from the past
The background to the project
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StoriesThe 20th-century port
The changing fortunes of Docklands and the port
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GalleriesVideoThe 20th-century port video gallery
From 1914 to the present day
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National Maritime Museum/Royal Observatory GreenwichNew Opportunities Fund 
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