Statue

Dockers statue - John Ringwood

Erection date: 24/8/2009

Inscription

{Small steel plaque at the front:}
"Landed"
This sculpture has been erected as a tribute to the history of the communities of the Royal Docks and the men and women who worked there from 1855 - 1983. Funded by a charitable appeal supported by the Royal Docks Trust (London).
www.royaldockstrust.org.uk
Sculptor - Les Johnson
Bronze Age Foundry
2009

{The packing cases are variously labelled:}
Kuala Lumpur; Hong King, Johnny Ringwood; Produce of N.S.W. Australia; Nairobi, Pat Holland; Calcutta, fragile; Durban, Mark Tibbs; Wally Taylor; Zanzibar; Mombasa, Patrick Holland;
{And the sacks are all labelled:}
Waterloo, Trinidad

{The left base of the statue is inscribed:}
Les Johnson, 2009
Bronze Age, London

Site: Dockers statue (3 memorials)

E16, Victoria Dock, Excel Centre

The sculpture depicts dockers at work as goods are moved from a hoist to a sack barrow. The three figures are modelled on real people - John Ringwood pushing the barrow, Patrick Holland shown as the tally clerk, and Mark Tibbs kneeling.

Ringwood, who initiated the idea of the statue, was among dozens of former dock workers who attended the ceremony, along with Newham councillors and VIPs.

At 9ft high, the work is one of the largest figurative sculptures in London. More than £250,000 was raised to pay for it, the most high-profile contributor being the Queen Mother, who felt a special affection for East Enders.

This is one of the statues 'collected' by Londonist in their interesting piece about working class statues, though they left out the Three Printers.

Figures in the Mile End mural are based on this statue. Though in the mural the tally clerk is shown as a black man.

This section lists the subjects commemorated on the memorial on this page:
Dockers statue - John Ringwood

Subjects commemorated i

Royal Docks' workers and their families

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John Ringwood

Known as Johnny, a former seaman who later worked in the Royal Docks. Used to...

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Royal Docks

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This section lists the subjects who helped to create/erect the memorial on this page:
Dockers statue - John Ringwood

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Bronze Age Ltd

Casting foundry based at the Limehouse Basin. It provides a service to artist...

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Royal Docks Trust

From the website "It works to provide community benefits to the Docklands par...

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Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother

In 1923 Lady Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon (descended from the Royal House of Scotland...

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Les Johnson

Sculptor.  Born and studied in Australia then came to Britain.

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This section lists the other memorials at the same location as the memorial on this page:
Dockers statue - John Ringwood

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Dockers statue - Mark Tibbs

Dockers statue - Mark Tibbs

See Dockers statue - John Ringwood for all the information about this statue.

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Dockers statue - Patrick Holland

Dockers statue - Patrick Holland

See Dockers statue - John Ringwood for all the information about this statue.

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