Group    From 1981  To 1997

London Docklands Development Corporation

Categories: History, Property

London Docklands Development Corporation

We did not initially recognise this logo, on at least 8 plaques in the Surrey Docks area, and maybe others elsewhere. We tried Google's image search and the results made us laugh; being an array of cute white animals: puppies, cows, cats, ponies, dinosaurs ....

A quango agency set up by the U.K. Government to regenerate the depressed docklands area of east London. It helped to create Canary Wharf, Surrey Quays shopping centre, London City Airport, the Excel Exhibition Centre and the Docklands Light Railway. It was formally wound up in 1997, under a process called "dedesignation" and its powers reverted to the London Boroughs.

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London Docklands Development Corporation

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Brunel's Engine House

Brunel's engine house The tunnel shaft and pumping house for Marc Brunel's tu...

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Hydraulic lock gate engine

Hydraulic Lock Gate Engine This machinery was installed in 1902, at the time ...

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Hydraulic sluice

Hydraulic Sluice The sluice gate inside this pit was raised and lowered using...

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Other Subjects

London Dungeon

London Dungeon

Tourist attraction. It portrays various gory and macabre historical events, using a mixture of live actors, special effects and rides. Originally located in Tooley Street by London Bridge station, ...

Place, Commerce, History

1 memorial
William Lambard

William Lambard

Antiquarian, lawyer, politician and writer. His name was also spelt Lambarde. Born London, he studied law at Lincoln's Inn, wrote the 'Perambulation of Kent', (the first English county history) and...

Person, History, Law, Politics & Administration

1 memorial
Firemen Remembered

Firemen Remembered

Firemen Remembered is an independent charity dedicated to recording and remembering firemen and firewomen who served in the London Region in World War II and commemorating those who died.

Group, Armed Forces, History

6 memorials
Edward Gibbon

Edward Gibbon

Mainly known for 'The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire' Click on external site for an entertaining and enthusiastic introduction to the writings. It was there that we learnt that...

Person, History

3 memorials
Noam Chomsky

Noam Chomsky

Linguist, philosopher, cognitive scientist, logician, historian, political critic, and activist.  A prominent intellectual and cultural figure.  Born Pennsylvania. 

Person, History, Philosophy, Politics & Administration, Science, USA

1 memorial