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

Commonwealth Walkway Trust

Commonwealth Walkway Trust

Established in 2012 with a donation made by the Jubilee Walkway Trust. The Trust’s charitable mission is to create walkways in towns and cities around the world to preserve and protect the physical...

Group, Education, Gardens / Agriculture, History, Sport / Games

2 memorials
François Guizot

François Guizot

Historian and statesman. Born François Pierre Guillaume at Nimes, France. His father was executed during the 'Reign of Terror' and he and his mother fled to Geneva. Eventually he went to Paris to s...

Person, History, Politics & Administration, France, Switzerland

1 memorial
Henry Brooks Adams

Henry Brooks Adams

Apart from the fact that he won a Pulitzer for "Education of Henry Adams," 1919, all that the web can supply for him is quotations. You might have better luck. We published this plaque in 2009 and...

Person, Education, History, Journalism / Publishing, USA

1 memorial
Greenwich and Deptford History Trail

Greenwich and Deptford History Trail

This is a trail that has gone cold. We know of two other plaques which are part of it (Our Lady of the Assumption and Deptford Broadway), but none of the local libraries has full details.

Place, History

3 memorials
Major-General William Roy

Major-General William Roy

Military engineer, surveyor, antiquary. Born South Lanarkshire.  Founder of the Ordnance Survey. 1749-55, one of a team that produced "The Duke of Cumberland's Map", commissioned by  George II as ...

Person, Armed Forces, Engineering, History, Science, Scotland

2 memorials