Group    From 1981  To 1997

London Docklands Development Corporation

Categories: History, Property

London Docklands Development Corporation

Picture source: London Remembers

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.

This section lists the memorials created by the subject on this page:
London Docklands Development Corporation

Creations Information

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

Submarine War Memorial - 70th anniversary

Submarine War Memorial - 70th anniversary

The memorial has been maintained by the Submariners' Old Comrades, London.

Event, Community / Clubs, History

1 memorial
John James Park

John James Park

Author of the first History of Hampstead which he published aged 16. Celebrated career in law. Son of Thomas Park.

Person, History, Law

1 memorial
Joseph Ritson, FSA

Joseph Ritson, FSA

Literary antiquarian.  Born Co. Durham.  Trained as a lawyer and from 1780 had chambers in Gray's Inn where he specialised in conveyancing. Odd in a number of ways: aged 20 converted to vegetarian...

Person, History, Literature

1 memorial
Crystal Palace Foundation

Crystal Palace Foundation

Dedicated to preserving the history of the Crystal Palace.

Group, Community / Clubs, History

2 memorials
Howard Carter

Howard Carter

Archaeologist and artist. Born at 10 Rich Terrace, Kensington. He first went to Egypt as an artist and drew the painted reliefs of Queen Hatsheput at Thebes. After several years as chief inspector ...

Person, Art, Exploring, History, Egypt

1 memorial