Place    From 1855  To 1981

Royal Docks

Categories: Industry, Transport

The Royal Docks is the area, including the three docks – the Royal Victoria (1855), the Royal Albert (1880) and the King George V (1921), collectively forming the largest enclosed docks in the world, and known as the Royals. Not to be confused with the Royal Dockyards which service Royal Navy ships (at Portsmouth, Deptford, Woolwich, Chatham, and others).

Built 1855-1921. Declined from the 1960s onwards, following the adoption of containerisation. Commericial activity ceased in 1981. The area now contains many residential complexes, the Excel centre and London City Airport.

Londonist reported on "London's Longest Artwork, ... a deep history of the Royal Docks".

This section lists the memorials where the subject on this page is commemorated:
Royal Docks

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Dockers statue - John Ringwood

{Small steel plaque at the front:} "Landed" This sculpture has been erected a...

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Peter Dobson Allen

Peter Dobson Allen

Peter Dobson Allen was born on 4 January 1931, the son of Fred Allen (1902-1957) and Ethel Allen née Dobson (1903-1990). His birth was registered in the 1st quarter of 1931 in the Dewsbury registra...

Person, Industry, Politics & Administration, Tragedy

1 memorial
Robert Owen

Robert Owen

Socialist and philanthropist, father of the Co-operative movement. Born Wales. Learned the fabric trade and in 1784 was in London working for a retailer. But he quickly moved to Manchester where he...

Person, Industry, Paranormal, Social Welfare, Scotland, USA, Wales

1 memorial
Matchgirls' strike

Matchgirls' strike

A strike of the women and teenage girls working at the Bryant and May Factory. Annie Besant had published an article about the poor working conditions at the factory, 'White Slavery in London'. Thi...

Event, Gender Issues, Industry, Social Welfare

5 memorials
Bronze Age Ltd

Bronze Age Ltd

Casting foundry based at the Limehouse Basin. It provides a service to artists who wish to cast their original sculptures in bronze or aluminium. Owned and run by Mark Kennedy.

Group, Industry

5 memorials
National Grid

National Grid

The high-voltage electric power transmission network in Great Britain, connecting power stations and major sub-stations. It ensures that electricity generated anywhere in England, Scotland and Wale...

Group, Industry

2 memorials