I took the photo above in July 2007 from a helicopter trip. Huge changes have happened since then! It’s really important that the history of the Isle of Dogs is documented whilst it’s still possible.
Next Saturday the Friends of Island History Trust are holding an open day at St John’s Community Centre, 37-43 Glengall Grove, E14 3NE between 11.30 and 5pm. Entrance is £2. (Crossharbour DLR)
They say: “The volunteers will be selling freshly made sandwiches from the snack bar, along with delicious cakes by Jodie to go with your hot and cold drinks served by Cathy and Maryann from the coffee-bee van out the back. Lorraine will also be along around 1pm with trays of Billingsgate shellfish.
See Debbie Levett’s list of the talks that will be on in the comments below.
A mobile prefab museum will be there to show some of the Isle of Dogs post-war history.