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arsegrapes 1:25 Fri Oct 22
Port of London photo's
A Knocker Upper, known as something a little different in my day.

https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/gallery/2021/oct/21/port-city-london-on-the-river-in-pictures

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ted fenton 11:23 Tue Oct 26
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Yes great memories Lato /Billy all though the docks in 1965 were very Dickensian.
This is the fella who was in our band (if you can call it a band ) he was a typical 1960's/70's comedian and sadly died a few years back.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EGn7nmdmIfw

only1billybonds 9:57 Tue Oct 26
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Nice one Ted. My ex Mrs came from Tiller road and the Dorset Arms on Manchester Rd was my local for a few years. Celebrated our 1980 cup win in there after staggering back from Wembley.

Lato 8:35 Tue Oct 26
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More great photo's ted they must bring back great memories.

ted fenton 3:28 Mon Oct 25
Re: Port of London photo's
Not sure if this has been posted.....

https://islandhistory.wordpress.com/

ted fenton 3:21 Mon Oct 25
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Yes it was Lato I left in 1980 and the fruit boats stopped unloading there around 1977 I could be wrong but when I when I took the kids up there to show them where I worked I couldn't believe it the only things I recognised were some pubs and the swing bridges my old office at the Olsen depot had been sold to the Daily Telegraph.

Here are some decent pics....


https://islandhistory.wordpress.com/2014/01/27/false-quays-norwegians-bananas-and-rubber-puppets/

Lato 3:08 Mon Oct 25
Re: Port of London photo's
A few ago that must of been ted

ted fenton 3:00 Mon Oct 25
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The last time I worked at Canary Wharf Lato we were unloading banana's from Tenerife and apples from South Africa ;-)

Lato 2:50 Mon Oct 25
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A great set of photos obviously brings back great memories for those that used to work there.

I used to work at City Airport, can't imagine the place full of Ships instead of Aeroplanes

ted fenton 12:35 Mon Oct 25
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Just ignore the fecker Billy.

At one time a few of us played acoustic guitars and bashed out some tunes mainly Beatle stuff in the "Tooke" one of the lads was a funny fecker and went on to earn decent money as a comedian Al Benson.. shame the pub was millwall but where I worked was mainly claret & blue !

only1billybonds 11:53 Sun Oct 24
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You really are prepared to present yourself as a complete cunt as long as it guarentees some attention arnt you?

You sad sad man.

Hammer and Pickle 11:41 Sun Oct 24
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"Christ,this thread saddens me,the East End of what it was and what it has become."

Yeah go on, hop it Spud.

only1billybonds 11:36 Sun Oct 24
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Dopey.

This is a thread that people can share their memories and experiences, take your bitterness and inferiority elsewhere.

Hammer and Pickle 11:20 Sun Oct 24
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Of course you're a Spud - your misery gives you away.

only1billybonds 11:12 Sun Oct 24
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A Spud?

You really do need to up your game ,that is just desperate.

Now go sort your dandruff out you tramp.

Hammer and Pickle 11:07 Sun Oct 24
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Ahh diddums

No one gives a fuck about a Spud that posts on WHO.

only1billybonds 10:49 Sun Oct 24
Re: Port of London photo's
Percy.

My old man and me drank in the Blacks. He drove a lorryy out of the Beechams depot opposite the pub.

Christ,this thread saddens me,the East End of what it was and what it has become.

Percy Dalton 10:30 Sun Oct 24
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I've done a bit of work on the river front of Lenantons timber in the early 70s flood defence and often had to finish early because of the tide coming in.
Spent the rest of the day in the Blacksmiths Arms opposite.

ted fenton 1:39 Sun Oct 24
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Hahaha oh yes ;-)

flyingV 1:32 Sun Oct 24
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Hope you and the family are well, Ted.

Sounds like there were more than a few tricks pulled over the years. I know many birthday parties or events were well looked after with bottles straight off the boats…

ted fenton 1:09 Sun Oct 24
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It was a pleasure to meet your Grandad in the "Black Lion" V.
The PLA never geared up for the new container ships as they were becoming far to big for London most of our work went to felixstowe.. also a gang of dockers consisted of 8 men they got a bonus as in tonnage for everything they handled unloading/loading a container needed 2 men plus a clerk to load/unload the other 6 got paid for feck all work so it had to stop !
All good things eh.

flyingV 12:52 Sun Oct 24
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My grandad also worked at Fred Olsen. Until recently he would meet mates for a drink at the pub next door to the museum then make it his business to educate the visitors afterwards!

The museum is well worth a visit, I’ll be over to have a look at this exhibition, thanks for the heads up.

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