Working Lives of the Thames Gateway

Exciting-looking day at LMA organised by Eastside Community Heritage.

Title: Working Lives of the Thames Gateway
Location: London Metropolitan Archives, 40 Northampton Road, London, EC1R 0HB
Description: Free Conference

Guest speakers:

Billy Bragg, musician & activist: Englishness & Identity: the East London Working Class

Jerry White, historian: Migrant Communities of East London: Working Lives & Social Lives

Panel discussion and Q&A. Other presentations include ‘Industry and Empire: The Shaping of the East End Landscape’ and introductions to recording and preserving local and family history, exploring archive films of east London and getting started in oral history.

Activities:

What should we remember about working in the industries of East & South East London? Have your say!

Reminiscence session for former workers: Working life: Making ends meet or making friends for life?’

Watch archive films of the local area

Archive workshops: How to research your family history and how to preserve your old photos, plus bring your historical documents to be analysed and scanned.

This conference day, organised by Eastside Community Heritage, is a must for anyone who would like to contribute their own stories, or those of their family, of living and working in and around the Thames Gateway.
Start Time: 09:30
Date: 2008-09-20
End Time: 17:00

For more information or to get involved in the project download the project leaflet here.

Mary

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