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Casual workers- London Docks

Postby Tessa25 » Tue Mar 01, 2011 12:06 pm

Hi
Is there any way of locating casual workers in the London Docks - my ancestors lived and worked in the area in early to mid 20th century. I know that at least two generations belonged to a trade union. One of my ancestors was Terry Smith, the other was Percy Hammond.
Any help anyone can give me would be very much appreciated.
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Re: Casual workers- London Docks

Postby steve bannister 1 » Sun Mar 06, 2011 2:52 am

Hi Tessa,

There have been several books written on the London Docklands, I've got one somewhere, as my ex's Father was a Stevedore there. A Google search should produce a few.

You can also contact the London Docklands Museum, or visit the website at http://www.museumindocklands.org.uk/English/

and...http://www.museumindocklands.org.uk/English/Collections/FAQ/Familyhistory.htm

You'll also find information about casual dock workers, and in particular about the 1889 Dockers Strike for support for casual workers, here;
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Isle_of_Dogs#Docks

...here http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/London_Dock_Strike_of_1889

...and herehttp://www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/TUdockers.htm

All of these sites have loads of links for further information.

Good Luck,

Steve
Researching:
BAPTISTE - Tobago, then moved to Glasgow in 1870's
YOUNG - Glasgow
GALLER - Austria
DEASE - Ireland (Westmeath/Meath/Coole/Kildare)
BEARDMORE - Newcastle Under Lyme, Staffordshire
HAIGH - London (Originally Halifax, Yorkshire)
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