Isle of Dogs launch for book about 200 years of Thames waterfront heritage

Two men with a passion for the River Thames who have spent years working on the waterfront are about to publish a book of their experiences.

Authors Ronald Richards and Derek Bayliss have studied the history of East London’s docks and wharves going back two centuries.

They come close to literally ‘launching’ the self-published book on the river when they appear at Cubitt Town Library—just a stone’s throw from the waterfront on the Isle of Dogs—to sign copies of ‘Victorian Wood Wharf & the Greenwich riverside 1820-2010’ next Thursday evening. They also lead a discussion about the life and times of this great part of the river and how it has changed over the last 200 years.

The pals, who worked on the waterfront most of their working lives, thought it worthwhile to record the inside knowledge they have of this maritime area. The book-signing at the library in Strattondale Street, Cubitt Town, begins at 6pm.