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Share stories of working in East London's chemical industry for history project

PUBLISHED: 13:00 18 September 2009 | UPDATED: 14:54 05 October 2010

EAST Enders who worked in the chemical industry are invited to share their memories at a special event to celebrate their history. Social history group Eastside Community Heritage has arranged the event on Friday September 25 at Stratford Library as a fi

EAST Enders who worked in the chemical industry are invited to share their memories at a special event to celebrate their history.

Social history group Eastside Community Heritage has arranged the event on Friday September 25 at Stratford Library as a first step in its project to record details of life on the factory floor for its working lives of the Thames Gateway project.

It is keen to hear from anyone who worked at Newham's chemical factories which produced soap, heavy acid, rubber and paint factories.

The event starts at 2pm at the Hopkins Room at the library at The Grove when refreshments will be on offer followed by a discussion and a chance to look at archive photos.

Eastside Community Heritage is especially keen hear from with people from firms like Berk Spencer Acids, John Knights soap works, Silvertown Rubber Works, Jenson & Nicholson and the ABRAC works.

Further information is available from Laura Mitchison on020 8553 4343.


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