Almost everyone else in London has done this, so I guess I can jump on the horse drawn cart and pull out a few choice sample from the new Pathé News website. Being a resident in the docklands area, I have decided to focus on the Thames and Docklands.

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Captain Kennedy of the Canadian ship “Beaverbrae” denounces the Dockers Strike of 1949

Repairing the spire of the 100 years old Poplar Church – local to where I live, and a lack of health & safety that would make modern workmen cringe.

New Dockland road opened by Minister of Transport – near Silvertown

Damming the Thames – a proposal for a tidal dam at Woolwich that would include a road and rail link.

Black man, white man, brown man, yellow man. All the lousy Orient waiting on the quay – politically incorrect lyrics!

London Dock Strike – ‘Communist Conspiracy’ – from 1950, part of the series of strikes over these years.

Firemen prepare for a nuclear attack on the docks

Flying boat lands on the Thames – notable for the very last few shots of the aircraft going under Tower Bridge. This needs to be recreated!

London Wharf Blaze – warehouse in Wapping on fire. Could we have the commentator do a voiceover for the recent Camberwell fire?

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