12 July 2006

Industrial bread and a ship full of bombs

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Some reflections on history and heritage in East London and the Thames estuary. I refer to ‘Millennium Mills’, an old flour mill standing opposite the Millennium Dome, and the Richard Montgomery, a sunken US Liberty ship loaded with explosives that lies not far offshore from Sheerness – whence it was memorably described by the resident German novelist Uwe Johnson.


This article is derived from the Third Annual Docklands Lecture, entitled ‘How will London make history in 2012’ and presented at the Museum of Docklands on Wednesday July 12th, 2006. 

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Read/See Tim Edensor’s site on British Industrial Ruins»

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