Book reviews — February 1992
THE CHANGING RAILWAY SCENE IN HAMPSHIRE, by Edwin Course & Pam Moore.
Priced at £4.50. Available from Capt, Ivan Downer, SUIAG Publications Officer, 4 Hartley Close, Bishopstake, Eastleigh, Hampshire, SO5 6JE. GLIAS readers should also ask for the names of other IA publications by SUIAG. All profits go towards the work of the group.
The story is told in a series of 114 photographs showing past and present, the earliest taken in 1905, with a start commentary on each of the 42 pages. This is a new publication from Southampton University Industrial Archaeology Group and is very interesting and well presented. Editor
DOCKLAND LIFE — A PICTORIAL HISTORY OF LONDON'S DOCKS 1860-1970, by Chris Ellmers and Alex Warner.
Available from the Museum of London Bookshop and the Museum in Docklands, Library and Archives, price £17.50
The Port of London formed the largest and most comprehensive system of docks the world has ever known. With a workforce of over 100,000 men, women and children, London's Dockland reached out to the four corners of the globe through the thousands of ships which came to the busy River Thames. The Museum of London is devoted to keeping the memory of Dockland alive and has now produced this lavishly illustrated volume.
Dockland Life examines every major aspect of the port; the working river and its various docks; the ship repair yards; dock construction and warehousing; the quaysides and dock trades; the communities of the area. The text is comprehensive and definitive, but above all it is the stunning sequence of images, drawn from a library of over 50,000 photographs, which conveys the human drama of life and work in the 'First Port of the Empire'. Bill Firth
© GLIAS, 1992