Grown up in the Docks

Royal Docks Originals

Grown up in the Docks

From Saturdays spent in the engine room on the Woolwich Ferry to heavy metal at the Bridge House and first jobs at the Tate & Lyle factory, the Museum of Youth Culture invited the public to share their everyday memories of growing up in the Docks.

Grown up in the Docks celebrates the stories collected, exploring the Docks' recent social history through memories of youth. This outdoor exhibition at the Thames Barrier Park Cafe brings together photographs and oral histories collected in response to the question; what is your strongest memory of being young?

Collected during a national lockdown in the midst of a pandemic, conversations were held on Zoom coffee mornings, during family zine making workshops and over long phone calls. The stories collected document the highs and lows of being a teenager, and what unites us across generations.

Time & date

14 - 31 Oct

Location

Thames Barrier Park Cafe, North Woolwich Road, E16 2HP

Tickets

Free entry

For your visit

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