Join the Docks: The Royal Docks consultation programme has now launched.

As London’s only Enterprise Zone and one of London’s Opportunity Areas, The Royal Docks and surrounding area is on an exciting journey. Several plans are in development to ensure growth in this area benefits local people, the economy and environment. 

It is important that local people’s views sit at the heart of these plans. Throughout August and September we will be popping up at events and activities across the area to ensure that everyone is able to have their say.  

From events at local libraries, shopping centres, community hubs and youth facilities, you’ll be able to find us across the area. A full list of events and further information can be found here: 

Please pop along to one of our events and help us spread the word to make sure everyone gets to have their say!”

Tony Cheeseman Foundation Exhibition- ‘Sugar from Discovery to the Docks’

Monday 9th September – Friday 13th September 2019
Exhibition, consultation and light refreshments.
Canning Town Community Neighbourhood Centre and Library
18 Rathbone Market
Barking Road
Canning TownLondonE16 1EH

Monday 16th September to Saturday 21st September 2019
Exhibition and light refreshments
Video pop-up consultation Thursday 19th to Saturday 20th September 2019
Beckton Globe Library
1 Kingsford Way
E6 5JQ

Thursday 26th September 2019
Exhibition, consultation and light refreshments.
North Woolwich Library
5 Pier Parade
North Woolwich
London E16 2LJ




Tony Cheeseman Foundation Exhibition & Royal Docks Consultation


Dr James Dawkins is a socio-economic historian and an associate member of the Legacies of British Slave-ownership project based at University College London (UCL). His lecture will reflect on how the labour of his enslaved ancestors enriched the white Dawkins family to such an extent that they became one of England’s wealthiest slave-owning dynasties. He will draw upon untouched 18th and 19th century manuscripts listing the names of his enslaved ancestors, maps of the Jamaican estates they were held upon and accounts of the yearly revenue generated from the sale of sugar and rum.

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