How the East Was Won

By other museum staff on 4 Oct 2011

On a bright Sunday morning seventy-five years ago today the East End became a battlefield in the continental struggle between Fascism and democracy that would engulf the world three years later. The Battle of Cable Street (external link) now rightly enjoys legendary status. Looking at the grainy images of the day’s events is a powerful reminder of a time when so much was at stake and how an East London conflict could have global resonance. On October 4th 1936 Oswald Mosley intended to commemorate the fourth founding anniversary of his British Union of Fascists by marching around 3000 ‘Blackshirts’ into the heart […]

YOUR 2012 opens Friday at the Museum of London Docklands

By visitor services on 18 Jul 2011

If you have been following our blog updates throughout the development of our YOUR 2012 display, you will know that a number of visitor hosts from the Museum of London Docklands have been visiting the Olympic site at Stratford, East London since February 2010 capturing in photographs the construction work and its impact on the landscape and community. From Friday, 20 of these images will form a free display at the museum. In planning the display the hosts soon realised that they would not be able to feature all of their images and indeed ongoing work at the site after the selection process for display had […]