The History of the Olympic site (part 3 of 3)

By peter strafford on 11 May 2011

Time is ticking away before the 20 images that will make up the Your 2012 free exhibition go on display dealing with the impact of the construction of the Olympic Park in Stratford, East London. Come along and see it when it starts at the Museum of London Docklands in July. In continuation of the recent History of the Olympic Site blogs here is part 3 of the story. Bryant and May Factory Is just a stone’s throw away from the Olympic Stadium and has left an indelible mark on British socioeconomic and trade union history.  The saga that made it famous began in 1888 when […]

Troubled Waters

By visitor services on 25 Feb 2011

As mentioned in our last “Your 2012 ” update one of the challenges facing the Olympic organisers has been dealing with the invasive pond weed common to the waterways around the Olympic site. This photo, taken last autumn near the Olympics stadium, shows you just how bad the problem had become in many parts of the canals interlocking the site. When we visited the same site last week a massive transformation had taken place… A big clearing operation has taken place and we could not see a single sign of any pond weed. Such a task must have been very […]