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 […]

The history of the Olympic site (part 1 of 3)

By peter strafford on 22 Apr 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 on 22nd July 2011. Anyway as promised here is some information all about the pre 2007 history of the Olympic site before redevelopment had begun. Hackney Wick  Hackney Wick was a highly industrialised area around the canal and the railway with its best known products including Clarico Mints (still available but made elsewhere). Petrol was first given its name […]

Nearing Completion

By peter strafford on 8 Apr 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. As you can see much of the work has now been completed on the Olympics stadium. Work is now moving on to the surrounding area where the red Mittel Orbit Tower and the adjoining 2012 Olympic Garden will be built.                                     If you are curious as to what it looked like a whole year […]

Bring me Sunshine

By peter strafford on 29 Mar 2011

As we work towards finalising the 20 images that will make up  Your 2012,  our free display on the impact of the construction of the Olympic Park in Stratford, East London, opening at the Museum of London Docklands in July. We quickly wanted to share with you this picture and thought: Might we be in for a warm Spring and a hot Summer? Lets hope so. The notice below seems to be a good sign of things to come.

Tis the Changing of the Seasons I

By visitor services on 23 Nov 2010

Greetings fellow Olympian enthusiasts! When I last left you, the team had just submitted our exhibition proposal to the relevant committee . It’s been some time since that last post (sorry!) so I won’t keep you in suspense much longer. As it turns out, our exhibition proposal was too ambitious, the good news however is that a scaled down exhibition will mean increased emphasis on things like blogs and I am now very important. Also, as we won’t be able to display as many of the fantastic photos in the physical exhibition, I am able to debut the ones I […]

Your 2012

By visitor services on 12 Oct 2010

Hi there, Kathryn (host at Museum of London Docklands extraordinaire) here to give you a glimpse into the creation of Your 2012, an exhibition reflecting on the past, present, and future of the communities affected by the Olympic Games. This exhibit also has the distinction of being curated by hosts just like me! Truth be told, I joined the project in progress owing to my recent date of employment. I hope this blog can contribute to the excitement and scope of the project, and I’m also eager to share the things I’m learning as I catch up with my colleagues. […]