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 […]