Havering | Barking & Dagenham | Greenwich | Newham | Bexley
- To understand where and how people used to work
- To explain how people work today
- What work do your family do?
- Where do they work?
- Do they wear special work clothes?
Watch and listen carefully to the video clip
- What is a foreman?
- Can you think of a reason why ‘Oggie’ would watch over the docks from a tower?
This is a photo of Fred as a young man in the 1950's with his workmate (Fred is on the right).
The paper in the picture is money.
This was after a week when Fred received lots of overtime pay.
What do you think overtime means?
This is from a company brochure of Samuel Williams and Sons from 1975
What does it tell us about:
- What goods were handled on the docks?
- How goods were transported?
- What do you think the word dock means?
- Can you name things which are made in other countries?
- How do they come to Britain?
Imagine you work at the Docks
Each table will write a story using one
of the five senses:
The Barking Reach Redevelopment
Look at the items in it – If it has a label find out where it was produced.
Make a list of each item and where it is from.
On a map of the world mark where each item came from.