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History of Erith riverside to be explored

PUBLISHED: 09:46 14 March 2011

Erith in days gone by

Erith in days gone by

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A local historian will be talking about the history of Erith riverside from the founding of its Dockyard by Henry VIII and the fitting to its part in the D-Day landings.

Erith in days gone by

Ken Chamberlain is due to give a talk at Erith library in Erith High Street, on Wednesday, March 30, at 2pm, when he will look back to the 19th century when the area was known as a riverside resort.

The town’s industrial heritage will also be explored as well as how one firm laid an underwater pipeline across the English Channel and its connection with the D-Day landings.

Tickets cost £2 and are available in advance from the library. Call 020 8303 7777 and select option four.

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