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A Wapping celebration of cockney heritage – Wiggy Marriott

A Wapping celebration of cockney heritage – Wiggy Marriott

To mark the start of the Cockney Heritage Festival in Tower Hamlets tomorrow, we’re honoured to share a guest post from lifelong local resident and East Ender, Toni Davey whose grandad became a Pearly King in 1952 [...]

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Tragical Events At The Town of Ramsgate (1846) – by Roger Fullilove

Tragical Events At The Town of Ramsgate (1846) – by Roger Fullilove

Wapping writer, Roger Fillilove invites you to enjoy a chapter from his new book, called “A Clan Full-of-love” that will be published in 2013 [...]

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The History of Wapping Trust

The History of Wapping Trust

Wappingites of all ages joined the History of Wapping Trust at Raine’s Hall last night for ‘Trust Night’ when they launched their new 2011 Christmas cards showing beautiful snowy photos of St George-in-the-East and St John’s Churchyard [...]

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A Wapping family history in the 1920’s

A Wapping family history in the 1920’s

Monica Thompson’s mother had told her many stories about the Turks Head pub, which her grandparents ran back in the 1920’s and has very kindly shared her family history and some fantastic original photographs [...]

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A Wapping review of ‘Decade’ at Commodity Quay

A Wapping review of ‘Decade’ at Commodity Quay

“A theatrical experience you won’t forget” say Wapping residents and keen theatre-goers Paul and Hannah who watched the new production of ‘Decade’ at Commodity Quay last weekend and share their review [...]

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Writing the real Wapping into fiction

Writing the real Wapping into fiction

Our local award-winning author Jean Fullerton is proud of her Wapping and Shadwell roots which continually inspire her writing and make Wapping a character in its own right in all her stories [...]

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Book review of ‘Piety and Piracy: The History of Wapping and St Katharine’s

Book review of ‘Piety and Piracy: The History of Wapping and St Katharine’s

The History of Wapping Trust launched their new book, ‘Piety and Piracy’ on 9th May at Raines Hall in Wapping with presentations from author Madge Darby and Trust member Ray Newton. Read Wapping resident Jo Cox’s book review and find out where to buy your copy [...]

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A Wapping book launch of Piety and Piracy on 9th May

A Wapping book launch of Piety and Piracy on 9th May

‘Piety and Piracy: The History of Wapping and St Katherine’s’ by Madge Darby will launch at a free event on Monday 9th May. From 7pm – 9pm at Raines Hall in Wapping the History of Wapping Trust will reveal what is possibly their best book yet [...]

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A Wapping pancake for Shrove Tuesday

A Wapping pancake for Shrove Tuesday

Pancake Day marks the day before Lent in the Christian calendar and racing with pancakes is a tradition in the UK dating back to 1445. Here’s a piece for Pancake Day from Wapping “Up Your Street” writer Gillian Lawrence [...]

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Remembrance Sunday 2010

Remembrance Sunday 2010

Rememberance Sunday is the anniversary of the end of the hostilities of the First World War at 11am in 1918. A poem by Gillian Lawrence who runs Wapping’s Up Your Street [...]

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Why I Love Wapping? Thoughts of a Wannabe Wappingite (1)

Why I Love Wapping? Thoughts of a Wannabe Wappingite (1)

CJ Duffy explains why he loves Wapping, describing it as the “hidden gem” of the East End and Docklands with its’ glorious streets, converted warehouses and village feel. True to his routes, but a real “Wannabe Wappingite” [...]

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A Prospect of Wapping – Wapping Writers

A Prospect of Wapping – Wapping Writers

Danny stands in Wapping High Street looking back at the changes over the last 65 years [...]

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Read a Waeppa of a Wapping Walk

Read a Waeppa of a Wapping Walk

HIGHLY RECOMMENDED – you have never read anything quite like this before! Starting at Wapping’s Grade 1 listed Tobacco Dock, this beautifully illustrated “journeessay” takes us around 21st century Wapping. we learn torrid tales of the Bengal Tiger and Ratcliffe (Wapping Highway) murders to name a couple [...]

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Wapping Books and Authors

Wapping Books and Authors

There are great books written about and by Wapping Authors. As well as fiction there are beautiful memoirs which are a great alternative to a history book if you want to find out what Wapping life was really like.  Wapping authors publish books on a wide range of expert subjects, which we’re still discovering Please [...]

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“A True Londoner” by Danny Anthony

“A True Londoner” by Danny Anthony

This month we review “A True Londoner”. Author Danny Anthony is the long serving porter for Dundee Court and Pierhead Wharf in Wapping High Street [...]

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