From Sail to Steam: London's Role in a Shipbuilding Revolution
Oct 24, 2016
London at one time was the largest port and industrial city in the world. Bermondsey, Deptford, Blackwall and Greenwich were all major centres for shipbuilding. This lecture will look at the industrial river and consider the changing needs of shipping with the transition from sail to steam and its impact on London as a port.
The transcript and downloadable versions of the lecture are available from the Gresham College website: http://www.gresham.ac.uk/lectures-and-events/from-sail-to-steam-londons-role-in-a-shipbuilding-revolution
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