Dockers Statue by Les Johnson, Victoria Dock

The long awaited Dockers statue has finally been sited in the Royal Victoria Dock outside the ExCel exhibition centre, it depicts Dockers at work and it is dedicated to all the Dock Workers from the 1800s that had such a hard life. The three figures depicted in the statue are: John Ringwood, an ex Seaman who later worker in the Docks, came originally from Custom House and now lives in Hornchurch; Patrick Holland from Custom House, who worked as a Stevedore in the Docks for 20 years, he is the one with the hat on who is portraying a Tally Clerk; Mark Tibbs, who comes from a Boxing family in Canning Town. Their names can be seen on the sides of the packing cases as well as Wally Taylor who di

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