The History of Wapping Trust

The History of Wapping Trust aims to record and preserve the story of this small 'Hamlet by the Tower' in London's East End and Docklands.  
The Trust has produced a number of books of local interest, postcards and greetings cards - most of which are available from local book shops or direct from eastlondonpostcard

Some are listed here: 
  • NEW - Piety and Piracy - The History of Wapping and St Katharine's - by Madge Darby
    Softback, 96pp, illustrated - 9.95
    Published by The History of Wapping Trust - ISBN 978-1-873086-06-3
  • South of Commercial Road - a Photographic Record 1934 -1977
    A4 Softback, 44 pages -  5.95
    Published by The History of Wapping Trust - ISBN 1 873086 040 
    A Riverside Journey in Picture Postcards - from Tower Bridge to Blackwall Pier.
    a postcard journey from the Author's Collection - A4, softback, 54pp - 4.95
    Published by History of Wapping Trust - ISBN 1 873086 02 4
  • The Hermitage Shelter Minutes - December 1940
    - an air raid shelter in Hermitage Wharf - A5, softback, illustrated, map,18pp - 1.20
    Published by History of Wapping Trust - ISBN 1 873086 01 6
  • Captain Bligh in Wapping - by Madge Darby.
    ex-Wapping resident - A5, softback, 18pp, illustrated, map - 1.20
    Pub by History of Wapping Trust  - ISBN 1 873086 00 8 - now out of print -
  • Colonel Thomas Rainsborough - Wapping's Most Famous Soldier by Lincoln S Jones 
    Civil War tale - A5, softback, illustrated, map, 18pp - 1.20
    History of Wapping Trust - ISBN 1 873086 03 2
  • William Peckover of Wapping - Gunner of the Bounty - Madge Darby
    Gunner of the Bounty- A5, softback, illustrated, maps 14pp - 1.00
    Connner & Butler - ISBN 0 947699 12 0 - now out of print -
  • Judge Jeffreys and the Ivy Case - Madge Darby
    tale of the 'Hanging' Judge  - A5, softback, illustrated, maps, 42pp - 3.00
    Conner & Butler - ISBN 0 947699 13 9
  • Waeppa's People - a History of Wapping by Madge Darby.  
    - A5, softback, 90pp, illustrated - 3.50
    Published by Conner & Butler - ISBN 0 947699 - now out of print -

~ note above prices do not include postage and packing costs and are subject to availability ~

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6" x 4" Postcards - 40p each - p&p extra

Series 1 - nos 1 to 6 top_bl.GIF (838 bytes) Paintings by Mackenzie Moulton

Wapping's 'painting' Constable ....


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View from Old Gravel lane - 1950s


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Life at Wapping Pierhead c. 1950


left_bl.GIF (839 bytes) Series 2 - #3
J Phillips Stall in the 1950s


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'Iron Boat' off Free Trade Wharf



'View of the Thames with Tower Bridge' reproduced from the original by Eugene Fletcher, loaned by kind permission of the Queen Victoria Seamen's Rest, Poplar

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- page updated 1st November 2014 -
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