|Dockers lived on both sides
of the river. It is hard to imagine growing up near London's docks in the
first half of the 20th Century. On the other side of the river there is
a school playground. In the past children used to come and play on the 'beach'
here at low tide. I decided that this would be a good place to hear some
childhood memories about growing up near the docks. I also liked the idea
of a child-view introducing the docks; the listener is like the child, rapidly
gaining some first impressions. Listen out for a stick running against the
railings - there are child-ghosts here.