Sending the Krays on their way

  George Horncastle tells us how The Krays were no match for the families who worked in the London docks. 

Pigeon Pie

  Stan Dyson recalls how his resourceful neighbours, The Battersbys, would catch their own supper. 

Chickens in the yard

  Like many residents of Silvertown, Joan Dyson’s family kept chickens in their yard, but not only for their eggs… 

Gas leaks & chickens

  Johnny Ringwood recalls how his father’s return from World War II nearly did for next door’s chickens.