''Surrey Commercial Docks (incorporating the Greenland Dock and Eastern Country Dock) 1807-1969
The Surrey Docks were the only docks situated on the south side of the river, opposite Limehouse. The Commercial Dock Company had purchased the Greenland Dock at Rotherhithe in 1807. It was used for the North European trade in timber, hemp, iron, tar and corn. The company eventually owned all the docks built at Rotherhithe over the following 70 years. The interconnected complex of docks, basins, timber ponds and waterways of the Surrey complex extended for over 150 acres of water, and were surrounded by nearly five miles of quayside. Apart from the Greenland Dock and East Country Dock, in which general cargo from many countries was unloaded, they were devoted to the handling and storage of timber.''
I decided to have a rest day today-no washing, work or hoovering! I was at school until ten past seven last night so think I deserve it! I was doing various display jobs, one of which was to put up pictures of the children above their new coat pegs. This may sound like a quick job but it is not. It is, however, mind numbingly tedious.
1. Take the photos-the fun and quickest part.
2. Crop the photos in photo shop. Fiddle around in photo shop for two hours to put little frames around them (a different style of frame for morning, afternoon and full time children) then type their names. I did this on Thursday evening. (The alternative is to individually mount each one on backing paper then trim them all again and I prefer the photo shop way of making them look nice!)
3. Print the photos.
4. Trim the photos.
5. Put all the photos in laminating pouches.
6. Laminate the photos.
7. Trim the laminated photos.
8. Put four tiny pieces of blu tack on the back of each photo.
9. Alphabetise them. (Not strictly necessary but it pleased me!)
10. Stick them up,
11. Admire your work.
12. Go home.