MEMORIES AND STORIES FROM THE Liverpool DOCKS

THE DOCKERS CLUB

Join The Dockers Club on Facebook  Click the link

The Dockers Club Facebook group will continue  as a legacy  to the project

This lively group is a library of original photographs, videos and articles. 




The Claw

Bootle Library 4th November 2021 2pm. 

Read by Eithne Browne The Claw is set in the 1960's. A play about two little boys who go missing on the Docks. Written by Moira Kenny, Sound installation and music John J. Campbell

http://soundagents.blogspot.com/2021/10/everton-literary-event.html

Working Class History

This project recorded ex dockers describing the inhumane conditions on the Liverpool Docks. Containerisation and the Dockers Strike.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W28VGwb4aDo

JOBS FOR LIFE?

This project  documented lives of men who worked on the Docks and the families who  lost their income, social lives and their community due to containerisation and strikes

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  • Are you a Docker or Ex-Docker?

    Would you like to take part in a future oral  history project? We want to hear from you to take part in The Liverpool Irish Project  to create a lasting legacy for Liverpool, Dockers and their families. 

  • What we did

    We met in Crosby and Bootle Libraries and recorded memories and stories of life both at home and on the Docks. 

    This project was delivered during COVID with restrictions. 

    Outputs include a legacy of  The Dockers Club Facebook group with up to 500 members who contribute and comment on the photographs and articles shared

    A play The Claw, inspired by Ex Dockers stories, performed in Bootle Library as part of the Bootle Literary Festival November 2021.


CONTACT

THE SOUND AGENTS

John J. Campbell & Moira Kenny

The Black-E, 1 Great George Street, Liverpool, L18 1JD

M. 07923925379 E. Thesoundagents@gmx.co.uk

Working in partnership with

Sefton Library Service

C/O Crosby Library

Volunteer Centre Sefton, a project of Sefton CVS