Top London web sites

Staff outside Sainsbury's
Staff outside Sainsbury’s, 114 Lewisham High St, c. 1915
Photo credit: Lewisham Library.

Time Out published their top 50 London web sites recently. PortCities London featured in the history section, which pleased me no end. I was technical lead for the PortCities consortium, built the catalogue database used by the National Maritime Museum team and was heavily involved in building the London web site.
Put together using local London libraries and archives, as well as the National Maritime Museum, this is a treasure trove of material covering all aspects of the capital’s essential and enduring relationship with the river. The archive photographs are brilliant.

>Click The ‘port facts’ that are littered through the site – like the fact that bird droppings and animal blood were imported and turned into artificial fertiliser at Silvertown.