A new three-week exhibition on the history of the Port of London Authority (PLA) was opened by UK shipping minister Jim Fitzpatrick yesterday, 100 years to the day since the PLA was formed.
Port of London Authority: A Century of Service runs until 19 April 2009 at Museum of London Docklands.
Fitzpatrick said the exhibition “is not only a celebration of the PLA’s achievements, but an important reminder that ports, like the Port of London, bring great benefits to us all.”
“For the younger generation who may not know much about what came before the regeneration of Docklands, this exhibition will provide a fascinating insight to the PLA’s history and the evolution of the Port. But for many of my constituents it is living history and I hope that as many of them as possible will be able to come and visit the exhibition as well.”
Entry is free to Port of London Authority staff and alumni staff and to Museum annual £5.00 ticket holders, admission for children is free.