Plastic- The First 100 Years - 1855-1955 & Where it all began

TALK on Thursday 31 May 2018, 7pm


Plastic- The First 100 Years - 1855-1955 &  Where it all began

Local historian Carolyn Clark has put together a fascinating illustrated talk, which will focus on the origins and evolution of plastics over the first 100 years, from ivory substitute to the Tupperware Burp!

She promises "There'll be some surprises and a focus on its early development in Hackney."

About Carolyn

Carolyn is a community historian, mainly working in East London including Hackney and Tower Hamlets. She is co-author of The Shoreditch Tales and has many published articles on a range of topics. 

She gives illustrated talks and presentations, including on the History of Plastics. Carolyn has collected plastics, focusing on the 1930s-1950s, since childhood and has an extensive collection. Carolyn has been a member of the Plastics Historical Society for over 20 years, has served as its treasurer and is currently Assistant Editor of Plastiquarian.

Barge location for this event

We will be moored on the river just off White Post Lane on the edge of the Olympic Park. The closest station is Hackney Wick (3 minutes on foot). Turning left from the station, then left onto White Post Lane, you should see Barge Fiodra on your right hand side as you cross over the canal. The nearest postcode is E9 5EN

This page was added on 21/05/2018.