Formed upstairs in the Amersham Arms, New Cross, 22.10.2013
Deptford Dockyard (Off in the Hands of the London Mayor)
Video and Sound, 2014
A weekly meet up in Deptford to learn and sing sailors’ working songs. Started at a time when Deptford’s history is being washed away by gentrification. The flyer highlighted the loss of the Anchor from Deptford High Street which has become a symbol of this. The group decided to write a shanty about the local struggle to hold on to Deptford’s community and history.
The Deptford Shanty Crew have performed in Deptford Lounge, the Dog and Bell pub, and they have been asked to sing on a BBC documentary about Deptford’s history. Contact for use of any songs or recordings.