David Exley left school at 15 with no qualifications. He started his adult life as an apprentice electrician, but then, driven by his innate sense of self-worth, he pushed himself constantly beyond his comfort zone to achieve more. He is now a first honours graduate and Facilities Manager for a major law firm, managing 1m square feet of office facilities in Canary Wharf.
A frank, poignant, yet often hilarious record of how Exley's life and the London Docks area have changed over the last 6 decades. A life that could have ended so tragically after the first 8 years.
This journey of an East London lifetime details the twists, turns, the traumas and the happiness from 1952-2009. A life still lived in East London but now amongst the shiny new towers of Canary Wharf.