The Royal Ports grew extensively along the southern shore of the East Imperial Island along the Kings Bay
Estuary following on from continued military operations of the British Colonial explorers since 1797. As the
Imperial City grew rapidly and the New England Colonies became a fortified settlement, the docks were further developed in order to accommodate the increasing import and export activities to feed the growing city.
Container docks that replace the old labour intensive manned dockyards. Containerisation of docks across
the globe has contributed to the unemployment in dock worker communities
By the time the industrial age was fully underway, the Royal Ports had become a heavy workhouse for
industries, such as ship building, machine assembly and artillery and weapons manufacturing. Steel works
and various heavy industries developed over the years and the import and export activities based at the docks
were highly busy. The Royal Ports and the Baron’s Ports acted as the first landing stages for all inbound goods towards the rest of the New World Islands within the New England Colonies. Food supplies, equipment and
technology have been sent to and from these ports from the beginning of the British Colonial era, right up to
Industry beside a rail terminal. During the 1980s and 1990s, teenagers and young adults tagged trains
docked in these railyards
a cramped tenement and densely occupied blocks can be seen where poverty is rife. The highly profitable
businesses operating in the Royal Ports were owned by 2ndDuke John Longstride of Rutland, England. A man
far removed from the poverty of the workers and their unemployed neighbours who reside around and work the machinery of his wealth.
A street well known as a gang hideout where hired hitmen and muscle for mob activities could be found
Part of the dock area in the North Section
From around 1880 to 1930 the Imperial City saw waves of Italian immigrants arrive on its shores. Numerous Italian communities were formed, most of which were primarily based around dock areas on the East Imperial Island. Many of these communities can still be seen in Royal Ports today, still maintaining strong Italian heritage, culture and presence to this day.
Neighbourhood around Storch Town
Neighbourhood in the North Section
More in the North Section
crime areas, is that criminal gangs form and expand powerful influence over local residents.
made. Various other crime families have existed in around the Royal Ports and wider Imperial City generally,
such as the Gambalino Family, the Baninni Family and the Vialli Mob Family. Over the years many immigrant ethnicities have formed communities here, including German, Irish, Scottish and North American persons.
Caribbean, African, black British and African Americans have also been represented in the area, however these communities have traditionally been concentrated in further inland ghetto areas such as those in the Oak
Temple, St. David’s and East Grands.
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Parkland west of the Commercial Docks
Residential blocks in the North Section
Scolacci Mob turf
More of the Scolacci Mob area
Blocks south of the Commercial Docks