Monthly Archives: May 2017

Ransome’s Dock

Above: Looking south into the dock from the end that meets with the Thames. This old dock is one of the surprises to be found in the river bank upriver of London Bridge. Between London Bridge and the western boundary … Continue reading

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Nine Elms Pier

Above: Looking east towards Vauxhall in April 2003 near Nine Elms Pier. The peaceful scene in this picture will never return to this part of the Thames. Once upon a time – all the best stories start ‘Once upon a … Continue reading

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Battersea Creek

Above: Looking west at low tide towards the Thames along the short remaining section of Battersea Creek. Buildings in the distance are on the Fulham side of the Thames. Although the River Thames is the main river flowing through London, … Continue reading

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London Heliport

Above: View from near Wandsworth Bridge of a helicopter about to land at the London Heliport. London Heliport is London’s only licensed heliport. It might come as quite a surprise that a vast metropolis like London does not have more … Continue reading

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Battersea Railway Bridge

Above: Looking at Battersea Railway Bridge from Wandsworth Bridge. St Mary, Battersea, can be seen in the centre of the view (above one of the piers). You might think that a relatively narrow railway bridge crossing the Thames at Battersea … Continue reading

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Battersea Bridge

Above: Looking at the west side of the present Battersea Bridge from the Battersea side of the Thames. Today’s Battersea Bridge is the second on the present site. The first bridge on the site was erected 1771-73 as a toll-bridge … Continue reading

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Fowler’s Horizontal Mill

Above: View from the Thames looking south in 1800. It shows the mill with the church of St Mary, Battersea, in the background. The mill structure was even higher than the parish church. One of Battersea’s most unusual buildings, throughout … Continue reading

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