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Canary Wharf from the Cable Car

The Emirates Airline Cable Car (also called the London Cable Car) travels high over the River Thames – from near North Greenwich Station to the Royal Victoria Dock. Originally sponsored by the Dubai-based airline Emirates when it opened in 2012. … Continue reading

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London and Greenwich Railway (Background Page)

Above: A contemporary print showing a train on the viaduct in about 1836. Although only a short railway initially, its design was to be replicated time and time again across London. The engineer was Colonel George Landmann who was born … Continue reading

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Greenwich Riverside Footpath in 2021

Above: View taken in 2021. Soon after passing where Lovell’s Wharf used to be an old wall comes into view. It was beside Granite Wharf. The housing developments which are replacing the 1960s wharves at Greenwich are by no means … Continue reading

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Greenwich Riverside Footpath in 1970

Above: View from the old riverside walkway in 2006 of a few barges remaining at Piper’s Wharf. For those who have known Greenwich and its old riverside footpath, they will probably have different stories to relate, according to how far … Continue reading

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Bay Wharf

Above:Looking at the derelict sheds and old slipways of Bay Wharf in 1977. There were still a barges on the slipways. The Early Days of the Site Bay Wharf is now the only wharf on the Thames in Greenwich that … Continue reading

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Piper’s Wharf

Above: Looking across the Thames at PIper’s Wharf on a sunny evening in 1976 An earlier name for this wharf seems to have been Dawson’s Wharf. The name appears in documents but does not seem to appear on any maps … Continue reading

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Lovell’s Wharf

Above: Looking east on the old footpath beside Lovell’s Wharf on 24 April 1978. The ship was carrying sheet steel in tight coils. One of them is in the picture being moved by a derrick mounted on Lovell’s Wharf. When … Continue reading

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Ballast Quay, Greenwich

Above: Ballast Quay with its late Georgian terraces and the Cutty Sark pub. The history of Greenwich is, at times, surprising for its lack of detail. For example, most place names in London are recorded in the Domesday Book (1086) … Continue reading

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Blackheath – Goffers Road

Above: Street name still to be seen on Blackheath. This a tale about the early days of the game of golf. It is generally believed that the modern game of golf originated in Scotland during the 15th century. In 1603 … Continue reading

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Blackheath Gravel Pits

Above: Remaining evidence for the so-called Eliot Pits on the Lewisham side of the heath. The trees have grown up since the pits were abandoned. The plateau of Blackheath was so-called because it appeared a darker colour than the green … Continue reading

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