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Greenwich Foot Tunnel

Above: The domed entrance to the foot tunnel at the Greenwich end. There is an identical structure near Island Gardens. There are plenty of ways for a pedestrian to cross the River Thames. As well as the many road bridges, … Continue reading

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Island Gardens

Above: Island Gardens with Greenwich riverfront in the background. Island Gardens is a public park located at the southern end of the Isle of Dogs. The Isle of Dogs is usually just called ‘The Island’ by the locals and so … Continue reading

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Christ Church, Cubitt Town

Above: Christ Church with its attractive spire. The locality on the Isle of Dogs called Cubitt Town lies to the SE. It was named after William Cubitt, Lord Mayor of London (1860–62) who was responsible for the development of the … Continue reading

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Cascades Tower

Above: Cascades Tower with its sloping side. In the 1980s, when the London Docklands Development Corporation (LDDC) was only just starting it had the task of creating a ‘new world’ in the derelict Docklands area. Londoners became used to tall … Continue reading

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Isle of Dogs in the 1980s

Above: Aerial view looking west across the northern end of the Isle of Dogs. The points of interest are described in the text. If you are a photographer, you will probably have come across a scene and wished that you … Continue reading

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Isle of Dogs Described by Besant

Above: The remaining offices on the large site beside Westferry Road which remain from the days when the land was a shipyard. The Blue Plaque commemorates the fact that the famous ‘Great Eastern’ was constructed on the site. As well … Continue reading

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Isle of Dogs on Rocque

Above: A map showing the Isle of the Dogs by John Rocque, 1746. The places of interest are described in the text (Click on image to enlarge to 800×1160). Following the words of the ‘Good Book,’ we can say that … Continue reading

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Isle of Dogs – Quick Look Around

Above: Part of Cary’s map of 1796 showing the Isle of Dogs as being almost completely empty land. Notice the ‘Poplar Gut’ caused by flooding in 1660. Because names on the Isle of Dogs may not be familiar to all … Continue reading

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Isle of Dogs as a Name

Above: Part of Cary’s map of 1796 showing the Isle of Dogs as being almost completely empty land. Within the next ten years, the West India Docks would be built and the land would never look the same again. The … Continue reading

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