Category Archives: /Poplar

West India Docks and the Peruvian Training Ship

Above: View looking east at the ‘BAP Unión’ moored in South Dock while on its short visit to London. Every now and again London is visited by various ships from other countries. Some ships are sailing ships, some are warships … Continue reading

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Crossrail Pictures and Videos

Above: Artist’s impression of the new Crossrail trains which will be 200 metres long. The carriages are longer than on other trains with three doors each side of the carriage (instead of the normal two). A very topical subject at … Continue reading

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DLR Pictures and Videos

Above: Its easy to forget that the DLR started with one-carriage trains and brand new stations which only had to be short to accommodate them. The Docklands Light Railway (DLR) was opened by Queen Elizabeth II during 1987 and its … Continue reading

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Bow Bells Mural, Bow Road

Above: The front of the Victorian pub beside Bow Road. If you have a pub that has a side wall – beside a pathway leading to a block of flats – it will not have much on it that gives … Continue reading

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Chapel House Street

Above: Street name plate which is about 80 years old. Tucked away on the Isle of Dogs is a small street with a long name – Chapel House Street. With a name like that there has got to be an … 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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Canary Wharf Crossrail Station Roof Garden

Above: A view of the roof garden which can be reached by escalators at each end and also by spacious lifts. When Crossrail opens in 2018 one of the places it will stop at will be Canary Wharf. This will … Continue reading

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