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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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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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Victoria Deep Water Terminal

Above: Looking south on the wharf. Greenwich Park is on the horizon. Victoria Deep Water Terminal was built on land known as Victoria Wharf. The name ‘Victoria Wharf’ is shown on the Ordnance Survey maps for 1944-69. The name ‘Victoria … Continue reading

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Lovell’s Wharf Footpath

Above: Looking west along the footpath by evening light in 1975. In the 1960s and 1970s, the riverside footpath at Greenwich was a really magical place. Walking east from Greenwich Pier, you passed in front of the Royal Naval College … Continue reading

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Greenwich Wharves in the 1960s (Background Page)

Above: Map of the riverfront at Greenwich, showing the approximate position of some of the well-known wharves. At the time of writing, most of them have already changed beyond recognition (Click on image to enlarge to 1280×800). If you like … Continue reading

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Enderby’s Wharf

Above: Enderby’s Wharf in August 1963. The cable-laying ship ‘Mercury’ is moored alongside being loaded with a new cable being made in the nearby factory. Over the centuries, a large number of wharves have been developed along the banks of … Continue reading

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