Category Archives: /Thames

Stairs (Water)

Above: Wapping Old Stairs, leading to the river from Wapping High Street. They are on the west side of Oliver’s Wharf. The stairs and causeway are a good example of water stairs beside the Thames. This is one of the … Continue reading

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Royal Arsenal, Woolwich

Above: Looking north at the old gatehouse to the Royal Arsenal from Beresford Square. During normal weekday shopping hours, the square is occupied with stalls for the local market. The Royal Arsenal, Woolwich, carried out the manufacture of ammunition proofing … Continue reading

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North Woolwich

Above: North Woolwich is shown on Bacon’s map of 1904. It is coloured PINK because it was administered as part of the Metropolitan Borough of Woolwich which was on the south side of the Thames. In 1904 the County of … Continue reading

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Woolwich Overview

Above: At the centre of Woolwich is Beresford Square, in use most days of the week as a street market. The view above summarises the story of Woolwich – the historic old entrance to the Royal Arsenal (left), the Victorian … Continue reading

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Tower Bridge from Greenwich Park

Above: Tower Bridge from Greenwich Park taken in June 1999. It happens that the dome of St Paul’s Cathedral is in line with Tower Bridge and the park. In the foreground, the two large vessels are moored at Convoy’s Wharf, … Continue reading

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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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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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