Category Archives: /Thames

Searle’s Boatyard, Lambeth

Above: Plaque on the Albert Embankment marking the site of Searle’s Boatyard. On these premises, the Leander Club was founded. This may well be a name you have not heard of. It relates to the shore at Lambeth before the … Continue reading

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Hay’s Wharf Sailing Bill

Above: A sailing bill for Hay’s Wharf, dated 1798. If you have visited Hay’s Galleria – which is on the north side of Tooley Street– then you will know where Hay’s Wharf originally stood, set up by Alexander Hay. That was … Continue reading

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Griffin’s Wharf Sailing Bill

Above: Sailing bill advertising services by ship from Griffin’s Wharf, Tooley Street. Griffin’s Wharf no longer exists but it has an interesting story to be told in the form of the advert which was probably produced no later than about … Continue reading

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Ratcliffe

Above: An old street nameplate for one of the last streets in Ratcliffe to carry the name of the ancient hamlet. Ratcliffe was one of several hamlets beside the Thames in Tudor times. It was one of 21 Tower Hamlets … Continue reading

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Southwark Bridge New Lighting

Above: Southwark Bridge looking towards St Paul’s Cathedral. Extending along the length of the Thames where bridges cross the river in Inner London, the footpaths and roads alongside were once mainly dark areas – lit only by any available street … Continue reading

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Crossness Pumping Station

Above: Looking down on the pumping engines at the beautifully restored ironwork inside the large building. Crossness is the name of a ‘ness’ or projecting piece of land which projects into the Thames on the south side. The ‘ness’ is … Continue reading

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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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