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Tower Hamlets (Hamlets)

Above: Cary’s map of 1786 with the approximate position of the Tower Hamlets added to it. Notice how open much of the land was at that time. The London Borough of Tower Hamlets was so-named when it was formed in 1965 because … Continue reading

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Tower Hamlets, London Borough of

Above: An outline map of Inner London, showing the three Metropolitan Boroughs that were combined in 1965 to form the London Borough of Tower Hamlets. In 1965, when the London Boroughs were formed, some of them took their name from … Continue reading

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West India Quay DLR Station

Above: Helicopter view looking SW at West India Quay DLR Station, about 1988. The water in the view is in the most northerly of the three original West India Docks. A DLR single-carriage train stands at one of the platforms. … Continue reading

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Canary Wharf DLR Station

Above: Helicopter view about 1988, looking down on the DLR crossing the old West India Docks. Heron Quays DLR Station is near the bottom of the view with the Heron Quays development bottom left. The beginnings of Canary Wharf DLR Station … Continue reading

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Heron Quays DLR Station

Above: Helicopter view looking south across the old West India Docks, about 1988. South Dock is towards the top. On the narrow strip of land can be seen small office buildings to the right which were known as Heron Quays. … Continue reading

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Island Gardens DLR Station

Above: Helicopter view looking south near the southern end of the Isle of Dogs, about 1988. The Royal Naval College and Greenwich Pier are to be seen along the top of the view. A one-carriage DLR train is approaching Island … Continue reading

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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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