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South Dock Old and New

Above: Looking west on the south side of South Dock. Within the vast area originally covered by the docks in London, there were two that were called ‘South Dock’. The West India Docks, on the Isle of Dogs, were made … Continue reading

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West India Docks

Above: Part of Fairburn’s map showing the layout of the West India Docks when they first opened in 1802. The map also shows the City Canal. Construction work of the two original West India Docks was sanctioned in 1799 by … 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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