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EPW005993 ENGLAND (1921). West India Dock (Import), Canary Wharf, 1921

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Details

Title [EPW005993] West India Dock (Import), Canary Wharf, 1921
Reference EPW005993
Date 1-May-1921
Link
Place name CANARY WHARF
Parish
District
Country ENGLAND
Easting / Northing 537530, 180399
Longitude / Latitude -0.018155436001717, 51.505283439549
National Grid Reference TQ375804

Pins

Millwall Junction station (1871-1926). The line to Blackwall (this is double track) goes on below the overbridge (also railway lines), the single platform & branch to the right being that to the Isle Of Dogs. http://www.disused-stations.org.uk/m/millwall_junction/index.shtml

Leslie B
Thursday 10th of March 2016 05:10:51 PM

User Comment Contributions

The very office I am sitting in as I type this is built near the bottom of this photo in what was then the north dock. It is very different today with only about a fifth at most of the dock remaining. Th rest of the dock has been filled in over the last 20 years and built on, most recently by the cross rail development.

ResearchAddict
Wednesday 12th of March 2014 06:32:43 PM
Not so much a reply to the comment but an observstion of the image. Concidering the number of ships in the dock there is very little cargo being handled. When I checked the period 1921 the world in general was in the grip of a great depression. This image sums it up as almost all the ships appear laid up. Those tied up to buoys off the quays for certain. This is only a small section of the enclosed docks and the number of men (dockers) out off work must have been enormous. Apart from them it must have been a hard time in general.

Grollo
Wednesday 12th of March 2014 06:32:43 PM