We're working hard to make our services better for you. While we're doing some essential maintenance, this website – or parts of it – might be intermittently unavailable at times between Monday 18 – Monday 25 November. Thank you for your patience.

EPW006146 ENGLAND (1921). Industrial buildings and dock entrances on the North bank of the River Thames, Canning Town, 1921

© Copyright OpenStreetMap contributors and licensed by the OpenStreetMap Foundation. 2019. Cartography is licensed as CC BY-SA.

Nearby Images (48)

EPW006146
  0° 0m
EPW005645
  351° 98m
EPW059927
  120° 108m
EPW008574
  150° 164m
EPW046554
  138° 170m
EPW046555
  146° 177m
EPW046559
  140° 181m
EPW046558
  132° 185m
EAW009065
  4° 190m
EPW008580
  130° 190m
EPW046557
  123° 194m
EPW046556
  124° 202m
EPW055968
  315° 207m
EAW007211
  127° 233m
EAW007217
  121° 244m
EAW007218
  126° 245m
EPW055963
  328° 247m
EPW055961
  309° 251m
EAW007214
  148° 253m
EAW007220
  126° 256m
EAW007215
  140° 261m
EAW007219
  140° 274m
EAW007208
  130° 277m
EPW055965
  312° 279m
EPW055966
  316° 279m
EPW055967
  323° 281m
EAW034534
  139° 285m
EPW059393
  309° 289m
EPW055959
  312° 293m
EAW034531
  135° 294m
EAW007210
  128° 297m
EAW034533
  137° 298m
EPW055962
  312° 298m
EAW008817
  53° 301m
EAW034530
  134° 301m
EAW034536
  136° 301m
EPW055964
  319° 301m
EAW034532
  135° 306m
EAW034535
  143° 307m
EAW007209
  128° 308m
EAW034537
  142° 308m
EAW034529
  135° 311m
EAW034539
  138° 315m
EPW007186
  133° 317m
EAW034540
  135° 319m
EPW046155
  48° 321m
EPW059394
  319° 325m
EAW034538
  135° 328m

Details

Title [EPW006146] Industrial buildings and dock entrances on the North bank of the River Thames, Canning Town, 1921
Reference EPW006146
Date April-1921
Link
Place name CANNING TOWN
Parish
District
Country ENGLAND
Easting / Northing 540021, 180203
Longitude / Latitude 0.017638998280499, 51.502910215983
National Grid Reference TQ400802

Pins

The Blacwall Terminus for the London and Blackwall Railway. Damaged by wartime bombing and demolished to make way for the Brunswick Wharf power station. More information can be found at the link below. http://www.disused-stations.org.uk/b/blackwall/

Grollo
Monday 14th of April 2014 06:26:59 PM
Blackwall Yard. More information can be found at the link below. The image was taken at the Museum of London Docklands. Of the two men on the single capstan bar the one nearer the capstan is my Father. He was a turner by trade and what he was doing on the capstan I do not know. He was one of the last to leave the yard and the only machinist left in the workshop. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blackwall_Yard

Grollo
Thursday 27th of March 2014 05:46:14 PM
Offices of the Thames Ironworks and Shipbuilding Company which closed in 1912

Grollo
Thursday 27th of March 2014 05:35:15 PM
Trinity Buoy Whatf. Orchard Place. The image and text are from Wikipedia where more information can be found. The surviving one of a pair of experimental lighthouses at Trinity Buoy Wharf, used by Michael Faraday and later used for training (closed 1988)

Grollo
Thursday 27th of March 2014 11:49:22 AM

MB
Monday 1st of April 2013 04:21:13 PM
Appears to be a swing bridge, serving road and rail

MB
Monday 1st of April 2013 04:18:18 PM
The swing bridge is for road and pedestrian traffic. Pedestrians used the section on the right. Cannot see any rail lines approaching the bridge. I used the train service from Silvertown to Stratford at times and the route used a tunnel, the Connaught Tunnel, to pass the dock system. More information can be found at the link below.

The swing bridge for the entrance to Blackwall Basin at Prestons Road was the same.



http://www.abandonedstations.org.uk/North_Woolwich_line_5.html

Grollo
Friday 28th of March 2014 07:40:00 AM
This swing bridge was originally built to take a railway line across this entrance lock when it first opened in 1855 and cut across the line of the original route to North Woolwich opened in 1848. The dock company built a deviation round the north side of the Royal Victoria dock for most traffic, particularly the passenger trains.

The original line became known as the 'Silvertown Tramway' and continued to serve local industries for many years. I don't know when the railway stopped using the bridge - other photos on this site show that the bridge was removed sometime 1937-38.

John W
Saturday 4th of February 2017 06:01:59 PM

MB
Monday 1st of April 2013 04:16:39 PM
Looks like a public house

MB
Monday 1st of April 2013 04:16:07 PM
Yes this is a pub. It is The Ram Tavern. Used to drink in there lunchtimes when I was an apprentice in the early 70's. We used to throw 50p into a kitty and you would get three pints and a packet of peanuts. It still exists and is known as The Guvnor.



A picture of the original can be found at the link below.



http://www.docklandsmemories.org.uk/Images/Ram-1900b.jpg

Grollo
Thursday 27th of March 2014 12:30:06 PM
Thames sailing barge - under sail

MB
Monday 1st of April 2013 04:14:08 PM
A cut...add a bit.... and shut? It looks as though this vessel is getting a new section fitted.

rog8811
Monday 18th of February 2013 09:31:45 PM
Well spotted! I do not think the vessel is having a section inserted. It looks like a substantial repair. If the derricks over the opening were dropped they woud be in their stowed position. If you were to lengthen a ship of this type best to install the insert ahead of the bridge. The ship above would need additional section of propeller shaft fitted involving more expense. Another strange thing is the work is being carried out in a drydock with no craneage or workshops. The drydocks and the building at the head of the dock was the Thames Ironworks yard which closed in 1912.

Grollo
Sunday 13th of April 2014 12:53:02 PM

User Comment Contributions

I'd call this Silvertown rather than Canning Town: the latter is further up the River Lee (visible in top right) where the A13 crosses that river.

The factories, from the bottom, may include Knight's Coal Tar Soap, Mr Lyle's Golden Syrup factory (Mr Tate invented sugar-cubes in North Woolwich, then they merged)and ICI paint (now AKZO).

Then we have the entrance to the Royal Victoria Dock - the locks now filled-in.

Then a lot of railway sidings - purpose unknown.....coal?

Then the Thames Ironworks shipbuilding yard - with a ship visible in the dry dock.

On the opposite bank of the Lee is Trinity Buoy Wharf.

At top of picture are East India Docks - this appears to be before the construction of Blackwall Power Station.

The small visible part of the south bank of the Thames, on the left, is now the site of the Millenium Dome / O2.

Paul Shaw
Tuesday 26th of June 2012 11:02:27 PM