EPW024907 ENGLAND (1928). The docks and deep water jetty, Tilbury Ness, 1928

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Title [EPW024907] The docks and deep water jetty, Tilbury Ness, 1928
Reference EPW024907
Date 3-October-1928
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Place name TILBURY NESS
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District
Country ENGLAND
Easting / Northing 563120, 175067
Longitude / Latitude 0.34783382909834, 51.450568527333
National Grid Reference TQ631751

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I'm fairly sure that the whole point of taking this photo was to capture the major and rare Civil Engineering event of new Locks being built. The new Locks were built to enable Tilbury to take the "Panamax" ships just coming into use. Panamax is the term used for the largest ships able to get through the Panama Canal (completed in 1914). The new Locks came into use in early 1929. Although the Lock Gates are not in this photo (see others), the deep water jetty would not have been built without them.

BigglesH
Wednesday 10th of April 2013 05:50:34 PM