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Re: ROTHERHITHE,WHARFS & DOCKS.

Posted: Tue Jan 23, 2018 2:53 am
by kiwi
LAVENDER WHARF, ROTHERHITHE STREET,1934.jpg
LAVENDER WHARF, ROTHERHITHE STREET,1934.
Lavender Wharf,you can see the warehouse of W.B. Dick & Co. Ltd. 1937.jpg
Lavender Wharf,you can see the warehouse of W.B. Dick & Co. 1937
Lavender Wharf in 1937, when it was the premises of W.B. Dick and Co.jpg
Lavender Wharf in 1937, when it was the premises of W.B. Dick and Co.

Re: ROTHERHITHE,WHARFS & DOCKS.

Posted: Sat Jan 27, 2018 3:00 am
by kiwi
Commercial Dock Pier Showing the Scotch Derrick, 1937, in the foreground, Odessa Street to the right of the Derrick..jpg
Commercial Dock Pier Showing the Scotch Derrick, 1937, in the foreground, Odessa Street to the right of the Derrick.
Scotch Derrick, Commercial Pier, Rotherhithe. 2017..jpg
The Scotch Derrick, Commercial Pier, Rotherhithe in 2017

A simple crane that was frequently used in quarries, docks and boatyards. They are also called stiff-leg derricks. The difference between a crane and a derrick is that the jib (arm) can be raised or lowered on a derrick, rather than the jib remaining stationary. They were used for lifting and moving heavy loads, larger ones had control cabins and they were usually steam-powered. The Thames Path bears right here, just before the derrick, onto Odessa Street.

Re: ROTHERHITHE,WHARFS & DOCKS.

Posted: Tue Jan 30, 2018 4:43 am
by kiwi
Greenland Dock in the late 1950s.jpg
Greenland Dock in the late 1950s