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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

Re: ROTHERHITHE,WHARFS & DOCKS.

Posted: Thu Mar 01, 2018 2:20 am
by kiwi
GREENLAND DOCK.jpg
GREENLAND DOCK. c1950

Re: ROTHERHITHE,WHARFS & DOCKS.

Posted: Fri Mar 02, 2018 10:59 pm
by kiwi
Deadman’s Dock, or Dodman’s Dock, was named after the shipbuilders Dudman & Company, who operated here at the end of the 18th century. It was bought from them by the Brighton and South Coast Railway Company in 1850. It was then owned by Southern Railway and eventually British Rail after nationalisation, until it closed in 1970. It is now the site of the Surrey Quays shopping centre.
Deadman’s Dock, or Dodman’s Dock.jpg

Re: ROTHERHITHE,WHARFS & DOCKS.

Posted: Tue May 01, 2018 12:13 am
by kiwi
FOUNTAIN.jpg
Fountain Dry Dock,63 Bermondsey Wall. 1929, now Bermondsey Wall East. End of Bevington Street.

Re: ROTHERHITHE,WHARFS & DOCKS.

Posted: Wed May 02, 2018 11:29 am
by kiwi
Port of London Authority Aquatic Sports Gala Day in 1925, with dockworkers, families and friends swimming, diving and playing water polo at Surrey Commercial Docks.

Port of London Authority Aquatic Sports Gala Day in 1925,.jpg
SURREY COMMERCIAL DOCKS 1925.jpg

Re: ROTHERHITHE,WHARFS & DOCKS.

Posted: Sun May 27, 2018 6:08 am
by kiwi
Thames Riverscape showing Reed's Wharf, Mill Stairs, Meriton's Wharf and St Saviours Dock: 1937.
Reeds Wharf, Mill Stairs, Meritons Wharf and St Saviours Dock 1937.jpg
Reeds Wharf, 33 Mill Street, 2016.jpg
Reeds Wharf, 33 Mill Street, 2016
REEDS WHARF.jpg

Re: ROTHERHITHE,WHARFS & DOCKS.

Posted: Wed May 30, 2018 10:35 pm
by kiwi
Rotherhithe Street, Platform Wharf c1937, a tobacco warehouse which stood until the late 1970's..jpg
Rotherhithe Street, Platform Wharf c1937, a tobacco warehouse which stood until the late 1970's.

Re: ROTHERHITHE,WHARFS & DOCKS.

Posted: Wed May 30, 2018 11:40 pm
by kiwi
Rotherhithe Street, Bellamys Wharf and Bullhead Dock were a sand and gravel unloading facility..jpg
Rotherhithe Street, Bellamys Wharf and Bullhead Dock were a sand and gravel unloading facility.
Rotherhithe Street. showing King and Queens Wharf (Bellamy's Granaries) from the Upper Globe Wharf to Dinorwic Wharf section in 1937..jpg
King and Queens Wharf (Bellamy's Granaries) from the Upper Globe Wharf to Dinorwic Wharf section in 1937

King and Queen Wharf, next door to Globe Wharf, was originally known as Bellamy’s Wharf and was built by French prisoners during the Napoleonic Wars in the 1790’s. Bellamys Wharf and Bullhead Dock were a sand and gravel unloading facility.
Rotherhithe Street, King & Queen Wharf 2017..jpg
Rotherhithe Street, King & Queen Wharf 2017