Commercial Dock Passage

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fosney
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Commercial Dock Passage

Postby fosney » Tue Feb 07, 2017 3:06 pm

Commercial Dock Passage was on a peninsula between Greenland Dock and South Dock
Surrey commercial Dock, this area was heavily bombed during the war never reconstructed.

Later construction took place with the development of Surrey Quays
Dog and Duck 1931.jpg
Dog and Duck 1931
Dog and Duck Bomb damage.jpg
Bomb damage during the war
Dog and Duck Rotherhithe.jpg
The pub got its name from that many years ago the locals with their dogs spent time on the beach to hunt ducks ! Hence the name Dog and Duck

DOG AND duck map.jpg
Map of the area

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Re: Commercial Dock Passage

Postby bermondseyboy » Sun Feb 12, 2017 11:34 am

Dog and duck.jpg

Dog & Duck pub (site of) York Place, Rotherhithe, London, SE16
First recorded in 1805 and destroyed by a German VII rocket on 31-10-1944. Said to have been a pub on the site since 1723 and the name derived from the "sport" of hunting ducks by dogs on the adjoining marshes. On 23-09-1805 the then owner, Richard Frost, was called to a nearby house after Richard Patch had murdered Isaac Blight. The pub eventually stood between South and Greenland Docks (closer to the South Dock) and actually in Surrey Commercial Dock Passage, known to the locals as Dog & Duck Passage. This was a narrow path that led from today's Gulliver Street to Plough Way. Building shown is at the river end of Rope Street. Blue crane in the background faces South Dock.


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