Tooley Street area Wharfs

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Re: Tooley Street Area Wharfs

Postby kiwi » Fri Apr 13, 2018 4:37 am

Tea being landed from barges into a bonded warehouse at Hay's Wharf.1910.jpg
Tea being landed from barges into a bonded warehouse at Hay's Wharf,1910.
TOOLEY STREET,THAMES SIDE 2016..jpg
TOOLEY STREET,THAMES SIDE 2016

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Re: Tooley Street area Wharfs

Postby kiwi » Thu Aug 16, 2018 10:15 am

Tooley Street, Hay's Wharf, St Olaf House, Southwark, seen from the River Thames with the Nestles warehouse on the right..jpg
Tooley Street, Hay's Wharf, St Olaf House, Southwark, seen from the River Thames with the Nestles warehouse on the right.

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Re: Tooley Street area Wharfs

Postby kiwi » Sun Sep 16, 2018 2:50 am

Butler's Wharf, c1910.jpg
Packing goods at Butler's Wharf, c1910

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Re: Tooley Street area Wharfs

Postby kiwi » Thu Sep 20, 2018 11:39 pm

Butlers Wharf, a simple but effective counterbalance system is used for checking the weight of boxes. The warehouse staff wear flat-caps while the office workers stand out in their bowlers. The two uniformed men in peaked caps appear to be security staff .c 1910.
DOCK WORKERS CHECKING THE WEIGHT OF BOXES C1910..jpg

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Re: Tooley Street area Wharfs

Postby kiwi » Tue Oct 09, 2018 9:55 pm

A system of casual employment was operated in London docks whereby men would queue up to be taken on each day. This was unpopular but continued well into the 20th century. Large numbers were required when trade was good because almost all the work of moving and loading goods was done by hand. c1910.
Tooley Street, men queue up to be taken on each day to work c1910..jpg
c 1910.


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