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Pre-fabricated housing on Oareboro Road in Deptford.
Pre-fabricated housing on Oareboro Road in Deptford. These temporary houses became permanent homes for many people whose houses had been destroyed or...
Plaque from the former East India Docks entrance gate.
The imposing entrance gate, one of the most enduring symbols of all London’s docks, was demolished in 1958 during the expansion of the...
Police mobilising during the docks strike of July 1912.
Mounted police outside a building during the 1912 dockers strike. The pre-war era witnessed massive industrial unrest as dockers, transport workers,...
Poplar Hospital for Accidents, 1858.
The Poplar Hospital for Accidents shortly after its opening in 1858, as depicted in the 'Illustrated London News'.
Poplar Hospital, c. 1950.
Poplar Hospital in 1950. The original Hospital for Accidents had been destroyed during the Blitz, and had been replaced by more functional buildings.
Rescue workers survey bomb damage.
Thousands of civilians were killed during the bombing of the Second World War. Many more were injured and numerous buildings were completely, or...
Road and pavement construction in Canning Town.
Workers from Hamlett's Builders engaged in road and pavement construction at Hatherley Gardens. Until the Second World War, Canning Town had a great...
Silvertown from Charlton.
Looking over the pier at Cory's Barge Works towards Silvertown on the north bank of the Thames.
Snowfields and Ferguson’s Rents, 1894.
The back of Snowfields and the front of Ferguson’s Rents, Rotherhithe in 1894. This was typical of much working-class housing in the late 19th...
Snowfields, Bermondsey: looking from number 28 towards number 18.
Newsagents and housing in Snowfields, Bermondsey, looking from number 28 down the street to number 18.
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