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The flowing bowl, or sailors returned.
Four sailors are sitting around a table in a cottage to rest and refresh after a long journey. Their bags are still unpacked and the sails of their...
The former Board of Trade building, East India Dock Road.
The former Board of Trade building on the East India Dock Road. This was the scene of the official enquiry into the 'Princess Alice' disaster. The...
The frost fair on the Thames in 1814.
An 'Illustrated London News' engraving of the last Thames frost fair of Feburary 1814, taken from the original print by Luke Clenell. At the...
The Embarkation of His Majesty George the Fourth on board the 'Royal George' Yacht. Off Greenwich to visit his Scottish Dominions, 18 August 1822
A print of King George IV leaving Greenwich on the Royal yacht 'Royal George' (1817). Royal yachts have been used since the reign of Charles II...
The Dockmaster's House, West India Docks.
This building served many functions. It has been an excise office, the Jamaica Tavern, and even the Dockmaster's House. It is now a public house.
The City Steamboat Company's vessels.
The City (or Citizen) Steamboat Company served the Thames from 1845. Traffic peaked in the early 1840s, with intense competition between the...
The Contest for Doggett’s coat & badge.
View of the River Thames looking towards the north bank near Blackfriars Bridge, with St Paul’s Cathedral to the far right. Spectators on shore...
The departure of Jumbo.
The elephant in question was transported by barge from London Zoo in Regent's Park to the Millwall Docks. There it was loaded onto the steamship...
The Gallions Hotel.
A stylish survival of the days when the Royal Albert Dock handled liners to the British Empire, the Gallions Hotel was completed in 1883. Closed in...
The Greenwich Pensioner.
A pensioner with one leg sits by the statue of George II in the Grand Square of the Hospital. Pensioners were admitted to Greenwich Hospital from...
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