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The Exmouth at Grays, 10 Feb 1895.

The Exmouth at Grays, 10 Feb 1895.
The Exmouth at Grays, 10 Feb 1895.
© National Maritime Museum, London
Repro ID: H4971
Description: In January and February 1895, a severe cold spell created huge ice floes on the Thames. Although the river did not freeze over, the ice played havoc with the workings of the port. Photographer William Bartier, of 134 East India Dock Road, took several shots of the river at this time. This one was taken well down the river at Grays, where the Thames is much wider. The 'Exmouth' training ship was run by the Metropolitan Asylums Board. It took boys from poor backgrounds and trained them for careers in the Royal Navy or the Merchant Navy.
Creator: William Bartier
Date: 10 Feb 1895
Credit line: Tower Hamlets Local History Library Collection
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