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Flour milling and the port

Milling at Millwall Docks

The Millwall Docks

General view of the new docks at Millwall.
View full size imageThe opening of Millwall Docks. © NMM

With its seven windmills, the Isle of Dogs had once been an important site for the milling of grain. Flour milling returned to the area soon after the opening of the Millwall Docks in 1868.

These docks had been built specially to handle grain imports, and offered better facilities for unloading grain than the other docks in Lond