Flour milling and the port
|Milling at Millwall Docks|
The Millwall Docks
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