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Station Yard at the Surrey Commercial Docks.
|Station Yard at the Surrey Commercial Docks.|
|© National Maritime Museum, London|
|Repro ID: H2390|
|Description: Huge piles of timber, known as 'deals', are stacked in the Station Yard at Rotherhithe prior to distribution by horse-drawn wagons. Carts and wagons loaded with goods from the docks were a regular sight in the streets of maritime London well into the 20th century. In the background, the masts of a sailing vessel are evident. The ship is probably a barque engaged in the Scandinavian timber trade.|
|Credit line: Southwark Library Collection||