PortCities London
UKBristolHartlepoolLiverpoolLondonSouthampton
You are here:  PortCities London home > The working Thames > Trades, industries and institutions
Text Only About this Site Feedback
Explore this site
About maritime London
Early port
Tudor and Stuart port
18th-century port
19th-century port
20th-century port
People and places
Port communities
Crime and punishment
Leisure, health and housing
Thames art, literature and architecture
The working Thames
London's docks and shipping
Trades, industries and institutions
Port of science and discovery
Historical events
Ceremony and catastrophe
London in war and conflict
Fun and games
Things to do
Timeline games
Matching games
Send an e-card
*
   Back to Demise of the Great Eastern
*
**
*

Training of lighthouse personnel at Orchard Yard.

Training of lighthouse personnel at Orchard Yard.
Trinity House's Orchard Yard in Blackwall.
© National Maritime Museum, London
Repro ID: H3115
Description: The training lighthouse is located at Trinity Buoy Wharf in Blackwall at the entrance to Bow Creek. It dates from about 1880. For many years, bouys, foghorns and lights were also tested at the yard. This role is now undertaken by the Trinity House Operations Control Centre at Harwich. The Corporation of Trinity House closed Trinity Buoy Wharf on 31 December 1988 and sold the site to the London Docklands Development Corporation.
Creator: Unknown
Date: c. 1950
Credit line: National Maritime Museum, London
*
*
8
National Maritime Museum/Royal Observatory GreenwichNew Opportunities Fund 
Legal & CopyrightPartner sites:BristolHartlepoolLiverpoolSouthamptonAbout this SiteFeedbackText Only