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A paddle steamer at Greenwich Pier.

A paddle steamer at Greenwich Pier.
Greenwich Pier.
© National Maritime Museum, London
Repro ID: H2828
Description: Crowds of spectatators witness an unknown ceremony at Greenwich Pier, with Thames watermen lining the route. Greenwich Pier was built in 1836 to accommodate the many paddle steamers that brought visitors to Greenwich. The number of visitors reached their peak at bank holidays when Londoners came to Greenwich to experience its many attractions.
Creator: George Washington Wilson
Date: c. 1880
Credit line: Greenwich Local History Library collection.
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