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Unloading cases of New Zealand apples at the Royal Docks.
|Unloading cases of New Zealand apples at the Royal Docks.|
|© National Maritime Museum, London|
|Repro ID: H4390|
|Description: Plums, currants, raisins, almonds, figs, apples, oranges, lemons and spices came to London from all over the Commonwealth. The port therefore played an important part in the commercial development of the former colonies. As well as fruit, New Zealand shipped vast amounts of frozen meat to London in specially designed refridgerated cargo ships. Commonwealth trade was vital to Britain's post-war economic recovery.|
|Credit line: Newham Archives and Local Studies Library Collection|