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Ratcliff wharves.

Ratcliff wharves.
Ratcliff wharves.
© National Maritime Museum, London
Repro ID: PX9445
Description: Ratcliff was an area on the Wapping waterfront. During the 19th and early 20th centuries it was a notorious slum containing seedy dance halls and down-market brothels. The area was inhabited by sailors, prostitutes, watermen and dockers from the nearby docks.
Creator: Norman Janes (1892-1980)
Date: c. 1930
Credit line: National Maritime Museum, London
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