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The North Woolwich Pier today.

The North Woolwich Pier today.
The North Woolwich Pier today.
© National Maritime Museum, London
Repro ID: H5910
Description: The North Woolwich Pier became an important terminus for steamship services on the Thames. Passengers arriving by the river could land here and take a train into London from the nearby North Woolwich Station. Today the pier lies derelict and locked; its future is uncertain. The grimmest moment in the pier's history was in 1878, when the paddle steamer 'Princess Alice' was lost in Galleons Reach. North Woolwich was to have been her next stopping point. A large crowd gathered here to await news of their relatives and friends.
Creator: Simon Niziol
Date: 2004
Credit line: National Maritime Museum, London
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