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Workers loading paper onto horse-drawn wagons at the Surrey Commercial Docks.

Workers loading paper onto horse-drawn wagons at the Surrey Commercial Docks.
Loading paper at the Surrey Commercial Docks.
© National Maritime Museum, London
Repro ID: H0195
Description: The Surrey Commercial Docks were the only docks on the south side of the river. Apart from the Greenland Dock and East Country Dock, in which general cargo from many countries was unloaded, they were devoted to the handling and storage of timber and timber products. Goods unloaded at the docks were distributed around Britain by road, rail, canal and coastal steamer.
Creator: Unknown
Date: 1922
Credit line: Southwark Library Collection.
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