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The Dreadnought Seamen's hospital

The hospital was founded to provide a health and welfare service for sailors on ships visiting the river Thames
The welfare of seamen

Making life secure and comfortable for visiting seamen in the port
Bazalgette and London's sewage

How London disposes of its sewage
Social conditions in the 19th-century port

Life in the dockland slums
Containing smallpox in Victorian London

The floating hospitals
Ports and disease

Ports as gateways for disease
Hospitals in the port

The port was a dangerous place
Making a home in maritime London

The experiences of Docklands' post-war community
Port pastimes

Leisure activities for a riverside community
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The virtual pub crawl The virtual pub crawl
Experience a maritime pub crawl
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The Trafalgar TavernThe Trafalgar Tavern
An elegant Regency building standing on the edge of the ThamesThe GrapesThe Grapes
A famous riverside tavern, described in Charles Dicken's book 'Our Mutual Friend'The AngelThe Angel
The oldest public house in RotherhitheThe Prospect of WhitbyThe Prospect of Whitby
One of the most famous pubs in LondonVisit a gallery
Poplar Hospital - the first hospital for dockers
Work at the docks could be very dangerous, and many dockers were injured while handling heavy goods'Punch' cartoons
The magazine 'Punch', commented on government policy, providing moral judgements on political and social events, from the late 1840s to mid 1850s it focused on the appalling quality of Thames water
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