Redevelopment of  East India Docks: 1913
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40cm
actual image size: 27cm x 22cm

Redevelopment of East India Docks: 1913

John H. Avery

© PLA collection/Museum of London

Full image caption

Labourers work on the redevelopment of East India Docks. Standing in the entrance passage from the basin to the export dock, John H Avery photographed construction work at East India Docks. In 1912, work started to widen the entrance passage between the basin and the import dock, which was parallel to the export dock. Transit sheds were also built on the quays. The East India Dock had only a few warehouses, so most cargoes were transported to the City of London for storage in the Town Warehouses. The steamship in the background could be from the Union Castle Line, which was one of the principal lines to use these docks. The liners carried passengers, cargo and mail to and from South and East Africa.
 

Artist/Photographer/Maker

 

Date

1913 AD - 1913 AD
 

Image Number

004496
 

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