Thames Riverscape showing West India Docks Pumping Station; 1937
3 0 c m
40cm
actual image size: 26cm x 22cm

Thames Riverscape showing West India Docks Pumping Station; 1937

Avery Illustrations

© PLA collection/Museum of London

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Thames Riverscape showing West India Docks Pumping Station, the site of Limehouse Lower EntranceThames Riverscape showing Thames Riverscape showing Union Docks Wharf from the Union Docks Wharf to Lenanton's Wharf section of the north bank of the Thames. The staton was built in 1937 to maintain the water level in the dock and is still in use today.
In 1937 the Port of London Authority commissioned Avery Illustrations to document both banks of the Thames between London Bridge and Greenwich/Island Gardens. The result was a total of 276 black & white photographic prints, 124 for the North Bank and 132 for the South Bank. Joined together the prints form 2 panoramas that depict the busy working warehouses, factories, ships, tugs and barges that inhabited the banks of the Thames.
 

Artist/Photographer/Maker

 

Date

1937 AD - 1937 AD
 

Image Number

005362
 

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