Black Eagle Wharf, Wapping c.1860
3 0 c m
actual image size: 29cm x 22cm

Black Eagle Wharf, Wapping c.1860


© PLA collection/Museum of London

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Black Eagle Wharf.
This view captures all the variety of the Wapping riverside. The home port of the schooner, the ‘Express’ of Alnmouth, moored at the wharf, betrays the close links between this part of the Thames and the north east coast of England. Enormous quantities of coal were shipped down from the coalfields to London as well as manufactured goods and other general supplies.
Near the schooner, there are
lighters, a sailing barge and
watermen’s skiffs. The wharf was
used especially by Truman’s Black
Eagle brewery in Spitalfields, hence its name and the barges laden with beer barrels.




1860 AD - 1860 AD

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