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Day trippers on Tower Beach: 1952

Henry Grant

Day trippers on Tower Beach: 1952
4 0 c m
actual image size: 22cm x 23cm

Full image caption

The Tower of London Children’s Beach, or Tower Beach, was opened in July 1934. It was created by transporting more than 1,500 tons of sand to the Thames north foreshore near Tower Bridge. It proved to be extremely popular and attracted hundreds of thousands of people even though the river’s tide meant that the beach was only open for a couple of hours a day. The beach was inaccessible during the Second World War but reopened afterwards and finally closed in 1971 due to pollution in the river.

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1952 AD - 1952 AD
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© Henry Grant Collection/Museum of London

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