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Royal Victoria Dock, Newham, pre-1944 | by Fin Fahey
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Royal Victoria Dock, Newham, pre-1944

Looking east. This is taken from the Greater London Plan 1944 which I just acquired (Crown copyright, so reproducible now after 50+ years). No date is given, though I imagine this shot may date from the 1930s. The legend says: ' West Ham Docks. Part of one of the world's great ports, around which heavy and non-movable industry is concentrated.'

 

The most obvious surviving building is Spiller's flour mill, on the south side of the dock basin. A grain silo, which also survives, can be seen to the south of that.

 

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Taken on August 26, 2007