Arrowood 3

Here are some pictures taken while collecting information for book 3. The photos below are an important location in the book. Old Swan Pier used to be here – you can still see the struts in the water and a bit of the entrance. In place of the new buildings would have been warehouses and wharves. It’s right next to London Bridge and Fishmongers Hall.

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From the pier, you would have been able to see Tower Bridge (looking under London Bridge) and Pickfords Wharf opposite.

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Here are some photos from the London Docklands Museum.

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Copper searching a docker
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Limehouse Salvation Army Hostel
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Family in Bethnal Green
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Inspecting bales of cinnamon in the docks
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London Docklands

 

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This is St Saviour’s Dock in Bermondsey. It would have been busy with Thames barges, tugs and lighters back in the 1890s.

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Some useful readings:

Scenes from Gravesend – all will feature: