Here is another selection from Eric Pemberton’s postcard collection.
This time we concentrate on the Isle of Dogs:
An early 20th Century postcard of Island Gardens.
A postcard that illustrates that the foot tunnel was the death knell of the ferry service.
Greetings from Millwall 1905 with plenty of pride in the ships visiting the docks.
A really unusual card, the Millwall swimming club Polo team 1905.
Stuart’s Granolithic Chimney
Stuart’s were manufacturers of artificial stone made from cement and crushed granite,
originated in Peterhead with offices in Limehouse. In the 1900s the Stuart’s Granolithic Works occupied the large site between Island Baths and the Capewell Horse Nail Factory.
They built a 45ft-high chimney shaft constructed entirely of granolithic blocks, it required a special licence
from the LCC, waiving the normal requirement for chimneys to be of brickwork throughout.
Blackwall Pier was the main embarkation and disembarkation point for emigrants and immigrants up to 1930s.
The Seamans Institute was one of the many Institutes built round the docks.
Early views of the Blackwall Tunnel
Christ Church still exists in Cubitt Town.
Swedish vessel Britannia in Millwall Dock April 1965- the old Granary is on the left.
Interior of St.Edmunds old Church, West Ferry Road over 100 years ago.The Church was demolished in 1995.
One of my favourites, 1912 there was a strike in the docks, however the policemen seem more interested in the camera.
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