Lost London: Trove of some of the earliest photos ever taken show how Thames has changed in 150 years
A unique series of photographs taken in the 1860s, using an early type of camera, showcase life in Victorian London for those living in the thriving and bustling streets next to the river.
3-masted barque 'Penang' in dry dock at Millwall 1932
3-masted barque 'Penang' in dry dock at Millwall 1932 posters, canvas prints, framed pictures, postcards & more by unknown. Handmade in the UK.
The Bunch of Grapes, Limehouse.
The Bunch of Grapes, now known as The Grapes is a public house on the river Thames in Limehouse, East London, that was immortalised as The Six Jolly Fellowship Porters Tavern in Our Mutual Friend. It was "a tavern of dropsical appearance ... long settled down into a state of hale infirmity. In its whole constitution it had not a straight floor, and hardly a straight line .... It was a narrow lop-sided wooden jumble of corpulent windows heaped one upon another as you might heap as many…
Pool of London Dockworker handling a cargo of bagged nuts 1947.
Pool of London Dockworker handling a cargo of bagged nuts 1947. by . Museum quality art prints with a selection of frame and size options, and canvases. Museum of London
The workhouse and more Bermondsey life
The past few days the word “workhouse” seems to have been popping up in conversations with different people. Most people today know little about an institution that struck fear into the…
Print of Children labelling tins of tea c.1910, Butlers Wharf BB87_09690
BUTLERS WHARF, Shad Thames, London. From 1921 children had to be at least 12 years old before they could work full-time, though some of these boys look younger. They appear to be labelling tins of tea. Their work benches are made of wooden panels and upturned tea chests. Unknown photographer #HistoricEngland