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River Thames looking north from Woolwich

River Thames looking north from Woolwich

This shot sourced from the Greenwich Heritage Centre shows the famous Woolwich Free Ferries during the 1950s and looks north across the River Thames towards the Royal Docks where several funnels can be seen in the distance.

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London Mamoth in the dock is clearly visible, plus the copula for the foot tunnel lower right.
At the extreme right hand lower corner would have been a cafe, where, when at school I sometimes used to go for a hot meat pie for lunch.
Looking at the loading arrangements for the ferries, puts a whole new/old slant on the phrase roll on roll off.
I can still smell the Thames now, disgusting!
 

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An interesting picture but it fails to capture the horrible pong that hung around the river at Woolwich in the 1950s.
By the mid-60's the smell had gone. I think that was due to some technological advances at Beckton and Crossness sewage works downriver.
 

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Great picture of my home town, can make out my school. and the "Kent Arms"p.h. Two ferries working. one moored up and one on the "hard" for overhaul. Port boats and Shaw Savill. Black funnel extreme left looks like P&O PALANA later to become Federals CAMBRIDGE.
Thanks for posting, Cheers, John.
 

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Many a spookey walk through the foot tunnel late at night in the 1960s

R ember joining the Port Victory on my 16 th Birthday in KG5 . that night us deck boys walked through the tunnel to watch Alfred Hitchcock birds . Then a late night walk back through the tunnel
 

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wonderful photograph , Steve and evokes many memories, including walkign threough that 'spooky' foot tunnel . These days you'd only do it with a base-ball bat to hand(Thumb)
 

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