One of the Greater London Council Bovril boats, the Newham is outward bound at Higham Bight in 1983 headed for The Black Deep off the Essex coast where discharge will be effected. Built 1966 she was 2,175 gr tons.
Passing Tilbury downriver 21/3/81 with a full cargo of London's sewage destined to be dumped in the estuary at Barrow Deep.
These so-called "Bovril Boats" were so ubiquitous on the Thames that no-one bothered much with photos of them. However, since the 1990s they have all disappeared, due to EU r