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short history of the Surrey Commercial Docks

Stuart Rankin

short history of the Surrey Commercial Docks

by Stuart Rankin

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Published by Dockside Studio in London .
Written in English


Edition Notes

Statementby Stuart Rankin.
SeriesRotherhithe local history paper -- no.6
The Physical Object
Pagination36p.
Number of Pages36
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL18317387M

  Commercial docks at Rotherhithe (late 18th to 19th century) Dockers struck at Surrey Docks in for the docker’s tanner, a rate of 6d an hour. The strike drew public attention to the issue of.   South Dock is the most southerly dock of the Surrey Commercial Docks system and access is gained to it by a passage on its north side leading from the Greenland Dock, and by a lock at the east end leading DOCK, AND SOUTH DOCK, SURREY COMMERCIAL DOCKS. 47 direct from the river, both of which had to be blocked before the dock could be emptied.

Media in category "Surrey Commercial Docks" The following 23 files are in this category, out of 23 total. Albion Channel, SE16 - - jpg × ; 98 KBInstance of: dock (December , ).   The Surrey Commercial Docks were a large group of docks in Rotherhithe on the south bank of the Thames in London. The docks operated from to Many of the dock basins were named after the destination of the boats serviced by them, such as Greenland Dock, Norway Dock, Russia Dock and Canada Dock. Most were subsequently filled in and.

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Short history of the Surrey Commercial Docks by Stuart Rankin Download PDF EPUB FB2

Surrey Commercial system, which had been formed following a period of ruinous competition. This booklet outlines the history of the Surrey Commercial Docks, fromthrough the private company era, ownership by the Port of London Authority, devastation in wartime, rebuilding, closure inand eventual Size: 1MB.

It is also a story of research into the records of the companies that owned and created the docks. Much of the research short history of the Surrey Commercial Docks book in this post has been assembled from Stuart Rankin's A Short History of The Surrey Commercial Docks (), which I have supplemented by other sources together with the use of a lot of online and offline maps.

Stuart Rankin's "A Short History of the Surrey Commercial Docks" now available It is great news that Stuart Rankin's excellent A Short History of the Surrey Commercial Docks is now available for download, free of charge, from the Docklands History Group archive page at.

Churchill and Sim, a short history. Augustus Muir. Neame, Royal Navy Russian Sampson Coysgarne served shipbuilding ships softwood sold St Petersburg staff STANLEY GORDON CLARK supplies Surrey Commercial Docks Swedish teak Thames timber control took Trade Federation Churchill and Sim, a short history: Author.

Trade at the Surrey Docks declined very rapidly and they closed completely in leaving large areas of Rotherhithe as vacant land. This was at a time when many other traditional sources of employment in the area were also in decline and the decade of the s was a bleak one. This booklet outlines the history of the Surrey Commercial Docks system fromthrough the private company era, ownership by The Port of London Authority, devastation in wartime, rebuilding, closure inand the start of redevelopment under the much maligned London Docklands Development.

Coordinates. South Dock is one of two surviving docks in the former Surrey Commercial Docks in Rotherhithe, London, was built in – just south of the larger Greenland Dock, to which it is connected by a channel now known as Greenland Cut; it also has a lock giving access to the River ally named the East Country Dock, it was renamed in.

The Surrey Commercial Docks dominated this area for nearly years, but went into decline after heavy bombing during World War II. The docks closed in and were mostly filled in before the area was redeveloped during the s, with Surrey Quays shopping centre opening in The largest remaining dock, Greenland Dock, is just behind.

The Surrey Docks were originally occupied by many different companies, trading in commodities such as timber, hemp, flax, tar, grain, salt, fruit, cheese, bacon and coal. After the formation of the Surrey Commercial Dock Company, timber and grain became the.

As with Surrey water, the rest of Surrey Commercial Docks closed in the s. During the s, the LDDC took over, and invested heavily in the redevelopment of the area. About half of Canada Dock was infilled and the Surrey Quays Shopping Centre built on top of it; the remainder was converted into the present lake and wildlife refuge.

Title: History of the Surrey Commercial Docks. Publisher: British Library, Historical Print Editions The British Library is the national library of the United Kingdom.

It is one of the world's largest research libraries holding over million items in all known languages and formats: books, journals, newspapers, sound recordings, patents, maps, stamps, prints and Author: Josiah Griffin. S.S. Seislm At Surrey Commercial Docks: The S.S.

Seislim - an ex-Navy Corvette is being specially fitted out at Surrey Commercial Docks and leaves at the end of the week to search for oil under tropical will drop explosives - and the effects will be record on the delicate instruments aboard her - as the explosive reflects on the sea.

A Short History of the Surrey Commercial Docks, Stuart Rankin, Dockside Studio, [ebook] £ ; Shipbuilding on the Thames and Thames Built Ships [ebook] £ ; The Thames and All That, General Steam Navigation Co. [ebook] £ ; Chronicles of the Blackwall Yard, by Henry Green and Robert Wigram, Whitehead, Morris and Lowe, The book is about Liverpool docks and the dockland area its history, strategic importance in times of peace and war; the kinds of cargoes carried into the docks including slaves.

The book provides a complete timeline from the very earliest days right up to the modern time a time when a new and even larger container dock is being built and the 5/5(6).

Before leaving the area of the old Surrey Commercial Docks I went to have a close look at a mocked-up shelter designed to show the sort of spot where those waiting for work each day on the docks would have stood. Murals painted at the back of this conjured up a variety of maritime scenes on the Rotherhithe peninsula.

Unfortunately Surrey Docks is just one of many London trade landscapes we’ve lost or have suffered extensive changes, which includes the Upper and Lower Pools, Millwall and West India Docks, Limehouse and Royal Docks.

Although most of the survived World War Two, the s really was the watershed point that saw the end of London as a Port. Jun. 06, - M.P's visit model of Foulness Area: A party of M.P's this morning went to the Surrey Docks, to see a working model of the Foulness area in connection with the inquiry into the sitting of the Third London Airport.

The Barry Docks (Welsh: Dociau'r Barri) are a port facility in the town of Barry, Vale of Glamorgan, Wales, a few miles southwest of Cardiff on the north shore of the Bristol were opened in by David Davies and John Cory as an alternative to the congested and expensive Cardiff Docks to ship coal carried by rail from the South Wales Location: Barry, Vale of Glamorgan.

The London Docks were one of several sets of docks in the historic Port of London. They were constructed in Wapping, downstream from the City of London between andat a cost exceeding £5½ million. Traditionally ships had docked at wharves on the River Thames, but by the late s more capacity was were the closest docks to the City of London.

About Us. Fraser Surrey Docks LP, is the largest modern, multi-purpose marine terminal on the West Coast of North have been serving the needs of our Container, Breakbulk, Project Cargo, Forest Products and Bulk customers in the Port Metro Vancouver and around the world since.

From inside the book. What people are saying - Write a shiprepairing ships short-sea side Silvertown smell St Katharine Docks Steam Navigation steam tugs steamers stevedores sugar Surrey Commercial Docks Thames Tilbury Docks timber tobacco Tower Bridge trade transit sheds transport Dockland life: a pictorial history of London's docks 5/5(1).The strike was the beginning of trade union protection for the poorest dock workers like the lumpers, leading to companies employing more permanent staff and setting the stage for the biggest dock strike in history seventeen years later in With thanks to Stuart Rankin’s ‘A short history of the Surrey commercial docks’.The name of this pub recalls the Surrey Commercial Docks, located in this area from to There were 10 docks in all, covering acres, including the reconstructed Greenland Dock, to the rear of this pub.

Find out More > Broadcasts Live News. Children Welcome. Licensed Outdoor Area. Step Free Access. Don't just take our word for it Location: Lower Road Rotherhithe London SE16 2LW.