Monthly Archives: December 2012

Where on Earth Is This?

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History Of the River Police

I don’t know haw many of you watched the ‘Flotilla’ or river pageant for the Jubilee celebrations in London, but if you did then you will have almost certainly seen the Thames River Police at work. I myself was sitting … Continue reading

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Eton Boys Club – Part 2

In 1907 Gerald Wellesley, 22 years old, arrived in Hackney Wick and quickly realised that there was a problem with the “Missions scope” for the young boys and men were all dealt with but, not those in between. So in … Continue reading

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Eton College Boys Club – Part 1

The Eton college mission arrived in Hackney Wick in 1880. At the time is was widely reported that “The boy problem” where each year the youth were sent out without aid, sympathy or help from the state, with only the … Continue reading

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St Katherines Dock tour information

St Katherine’s Docks lying between London docks and the Tower of London built on 23 acres The architect was Philip Hardwick he collaborated with Telford on the designing of the warehouse and other buildings. The waters consisted of a large … Continue reading

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Ivory House Tour information

Ivory House is the last warehouse of the original project. It was completed by George Aitchinson clerk of the works to St Katherine’s Docks Company. The original fire resistant construction has brick arches and wrought iron beams, circular cast iron … Continue reading

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Dickens Inn, St Katherines Dock

The Dickens Inn, has nothing to do with Dickens except that his grandson also called Charles opened it in 1976. The original building which probably dated from the 1790s stood on the Thames side site just east of its current … Continue reading

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New Website

We have just launched our new website for Taxi Guides of London. Updates to our new site and blog will be appearing very soon. Please check back.

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