Plaque

Captain Bligh - Wapping

Erection date: 1992

Inscription

William Bligh R.N., F.R.S., who transplanted breadfruit from Tahiti to the West Indies lived in a house on this site 1785 - 1790.
History of Wapping Trust 1992

Site: Captain Bligh - Wapping (1 memorial)

E1, Reardon Street

Reardon Street was previously Broad Street. Bligh’s house is long gone and the plaque is on what was once the perimeter wall of Western Dock of London Docks. The wall has been reduced in height and behind it can now be seen a housing development.

Credit for this entry to: Alan Patient of www.plaquesoflondon.co.uk

This section lists the subjects commemorated on the memorial on this page:
Captain Bligh - Wapping

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Captain William Bligh

Naval officer and colonial governor. Born in Plymouth. He served under Captai...

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Captain Bligh - Wapping

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History of Wapping Trust

Started in the early 1970s as Wapping Parents Action Group. Transformed into ...

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