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Hay's Wharf - Tooley Street Hay's Wharf - Tooley Street

Plaque: Hay's Wharf - Tooley Street

Inscription

Hay's Wharf
This land between Tooley Street and the Thames has been occupied by wharves and warehouses since the middle ages. Founded by Alexander Hay in 1651, the Hay's Wharf Company grew to own most of the complex between London and Tower Bridges. These Hay's Wharf Buildings were constructed in 1856 by Sir William Cubitt on the site of an 18th century wharf. The wharf handled all cargo's {sic} except tobacco, but specialised in provisions and tea. In the 1860's the use of cold storage was pioneered here and this area became known as "London's Larder". 75% of the bacon, butter, cheese and canned meat needed for London was stored here.
Southwark
{Repeated around the border of the plaque:}
Pool of London

{The plaque carries two images: the wharf and a ship's loading announcement from 1798.}

The little plaque that you can see at the top of the picture is disappointingly dull; it reads "This street called Hays Lane has not been dedicated as a public right of way. Members of the public using this street do so as licencees and not as a right." We bet none of the tourists know they are licencees.

Site: Hay's Wharf - Tooley Street (1 memorial)

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Hay's Wharf - Tooley Street

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Sir William Cubitt

Civil Engineer. Born Norfolk. President of The Institute of Civil Engineers. ...

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Alexander Hay

Founded Hay's Wharf in 1651.

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Hay's Wharf

The land between Tooley Street and the Thames has been occupied by wharves an...

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Hay's Wharf - Tooley Street

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Pool of London Partnership

From City of London : The Pool of London Partnership was established in 1996 ...

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