Building    To 1986

Sunlight Wharf

Categories: Commerce

The Sunlight Wharf building was constructed 1906 and specialised in storage of furs, silk and tinned fruit.  The last working crane on the city waterfront was operated by LEP Transport Ltd at Sunlight Wharf.  It was dismantled in January 1983.  When the wharf was demolished the site was subject to an archaeological survey.

A London Inheritance have a very good post on this area.  Here we learn that Sunlight Wharf was used in 1927 to receive, from a sailing barge, Portland stone to repair St Pauls Cathedral.  At that time there were 4 cranes at the wharf (shown in our photo).  After the war these were replaced with the ten ton Butters crane, the last working crane, of which A London Inheritance has a photo.

This section lists the memorials where the subject on this page is commemorated:
Sunlight Wharf

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Sunlight Wharf

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Sir John Lubbock

Sir John Lubbock

Banker, politician and scientific writer. Born at 29 Eaton Place. He went into his father's banking business at the age of 14 and became a partner in 1856. Entered parliament in 1870, and succeeded...

Person, Commerce, Politics & Administration, Science

1 memorial
Chef's Connection

Chef's Connection

Trader at Covent Garden Market at its original site.

Group, Commerce

1 memorial
Captain Charles Algernon Fryatt

Captain Charles Algernon Fryatt

Master mariner.  Born Southampton.  From Hellfire Corner : Captain of the Great Eastern Railway Company's steamer Brussels, he in utter defiance of the Germans continued to work the Rotterdam-Briti...

Person, Commerce, Execution

War dead, WW1
2 memorials
Enrique Manuel Aguirre, B.A.

Enrique Manuel Aguirre, B.A.

Enrique Manuel Aguirre was born on 25 May 1903 in Anerley, Kent (now Greater London), the youngest of the three children of Enrique Blas Aguirre (1866-1926) and Henrietta Emma Aguirre née Rogers (1...

Person, Commerce, Spain

War dead non-military, WW2
1 memorial
First Pret a Manger shop

First Pret a Manger shop

The brand Pret a Manger actually started in Hampstead but that folded after 18 months and the brand was sold to Julian Metcalfe and Sinclair Beecham who restarted it in Victoria near, but not actua...

Concept, Commerce, Food & Drink

1 memorial