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Thames Tunnel Mill

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London's docks were badly damaged by bombing during WW2, but managed a resurgence during the 1950s. The 1970s however, saw the introduction of container ships which were too large to be handled in the traditional way, and by 1980 the docks were empty. The London Docklands Development Corporation was set up to regenerate the area. As a consequence, many former warehouses were converted to become desirable riverside residences.

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Thames Tunnel Mill

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Thames Tunnel Mill

Thames Tunnel Mill This is a listed mid 19th century former mill building and...

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George Simpson

George Simpson

Paint manufacturer who ran the Atlas Dyeworks. Born Newington. 1861 was living in Tulse Hill with his wife. Retired in about 1866 and by 1881 was living in Reigate where he died. See also Nicholson.

Person, Industry, Politics & Administration

1 memorial
Tea Trade in London

Tea Trade in London

The following text is taken from the Shoreditch plaque: This plaque commemorates 350 years of the tea industry in the City of London. The industry was spread over Plantation House (now Plantation ...

Group, Commerce, Food & Drink, Industry

3 memorials
Hilda Hewlett

Hilda Hewlett

Aviator and aircraft manufacturer. Born Hilda Beatrice Herbert in Vauxhall. The first British woman to earn a pilot's licence, in 1911. Together with her business partner, Gustav Blondeau, she foun...

Person, Aviation, Industry, New Zealand

1 memorial
Sir Julius Wernher

Sir Julius Wernher

Co-founder and funder (with Alfred Beit) of the Royal School of Mines building. Born Damstadt, Germany, came to London in 1871, and, acting as a diamond agent, went to Kimberly in South Africa. Re...

Person, Industry, Philanthropy, Race Issues, Germany, South Africa

1 memorial
Reeves & Sons Ltd

Reeves & Sons Ltd

Artists' colour manufacturer. Established by William Reeves (1739–1803). It has had a number of names, always including "Reeves" until ownership passed to Wilhelm Becker, through Colart Fine Art an...

Group, Art, Commerce, Industry

1 memorial