London Docks and Waterways 1947

London Docks 1947

I grew up so close to the Thames that it was part of my life. As a teenager I rowed in the tidal reaches in a coxed four and spent one memorable summer working on a tug boat based out of the pool of London. As a student I often ate my lunch on its banks and partied on boats. I never really thought of London as north and south, but simply straddling the Thames. For me, London was the Thames. The docks were a fascination from when I was at primary school and still are. This graphic image I’ve made is how I remember them in the early 1950s. Many are no longer there and their names died with them. Part of Lavender Pond is now a nature reserve but Lady Dock is lost in time.

This poster is available to purchase in three sizes on Etsy. All prints are made to order and produced on a silk matt 170gsm paper. A visual guide to these is shown below:

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