It's the Docklands, but not as you know it...
This area of east London has changed dramatically across the decades — these pictures show times when warehouses were stuffed with ivory, Shackleton's ship was setting off for chillier climes, and windmills made everything look a little Dutch.
Limehouse Studios, 1983. Demolished to make way for Canary Wharf Source Adam Nathaniel Furman One Canada Square, 2005 Source Londondocklands Green and Silley Weirs Upper Dry Dock, Blackwall Yard, c.1929 Source Museumoflondonprints A new DLR train in Millwall, Isle of Dogs Source Sharon B Blackwall Basin Source Londondocklands Three Jamaican immigrants (left to right) John Hazel, a 21-year-old boxer, Harold Wilmot, 32, and John Richards, a 22-year-old carpenter, arriving at Tilbury on board the ex-troopship 'Empire Windrush' Source The Dandy Lion Project Canary Wharf Source Londondocklands Surrey Dock was bombed out, 1940. Source London Fire Brigade Canary Wharf, 2011 Source Londondocklands Ivory floor, London Dock Source Old London Isle of Dogs, 1980s Source Flashbak.com Isle of Dogs, 1925 Source Old Pics Archive Aerial view of Canary Wharf, 1983 Source Old Pics Archive Isle of Dogs, 1984 Source Londondocklands The wine vaults at London Docks, 1909 Source The Ripper Wapping, 1983 Source Richie Rich The Docklands ablaze after the first mass air raid on London. Source Yesteryear Shackleton's Endurance leaves West India Dock, 1914 Source The Ripper Canary Wharf, 1990 Source Londonhistorian West India Quay, 1913 and today Source Davenant A policemen stands by a carriage in front of Docklands warehouse buildings, 1934 Source Londonhistorian Canary Wharf, 1987 Source Zzapback Photography The Empire Windrush brings 492 Jamaican immigrants to Tilbury Docks - the start of modern UK immigration Source Cash Drop History Prefabs around Galbraith Street on the Isle of Dogs, built quickly to create further housing following bombings, 1946 Source The Ripper Canary Wharf, 1989 Source Step Outside Guides Isle of Mudchute looking north-east towards Brunswick Power Station, demolished in 1987 Source This Brutal House Thames at Limehouse, early 19th century Source Davenant One Canada Square Source Londondocklands Isle of Dogs, 1950s Source Old London Canary Wharf under construction, 1990 Source Londondocklands Royal Albert Dock, 1960s Source This Brutal House The old Poplar Street Baths on the East India Dock Road in Poplar. Source British History A sailing ship in dry dock Millwall, east London, 1932 Source Old Pics Archive Deptford Dock Yard, 1920 Source Old London
Last Updated 06 April 2017