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Rigger and Painter – Dick Whyte

Daniel Farson says in his book, Limehouse Days, that it was he who ‘discovered’ (Farson’s own quotation marks) the Poplar-born painter, Dick Whyte, who at the time worked as a rigger in the West India Docks. He started painting in … Continue reading

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Filmed on the Island

Before the arrival of the new Canary Wharf development, very few TV programmes or films were made on the Island. Most notable exceptions were: Sparrows Don’t Sing Saturday Night Out Long Good Friday Prospects The Professionals [ And something I forgot in … Continue reading

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Waterman’s Arms

What’s in a Name? In the 1870 map below, a public house (P.H.) is shown at the corner of Newcastle St and Wharf Rd. This was the Newcastle Arms, built by William Cubitt as part of his Cubitt Town development, and … Continue reading

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