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The Blue Bridge

The ‘Blue Bridge’ (never its official name) opened on 1st June 1969, and is the fifth bridge since 1806 to cross the east entrance to West India South Dock. Its design is based on traditional Dutch drawbridges, and at the time of … Continue reading

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Westwoods – From the Thames to the Indus

The Thames Ironworks company (birthplace of West Ham United FC) originated in 1837 as Ditchburn & Mare Shipbuilders. Two of their subcontractors and managers, Robert Baillie and Joseph Westwood – along with a third man, James Campbell, who retired not many … Continue reading

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