TQ4383 : River Roding: Town Quay, Barking

taken 11 years ago, near to East Ham, Newham, Great Britain

River Roding: Town Quay, Barking
River Roding: Town Quay, Barking
Barking was originally a fishing village, serving Billingsgate Fish Market, but the opening of rail links between the North Sea ports and London in the 19th century meant it was quicker to transport fish by train from these ports straight to the capital rather than waiting for ships to take the longer route down the east coast and up the River Thames. Severe pollution in the River Thames at this time also meant that the method of keeping fish alive in "chests" under the water, but within the boats, was no longer successful, and by about 1900 the fishing industry in Barking had ceased to exist, leaving only a few street and pub names as a reminder of its former importance to the town.

This is the Town Quay Basin looking upstream with a former mill building on the other side.
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TQ4383, 69 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Friday, 26 January, 2007   (more nearby)
Submitted
Saturday, 27 January, 2007
Category
River   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 439 837 [100m precision]
WGS84: 51:32.0323N 0:4.3975E
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 439 836
View Direction
Northwest (about 315 degrees)
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