TQ3981 : Leamouth Peninsula

taken 10 years ago, near to Blackwall Tunnel, Greenwich, Great Britain

Leamouth Peninsula
Leamouth Peninsula
The former Pura Foods margarine factory has been demolished and construction work has commenced on redeveloping Orchard Place for residential, retail and educational use. Amongst the plans are proposals to build a new bridge over the River Lee to connect the peninsula to Canning Town. Canning Town DLR station with a stationary train is to the left, while the River Lee is in the foreground, flowing downstream here from right to left. The Sphere is the large dark orange building middle left. The machinery on the construction site is for installing concrete piles on which the new buildings will be based.

On the OS mapping for 1869 and 1882 this site is shown occupied by the Thames Plate Glass Works, but by 1898 it was shown as Cooperage Wharf.
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Date Taken
Wednesday, 5 March, 2008   (more nearby)
Monday, 10 March, 2008
Construction site   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 393 812 [100m precision]
WGS84: 51:30.7536N 0:0.3617E
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 392 813
View Direction
Southeast (about 135 degrees)
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