TQ4378 : Woolwich Arsenal Station - 1959 - Cattle Pens

taken 60 years ago, near to Woolwich, Greenwich, Great Britain

Woolwich Arsenal Station - 1959 - Cattle Pens
Woolwich Arsenal Station - 1959 - Cattle Pens
Cattle pens photographed on a damp day in 1959, looking from the East end of the Up platform. It may seem odd that such facilities should be in such an urban place, but at one time cattle were bought in to go to the RACS (Royal Arsenal Co-operative Society) abattoir off Garland Road, part of their Woodlands Farm. That traffic had stopped by the time of this picture.
A more recent view TQ4378 : Woolwich Arsenal Station and car park (pre-DLR), taken in the opposite direction, shows the area now forming a car park.

Scanned from 2.25 inch square black and white negatives.
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Date Taken
1959   (more nearby)
Submitted
Monday, 22 August, 2011
Geographical Context
City, Town centre  Railways 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 4393 7873 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:29.3524N 0:4.3018E
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 4390 7875
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East-southeast (about 112 degrees)
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