TQ4080 : The start

taken 2 years ago, near to London City Airport, Newham, Great Britain

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The start
The start
Great Swim Series
The Great Swim Series is a series of 5 open water swims, each of 1 mile long.
Venues are Royal Victoria Dock (Millwall Dock in 2013),
Alton Water Park, Ipswich, Salford Quays, Windermere, & Strathclyde Country Park.
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Royal Victoria Dock :: TQ4180
The Royal Victoria Dock opened in 1855 it was the first of the Royal Docks and the first London dock to be designed specifically to accommodate large steam ships. It was also the first to use hydraulic power to operate its machinery and the first to be connected to the national railway network.
The Royal Victoria Dock consisted of a main dock and a basin to the west, providing an entrance to the Thames on the western side of the complex.
The dock was an immediate commercial success, as it could easily accommodate all but the very largest steamships. It was badly damaged by German bombing in World War II but experienced a resurgence in trade following the war. However, from the 1960s onwards, the Royal Victoria experienced a steady decline as the shipping industry adopted containerization, which effectively moved traffic downstream to Tilbury. It finally closed to commercial traffic along with the other Royal Docks in 1980.
Since the 1980s the area around the dock has been redeveloped, including the ExCel Centre.
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Date Taken
Saturday, 1 July, 2017   (more nearby)
Submitted
Sunday, 26 November, 2017
Geographical Context
Sport, Leisure  People, Events  Docks, Harbours 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 4072 8060 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:30.4090N 0:1.5743E
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 4076 8061
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West-southwest (about 247 degrees)
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