Saturday, October 13, 2012

Convoys Wharf from the River

The future of the Convoys Wharf/ex-Royal Dockyard site on the riverfront at Deptford continues to be the focus of various plans and visions (as documented at Deptford Is and elsewhere). Earlier this year, I got to explore the site during an archaeology tour. A few weeks ago I got a different perspective, walking along the Thames shore in front of the site.

Essentially the site presents a fenced off face to the river, though the timber structures that extended from the site into the river are accessible, used in the past to unload whatever was being brought ashore there (most recently newsprint in the 1980s when the site was owned by News International).

Bird footprints in the sand at Deptford

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