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    Default Wapping and the Baltic Fleet, 1929

    Here is a wonderfully, moody shot of a carter heading west along Wapping in the early morning. To his left is the Overhead Railway and in the shadows is the Baltic Fleet, a remarkable survivor of the many pubs that once lined the Dock Road. The photograph was taken in 1929 by John Newburn, a [...]

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    What a brilliant photo.

    Thanks for posting it.
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    All what you see was intact until the 1960s. The warehouses next to the pub I think were demolished around the early 1980s. I remember the lamp post. The lines under the Overhead can be seen. All along the Dock road was drinking fountains and light brown marble horse troughs. All there until the 1960/70s.
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    Cracking photo and moody like you say.
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    I bet it didn't have "Red" chimney breasts in 1929?

    The Baltic featured in a lot of local fiction? And I think Pat Omara's The Autobiography of a Liverpool Irish Slummy?

    And a recent TV drama...Lillies? I can't remember exactly though?
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    Good pic and an equally good description.

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