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September 19th: The Timber Trail

September 19 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm


Surrey Quays was once one of the busiest inland dock areas close to the centre of London,mainly importing timber from the Baltic States.   Altogether there were 13 docks linked by a network of canals. In the two decades after the war there was a revival of fortune for all the London Docks but they could not cope with the advance of containerisation and the area became run-down and eventually derelict.    Today, however, mature woodland has replaced some of the docks, shopping centres and housing have been developed and there is a thriving water-sports centre. It’s a remarkable transformation but on this walk you will still see evidence of dockland history.


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September 19
10:00 am - 2:00 pm