September 19th: The Timber Trail
September 19 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pmFree
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.