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Butlers Wharf c. 1910 BB87_09668




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Butlers Wharf c. 1910 BB87_09668

BUTLERs WHARF, Shad Thames, London. View of the gantries c. 1910. Unknown photographer

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Bring a piece of London's rich history into your daily routine with our Media Storehouse Photo Mugs. Featuring the captivating image "Butlers Wharf c. 1910 BB87_09668" from the Historic England Archive, this mug showcases the charm of Shad Thames and the iconic gantries of Butlers Wharf in London. Each mug is expertly printed with high-quality, vibrant images that will not fade or peel, ensuring your favorite historic photograph remains a delight to behold. Perfect for tea or coffee, this mug is a thoughtful gift for history enthusiasts or a treat for yourself to start your day with a touch of the past.

Elevate your coffee or tea experience with our premium white ceramic mug. Its wide, comfortable handle makes drinking easy, and you can rely on it to be both microwave and dishwasher safe. Sold in single units, preview may show both sides of the same mug so you can see how the picture wraps around.

Elevate your coffee or tea experience with our premium white ceramic mug. Its wide, comfortable handle makes drinking easy, and you can rely on it to be both microwave and dishwasher safe. Sold in single units, preview may show both sides of the same mug so you can see how the picture wraps around.

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Butler's Wharf, Shad Thames, London: A Glimpse into the Past (c. 1910, BB87_09668) This photograph, taken around 1910, offers a rare and enchanting glimpse into the industrial past of Butler's Wharf, located along the picturesque Shad Tharme in London. The image, from the Historic England Archive, showcases the intricate network of gantries that once dominated this historic waterfront area. Butler's Wharf, a former commercial wharf, was a hive of activity during the late 19th and early 20th centuries. This photograph captures the essence of that era, with its labyrinth of timber gantries stretching out over the Thames, providing shelter and protection to the cargo ships that once docked here. The gantries were an essential part of the thriving trade that took place at the wharf, allowing for the efficient loading and unloading of goods, particularly timber, which was a significant commodity during this period. The scene is further enhanced by the presence of the tall, red-brick chimneys in the background, which belonged to the nearby sugar refineries and other industrial establishments. The smoke billowing from these chimneys was a common sight in London during this time, a testament to the city's industrial might and economic prosperity. Despite the passage of time, this photograph serves as an important reminder of London's rich industrial heritage. The transformation of Butler's Wharf into a vibrant, modern development, with its trendy bars, restaurants, and residential properties, is a testament to the area's enduring appeal and its ability to adapt to changing times while preserving its history. This image invites us to pause and reflect on the past, as we marvel at the contrast between then and now.

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