|One of the Paddle Steamers
seen mid stream looking to the northern shore in 1962. (they were replaced
in 1963) On the left the dock cranes can be seen along with a bus waiting
on the north terminal. In the middle can be seen a pub with a large 'COURAGE'
sign belongs to the Royal Pavilion public house in Pier Road, North Woolwich (now demolihed).
To the right the fleet of tugs which were always to be found, many of them
named 'Sun' with Roman numerals. In front of the ferry the paddles churn
the water up to a white froth, which although interesting to children was
probably caused by pollution.
The photograph is supplied with thanks
to Chris East from his fathers collection. Chris has the following to say:-
|Taken sometime in June 1963
right at the end of operation on the ferry service is 'Squires' one of
the paddle steamers seen in mid stream.
Many thanks to Burl Solomons, the photograph is from his fathers collection, it may well be on the last day of operation as his father took many pictures before things disappeared for good.