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March 2017

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Cody Dock to Bow Locks

London. Thu 2 Mar 2017


 Bow Creek and the view past Trellick Toower to Canada Wharf

 One of several huge warehouses on the Twelvetrees estate - Prologis Business Park

 

 

 

 The next stop on 'The LIne' with a sculpture made from shopping trolleys

 in a mock DNA double helix.

 

 

 

 Bow Locks and the Twelvetrees Crescent Bridge

 Bromley-by-Bow gasholders, 1872-8. The Imperial Gas Light and Coke Co
          
 The eternal flame is next to a monument to company workers killed in both World Wars (originally at Beckton)

 

 

 THe view north from Twelvetrees Crescent bridge, built in 1872 for the gas works

  Harper Twelvetrees was a US chemical manufacturer who set up a chemical works in the area in 1858

 

 Bow Locks are the start of the Lea Navigation and the Limehouse Cut

 

 

 

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