Emirates Air Line

Cable Car in/near North Greenwich, existing between 2012 and now.

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2012
The Emirates Air Line is a cable car link across the River Thames, built by Doppelmayr with sponsorship from the airline Emirates.

The service opened on 28 June 2012 and is operated by Transport for London. In addition to transport across the river. The duration of a single crossing is ten minutes (reduced to five minutes in rush hour as the service speed is increased).

The service, announced in July 2010 and estimated to cost £60,000,000; comprises a 1-kilometre gondola line that crosses the Thames from the Greenwich Peninsula to the Royal Victoria Dock, to the west of ExCeL London. Construction of the cable car began in August 2011. The cable car is based on monocable detachable gondola (MDG) technology, a system which uses a single cable for both propulsion and support.

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Vic Stanley   
Added: 24 Feb 2024 17:38 GMT   

Postcose
The postcode is SE15, NOT SE1

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Gillian   
Added: 17 Feb 2024 00:08 GMT   

No 36 Upper East Smithfield
My great great grandfather was born at No 36 Upper East Smithfield and spent his early years staring out at a "dead wall" of St Katharine’s Docks. His father was an outfitter and sold clothing for sailors. He describes the place as being backed by tenements in terrible condition and most of the people living there were Irish.

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Kevin Pont   
Added: 16 Feb 2024 20:32 GMT   

Name origin
Interestingly South Lambeth derives its name from the same source as Lambeth itself - a landing place for lambs.

But South Lambeth has no landing place - it is not on the River Thames

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C Hobbs   
Added: 31 Jan 2024 23:53 GMT   

George Gut (1853 - 1861)
George Gut, Master Baker lived with his family in Long Lane.
George was born in Bernbach, Hesse, Germany and came to the UK sometime in the 1840s. In 1849, George married an Englishwoman called Matilda Baker and became a nauralized Englishman. He was given the Freedom of the City of London (by Redemption in the Company of Bakers), in 1853 and was at that time, recorded as living at 3 Long Lane. In the 1861 census, George Gut was living at 11 Long Lane.

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Emma Beach   
Added: 18 Jan 2024 04:33 GMT   

William Sutton Thwaites
William Sutton Thwaites was the father of Frances Lydia Alice Knorr nee Thwaites�’�’she was executed in 1894 in Melbourne, Victoria Australia for infanticide. In the year prior to his marriage, to her mother Frances Jeanette Thwaites nee Robin, William Sutton was working as a tailor for Mr Orchard who employed four tailors in the hamlet of Mile End Old Town on at Crombies Row, Commercial Road East.

Source: 1861 England Census Class: Rg 9; Piece: 293; Folio: 20; Page: 2; GSU roll: 542608

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Simon   
Added: 15 Jan 2024 15:44 GMT   

Simon De Charmes, clockmaker
De Charmes (or Des Charmes), Simon, of French Huguenot extraction. Recorded 1688 and Free of the Clockmakers’ Company 1691-1730. In London until 1704 at least at ’his House, the Sign of the Clock, the Corner of Warwick St, Charing Cross’. See Brian Loomes The Early Clockmakers of Great Britain, NAG Press, 1981, p.188

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Born here
Jacqueline Mico   
Added: 14 Jan 2024 07:29 GMT   

Robert Bolam
This is where my grandad was born, he went on to be a beautiful man, he became a shop owner, a father, and grandfather, he lost a leg when he was a milkman and the horse kicked him, then opened a shop in New Cross and then moved to Lewisham where he had a Newsagents and tobacconists.

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Tom Hughes   
Added: 5 Jan 2024 14:11 GMT   

4 Edwardes Terrace
In 1871, Mrs. Blake, widow of Gen. Blake, died in her home at 4 Edwardes Terrace, leaving a fortune of 140,000 pounds, something like 20 million quid today. She left no will. The exact fortune may have been exaggerated but for years claimants sought their share of the "Blake millions" which eventually went to "the Crown."

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North Greenwich

North Greenwich is a station on London Underground's Jubilee Line which opened on 14 May 1999.

North Greenwich is one of the largest stations on the Jubilee Line, capable of handling around 20 000 passengers an hour, having been designed to cope with the large number of visitors expected at the Millennium Dome (now The O2).

The striking blue-tiled and glazed interior, with raking concrete columns rearing up inside the huge underground space, was designed by the architectural practice Alsop, Lyall and Störmer.


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Quantum Cloud and Slice of Reality (1999) The Quantum Cloud is a sculpture located in the River Thames next to the Millennium Dome. It is 30 metres high and designed by Antony Gormley. It is constructed from a collection of tetrahedral units made from 1.5 m long sections of steel. In designing Quantum Cloud, Antony Gormley was influenced by Basil Hiley, quantum physicist. The idea for Quantum Cloud came from Hiley’s thoughts on pre-space as a mathematical structure underlying space-time and matter. The nearby ’Slice of Reality’ by Richard Wilson comprises of a sliced vertical section of an ocean going sand dredger. The original ship was reduced in length by 85%, leaving a vertical portion housing the ships habitable sections: bridge, poop, accommodation and engine room. The slicing of the vessel opened the structure, leaving it exposed to the effects of weather and tide.
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In the neighbourhood...

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East Greenwich gasometer, Blackwall Lane The 19th century gasometer frame in Blackwall Lane, just south of the tunnel entrance and the Millennium Dome (still to be built when this was taken). The framework made intriguing geometric patterns as we sailed down the river aboard the Thames barge ’Pudge’.
Credit: Stephen Williams
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Map of the Greenwich Peninsula and part of the Isle of Dogs (c.1872) Bugsby’s Marsh - the site of the O2 - was a particularly grim location being land to the south of Blackwall Point where executed criminals were hung in chains. Rather interestingly, the routes of roads of the Isle of Dogs are shown laid out but overlayed onto the watercourses they replaced.
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Quantum Cloud and Slice of Reality (1999) The Quantum Cloud is a sculpture located in the River Thames next to the Millennium Dome. It is 30 metres high and designed by Antony Gormley. It is constructed from a collection of tetrahedral units made from 1.5 m long sections of steel. In designing Quantum Cloud, Antony Gormley was influenced by Basil Hiley, quantum physicist. The idea for Quantum Cloud came from Hiley’s thoughts on pre-space as a mathematical structure underlying space-time and matter. The nearby ’Slice of Reality’ by Richard Wilson comprises of a sliced vertical section of an ocean going sand dredger. The original ship was reduced in length by 85%, leaving a vertical portion housing the ships habitable sections: bridge, poop, accommodation and engine room. The slicing of the vessel opened the structure, leaving it exposed to the effects of weather and tide.
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Celebrations in River Way, date unknown
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Ceylon Place, SE10
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Pirates were publicly hanged at Execution Dock in Wapping. The bodies of the pirates amongst them were placed in a cage and brought further downstream to Blackwall Point, the northernmost tip of the Greenwich Peninsula. They would then be left in the cages and left to rot - a warning to ships passing through into London.
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Loading tar at the gasworks in East Greenwich (1929)
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Emirates Air Line in London
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