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  • For over four hundred years, until 1987, Blackwall was a centre of shipbuilding and repairing.
  • While much smaller than the West India Docks or the later Royal Docks, the East India Docks could still handle up to 250 ships at one time.
  • The names of the streets on the site of the former docks reflect the names of some of the goods traded here: Clove Crescent, Nutmeg Lane, Coriander Avenue, Oregano Drive, Rosemary Drive and Saffron Avenue.
  • East India Docks played a key role in the Second World War as a location for constructing the floating harbours used by the Allies to support the D-Day landings in France.
  • What remains of East India Dock Basin is now a bird conservatory
  • Brunswick Wharf Power Station (also known as Blackwall Power Station) was a coal- and oil-fired power station located at Blackwall until it was demolished in 1988–89. The power station was similar in architecture to the infamous Battersea Power Station. The site on which it once stood is home for the occupants of Elektron & Neutron Towers and Switch House.
  • Trinity Buoy Wharf is home to London’s only lighthouse, a thriving arts community and its also where the Thames Clipper riverboats go to sleep at night.
  • Leamouth was traditionally the easternmost part of Middlesex
  • The Leamouth Peninsula is now home to Ballymore’s London City Island development. The developer is now at planning stage for Leamouth South, the area between City Island and Trinity Buoy Wharf.

 

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