East London Portfolio: Views from a Dinghy

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Take a trip down the Thames at a relaxed pace with photographer John Claridge, in his tiny inflatable dinghy with outboard motor attached. The journey begins in 1961 when the London Docks were still working and ends in the nineteen eighties once they were closed for ever. This set of photographs are some of the views to be seen on that voyage.

Excerpt taken from an interview with gentle author, Spitalfields Life, who first published these photographs.
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After the Rain, 1961.

Wapping Shoreline, 1961.
“I got terribly muddy, covered in it, sinking into it, and it smelled bad.”

Steps, 1967.

Three Cranes, 1968.

Ship maintenance, 1964.

Barges, 1969.

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