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London, 1943: A horse-drawn delivery van of the London, Midland and Scottish railway. After collecting another load from the depot, Lilian Carpenter (left) and Vera Perkins pause in a Square in Bloomsbury to allow "Snowball" the horse to drink from a trough.

old Rotherhithe. Rotherhithe Street with the ship 'Argo' visible in the distance. By the mid-18th century Rotherhithe was a district of east London with a strong maritime and shipbuilding tradition. The development of the Surrey Docks during the 19th century further added to the maritime flavour of the area. By 1900, inland Rotherhithe had been transformed into 136 acres of interlinked waterways.

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