Caption: Memory banks: matching Limehouse in 1997 (top) and 1937 (second from top) shows the transformation from working port to residential development; one survivor is the pub The Grapes, known as The Bunch of Grapes in 1937. The Surrey Docks of 1937 (above) become the Surrey Quays of 1997, with the Spice Island pub and restaurant a reminder in name only of the area's history; the Rotherhithe Tunnel cupola can be seen, to the right, in both photographsReuse content
In 1937, when London was still one of the greatest ports in the world, the Port of London Authority commissioned a continuous photographic panorama of both banks of the Thames from London Bridge to Greenwich. Sixty years later, the London Docklands Development Corporation sponsored three photographers, Charles Craig, Graham Diprose and Mike Seaborne, to photograph the river exactly as Avery Illustrations had done in 1937. Their work, and the photographs of their predecessors, can be seen in an exhibition, "London's Found Riverscape", at The Museum of London, London Wall, London EC2 (0171-600 3699) until 26 April. The three photographers will give an illustrated talk on the project at the museum at 1.15pm on Tuesday 24 March.