• Longs Wharf Woolwich

    December 26, 2016

    The photograph above shows the rear yard at Castles Wharf in Woolwich around 19010.  The figureheads of HMS Cressy and HMS Glasgow can be seen in the far background. The former figurehead of HMS Cressy was subsequently displayed on the new Head [...]

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    Orion Figurehead

    April 5, 2016

    The Orion figurehead appeared on the central gate at Baltic Wharf in the late nineteenth and early  twentieth century and presented an imposing figurehead, which would  have been admired by the many passers walking down Milbank towards the Houses [...]

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    French Ivory name plates

    On many furniture items there is often a circular plate attached thereto with the company name and address inscribed on it. The plate was made from celluloid, a cellular and  camphor thermoplastic process, dating back to the 1860s. It was often [...]

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