Surrey Docks, 1983

21 August 2011 at 21:04 | Posted in Docklands past | 7 Comments
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The photo below shows the Russia Dock area from above in 1983, largely cleared and awaiting development (click for larger version).


At the far bottom right lies the (then) new Downtown Health Centre. Top centre is the new home of Fisher Athletic FC, the Surrey Docks Stadium, which hosted Conference football when Fisher Athletic were flying high. Sadly the club moved out a few years ago, forcing the Fish to share with Dulwich Hamlet. The club subsequently folded, to re-emerge as fan-owned Fisher FC, playing further down the football pyramid.

The foreground shows the former docks filled in and largely awaiting development, although Downtown to the right has been built. Stave Hill, Russia Dock Woodland, Bacon’s College and the Albion Channel will soon appear in this area.

At the top left, just past the gasholder (still there), a very neat square of levelled land shows where my own house will shortly be built (in the 1980s, that is).

The view below shows a more recent view of the same area, from Google Earth.

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