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The Broadway Facing East, Deptford

The Broadway Facing East, Deptford

Artist: Unknown

Medium: Watercolour

Date: 1846

Shelfmark: Add. MS 32360

Item number: f. 99

Length: 10.6

Width: 17.8

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Topographical Drawing

This view depicts Deptford Broadway looking eastwards towards Blackheath.
Northern Deptford became an industrial town during the 17th Century, and became home to a populous community of workers from the shipyard and its related industries. Spreading from the riverside streets as far as Deptford Broadway were rows of wooden cottages for the shipwrights, sailors and craftsmen and larger brick houses for the foremen, sea captains and officials. This part of Deptford has always been a busy thoroughfare, filled with the hustle and bustle of its energetic inhabitants.

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