Andie Byrnes has written extensively about the history of Rotherhithe. Her pieces give a marvellous insight into what has mostly now been swept away. Surrey Commercial Docks were a huge influence on the whole area and Andie’s series of articles following their development provide a useful jumping off point for those with an interest in understanding where we live, work or play. We have recommended Andie’s articles in the past but now we have reached the key time of dock development in the early 1800s. Please take a few minutes to read her review of the way commerce, invention and investment accelerated the industrialisation of Rotherhithe in the first quarter of the nineteenth century
With much appreciation to Andie for permission to signpost to her work.
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