Millwall Dock

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Millwall Dock is a dock at Millwall, London, England, located south of Canary Wharf on the Isle of Dogs.wikipedia
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Millwall Dock is a dock at Millwall, London, England, located south of Canary Wharf on the Isle of Dogs.
In the 1860s the large Millwall Dock was built, extending from the Thames at Millwall into the centre of the Isle of Dogs.

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Millwall Dock is a dock at Millwall, London, England, located south of Canary Wharf on the Isle of Dogs.
The East India Docks were subsequently opened in 1806, followed by Millwall Dock in 1868.

Sir John Kelk, 1st Baronet

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The scheme was developed speculatively by a partnership of John Kelk and John Aird & Co. The engineer responsible for designing the scheme was Sir John Fowler.
Alongside these, he built the Millwall Dock with John Aird & Co., but this venture caused significant financial difficulty after the crash of Overend, Gurney and Company.

John Aird & Co.

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The scheme was developed speculatively by a partnership of John Kelk and John Aird & Co. The engineer responsible for designing the scheme was Sir John Fowler.

John McDougall (British politician)

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Nearby Sir John McDougall Gardens is named after one of the McDougall brothers, John McDougall, who was also a prominent local politician in Poplar.
John McDougall helped establish and grow the family's flour business in London, including construction in 1869 of the Wheatsheaf Mill on the southern quay of the Millwall Outer Dock.

Magnus Mowat

From 1905 Magnus Mowat worked as Engineer to the docks, being promoted to Director around 1912.
In 1905 he joined Millwall Dock Company later being promoted to Chief Engineer and General Manager of the company.

London Docklands Development Corporation

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The Docklands Sailing and Watersports Centre, located at the far West end of the dock where the dock previously connected to the Thames, was established by the London Docklands Development Corporation and the Sports Council at a cost of £1.2 million in 1989.
Starting with West India Docks in 1802, East India Docks, Millwall Dock, Surrey Docks and then the Royal Docks, thousands of people were employed in international trade, warehousing and related trades.

Sir John Fowler, 1st Baronet

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The scheme was developed speculatively by a partnership of John Kelk and John Aird & Co. The engineer responsible for designing the scheme was Sir John Fowler.

West India Docks

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With reorganisation by the Port of London Authority in the 1920s, the northern end of the Inner Dock was connected to the West India Docks by the Millwall Passage.
South Dock was also connected to the north end of Millwall Dock, its enlarged eastern lock becoming the only entrance from the Thames to the whole West India and Millwall system.

Mudchute Park and Farm

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The spoil from the docks formed the area of wasteland known as the Mudchute.
The name of the site is a testament to the engineering overspill when Millwall Dock was being constructed in the 1860s.

The World Is Not Enough

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The dock was a location for boat stunts in the 1999 James Bond film The World Is Not Enough.
The canal footage of the chase where Bond soaks the parking wardens was filmed at Wapping and the boat stunts in Millwall Dock and under Glengall Bridge were filmed at the Isle of Dogs.

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Millwall Dock is a dock at Millwall, London, England, located south of Canary Wharf on the Isle of Dogs.

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Millwall Dock is a dock at Millwall, London, England, located south of Canary Wharf on the Isle of Dogs.

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Millwall Dock is a dock at Millwall, London, England, located south of Canary Wharf on the Isle of Dogs.

Canary Wharf

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Millwall Dock is a dock at Millwall, London, England, located south of Canary Wharf on the Isle of Dogs.

Port of London Authority

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With reorganisation by the Port of London Authority in the 1920s, the northern end of the Inner Dock was connected to the West India Docks by the Millwall Passage. In 1909 the Port of London Authority (PLA) took over the Millwall Dock, along with the other enclosed docks from St Katharines to Tilbury.

St Katharine Docks

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In 1909 the Port of London Authority (PLA) took over the Millwall Dock, along with the other enclosed docks from St Katharines to Tilbury.

Port of Tilbury

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In 1909 the Port of London Authority (PLA) took over the Millwall Dock, along with the other enclosed docks from St Katharines to Tilbury. The dock was used mainly for timber and grain, a trade which eventually moved down river to the Port of Tilbury with the construction of a major grain terminal in the 1960s. From the 1960s onwards, the Royal Victoria experienced a steady decline – as did all of London's other docks – as the shipping industry adopted containerisation, which effectively moved traffic downstream to Tilbury.

British timber trade

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The dock was used mainly for timber and grain, a trade which eventually moved down river to the Port of Tilbury with the construction of a major grain terminal in the 1960s.

Rank Hovis McDougall

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A McDougall's flour mill, the Wheatsheaf Mill (constructed in 1869), stood on the south side of the Outer Dock, but was demolished in about 1980.

Containerization

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From the 1960s onwards, the Royal Victoria experienced a steady decline – as did all of London's other docks – as the shipping industry adopted containerisation, which effectively moved traffic downstream to Tilbury.

River Thames

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The Docklands Sailing and Watersports Centre, located at the far West end of the dock where the dock previously connected to the Thames, was established by the London Docklands Development Corporation and the Sports Council at a cost of £1.2 million in 1989.

High-rise building

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While much of the area has been occupied by commercial office towers, Millwall Dock is also an area where several housing developments and apartment towers have been developed.

James Bond

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The dock was a location for boat stunts in the 1999 James Bond film The World Is Not Enough.

Floating dock (impounded)

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The dock is L-shaped, with an 'Outer Dock' running east-west, and an 'Inner Dock' running north from the eastern end.