Trinity Buoy Wharf

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Friday, 27 May 2022
10:30 am - 1:00 pm

Trinity Buoy Wharf
Orchard Place
E14 0JW

In 1803 Trinity House created a wharf between Bow Creek and the East India Dock to build and maintain buoys and equipment. In 1864 a lighthouse was built for testing (Michael Faraday had a workshop on the site) and training lighthouse keepers. It now houses a musical installation, ‘long player’. We get a talk and access to the lighthouse with views over the Thames opposite the Millennium Dome. The wharf buildings now house creative industries with relics of navigational history scattered round.  

Time: Meet at Canning Town Station (outside Costa Coffee) at 10.30.

Cost: £5 per person, payable in advance

Travel: Canning Town station is on the Jubilee Line and Docklands Light Railway. From there we walk (about 15 minutes) through the new development of London City Island, where the English National Ballet is now based, past East India Dock, kept undeveloped as a wild life reserve. There are two places to eat on the wharf (one closed but may have a new tenant by 27 May). There’s a bus stop for those who don’t want the walk back to the train.

Booking: Please click here for the booking form (which you will have to print) or send your name, telephone contact details and membership number to Pam Lewis, 72 Abercorn Road, London NW7 1JT. Bookings by 20 May must be accompanied by a cheque payable to NLU3A; if over-subscribed places will be allocated in order of date of receipt of application.