Memories – the docks of Poplar

The whole Poplar is very flat.  Much of it is below the level of the Thames, which has pushed silt to either side causing the river to gradually rise above its surrounding flood plain.  The river is walled, embanked and constantly silently flows next to Poplar.  The river surrounds Poplar on three sides, and the docks make fingers of water through the middle of the old borough. Continue reading