The Surrey docks
By PORT OF LONDON AUTHORITY, 1968
Plan of the Surrey Commercial Docks Based upon the Ordnance Survey Maps with the sanction of the Controller of HM Stationery Office.
- Author: PORT OF LONDON AUTHORITY
- Publication place: [London]
- Publisher: Port of London Authority, Trinity Square, E.C.3
- Publication date: 1968.
- Physical description: Lithographed map, dissected and mounted on linen, folding into original blue covers, title in gilt.
- Dimensions: 539 by 438mm. (21.25 by 17.25 inches).
- Inventory reference: 13952
The Port of London Authority was formed in 1909. It was prompted by a series of industrial actions by dock workers, including their demand for the ‘Docker’s Tanner’, a wage of 6d. an hour, in 1889. The Port was a vital part of the British economy: refining and processing industries grew up around goods brought in to the docks and it was the centre of British shipbuilding and repair. The PLA continues to supervise and manage the Port of London, the docks, and the London stretch of the River Thames. This map was issued from the former PLA headquarters in Trinity Square.