London’s docklands in the 80s, Epping to Ongar railway

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I’ve been dusting off some of my old negatives and scanning in London pictures taken on my trusty Olympus OM10 35mm camera, waaay back in the 1980s. It was amazing seeing how much London has changed and just how knackered things looked twenty years ago.

North Woolwich railway station – a derelict east London terminus

Epping to Ongar railway line, Essex, an abandoned tube line running through the heart of the countryside.

London docks, a photo study of London’s docklands, 1980.

Modern visitors to the Docklands would be very hard pressed to recognise anything from the scenes of industrial dereliction I witnessed in the 80s – I was able to cycle through long, empty warehouses and the whole area was deserted.

Finally, I’ve posted up a piece about another part of London’s history that may disappear forever, as the Herne Hill Velodrome, south London is tragically threatened with closure.