Wording From Wapping

King Henry's Wharves WappingToday, whilst completing the final photography for my next book on Ghost Signs, I stumbled across a lot of type in Wapping – mostly the labelling of Wharves. Is the above a play on King Henry’s Wives? I like to think so. Rather like the old hydraulic sign too.

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butler's wharf DSCF7475 DSCF7490