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HISTORY

Industry in Modern Southwark

 

Although Southwark's Industrial base survived largely intact into the second half of the Twentieth Century. the population plummeted as better transport system allowed the workers to move into healthier suburbs. The population nearly halved from its peak at the end of the 19th Century but housing and social conditions improved.

Most of Southwark's Industries survived or were rebuilt after the Second World War, but the decline of the London Docks in the face of new Containerised docking methods began to effect the geographic advantages of the site. In 1970 Surrey Docks were closed and within the next 15 years Southwark lost 50% of its industrial capacity. Unemployment rose to levels not seen since the Great Depression.

 

 

 
Page updated 4 Feb 2005
 
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The Lost Industry of Southwark Project is supported by:

the Foundation for Social Entrepreneurs

Project Director- Kevin Flude

Email Kevin Flude. Cultural Heritage Resources

To find out more on Southwark visit the SOUTHWARK LOCAL STUDIES LIBRARY
& buy the excellent book by Leonard Riley entitled 'Southwark - an illustrated guide.'

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