KENT. GRAVESEND. Bond of £100. black. No 152. Folds. In 1845 the town of Gravesend, on the south side of the estuary of the river Thames, needed a new pier to handle expanding traffic. This company obtained an Act of Parliament to build the pier - the Royal Terrace Pier. We see the result in the superb engraving on this share. The pier is shown in the most careful detail, as are the elegant Victorian ladies and gentlemen boarding the ships to take them to London or to the Continent. Gravesend has been a port for 1000 years. From the early 17thcentury it was the main port of arrival & departure for the East India Company. Gravesend was the point where eminent foreign visitors to England were received. One pier was built in 1832, but shipping was so prosperous at the time that this second pier was needed.
Themes: BRIDGES â€“ TUNNELS, SHIPPING
Date: 22 July 1845
Startprice: € 300