Images from Bede House’s photography archives, feature in an exhibition being put on by property development and investment company, British Land.
Entitled, ‘World by the Water: An Exhibition of Canada Water and Rotherhithe History’, the showcase explores the landscape and history of the Canada Water and Rotherhithe neighbourhood which have been shaped over the centuries by water.
Once low-lying marshland, this unique riverside location became a globally important commercial and maritime hub, with links to every part of the world through its docks, trade and shipping. In more recent times the area was dramatically reshaped by the London Docklands Development Corporation. This exhibition seeks to explore some of the people, places and personalities of this unique waterside community, celebrating the heritage of the area but also providing an introduction for those who want to find out more.
The exhibition runs:
Friday 16 February to Thursday 1 March
Canada Water Masterplan Hub, Surrey Quays Shopping Centre (opposite Tesco)
Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays: 3.30 – 7.30pm
Tuesdays: 10am – 2pm
Saturdays and Sundays: 11am – 5pm