Cheyne Walk from the river c.1865, photograph by James Hedderly

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Photograph taken from the river of Cheyne Walk, near Oakley Street

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Cheyne Walk from the river c.1865, photograph by James Hedderly

Cheyne Walk, near Oakley Street, as it appeared before the building of the Embankment. James Hedderly, a local photographer, took a series of pictures of the riverside at Chelsea. He recorded all the changes that took place during the 1860s and 70s. J Coates, boat builders, can be seen on the left with Golding's pier in the centre. Golding's Pier Hotel, just visible behind the trees, was very popular with the steamboat customers. The hotel, along with adjacent properties, was sold to a property developer. They were demolished in 1968 and replaced with luxury flats and car showroom.

Location of original: SB02 A2433
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