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Traders, shipbuilders, sailors, and engineers have all earned their living from the river. The pictures are starting points for discovery. Use the question or instruction for each picture to help get you started.

View of Rotherhithe

C. 1800

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View of Rotherhithe, C. 1800

Some people can be seen getting in to small boats. They are at the start of their journey and are being taken to the large ships. Others have just come home and are being met. There are sailors in short jackets. There is also a Scottish soldier.

At the bottom right is a woman with two children. Do you think she is meeting someone or has just said goodbye?