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Mr Monkey's Dockland Walk

"I wonder if it still works"

Mr Monkey beside the bascule bridge at Shadwell Basin Mr Monkey crossing the Shadwell Basin bridge

Mr Monkey trotted along the road to the Shadwell Basin, which was built in 1858 because they needed somewhere to put ships that were too big to get into the older London Docks. The bright red bascule bridge wasn't put there until the 1930s.

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