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July 11, 2015


Malcolm Coghill

This is by Orchard Place, once upon a time there was a company; Pura Foods, that manufactured margarine and cooking oils on the narrow neck of land enclosed by the Bow Creek. I worked there in the 1990s. The raw ingredients of margarine (fish oil and palm oil) were delivered from ships to the wharf outside the East India basin. its there now according to google, but it seems to be a mooring place for poncy pleasure boats. I watched the white elephant named the Dome being built.

Mick H

Yes, Orchard Place is that narrow road I mentioned - no doubt much changed from your time there. According to Wikipedia, Pura Foods is now based in Erith and Purfleet - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pura_Foods

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