The Docks of London - The London Docks
Incredible wealth of the Ivory Floor - One of the wealthiest corners in the London Docks. A view of the "Ivory Floor" where elephant tusks, boar tusks, narwhale horns, rhinocerous horns and sometimes mammoth tusks are ranged in incredible profusion. It is said than many, perhaps most of the tusks of elephants displayed are not of freshly killed beasts, but are old treasures of Chiefs, reluctantly surrendered, stored maybe, for centuries in remote African Villages. The picture shows men moving some of the large tusks on specially constructed trolleys.
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Andrew Meets The Daleks on Westminister Bridge
Andrew Tuttner (8) meets two Daleks on Westminister Bridge, London. The robots were on location for the new BBC series of "Dr Who". 5/2/99: The Daleks will appear on Millennium stamps due to be issued Summer 1999 by the Royal Mail. * The other three stamps in the entertainers series are expected to feature Bobby Moore holding the World Cup aloft, Charlie Chaplin and former rock legend Freddie Mercury.
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Swimming - Channel Crossings - Merecedes Gleitz - Folkestone - 1926
Miss Mercedes Gleitze starts from Folkestone to attempt to swim the channel. This was her seventh try. Mercedes Gleitze became, at her eighth attempt, the first British woman to swim the channel. She swam from France to England in 15 hours and 15 minutes.
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