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  Wapping - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Wapping was also the site of 'Execution Dock', where pirates and other water-borne criminals faced execution by hanging from a gibbet constructed close to the low water mark.
Wapping's population plummeted by nearly 60% during the century, with many houses destroyed by the construction of the docks and giant warehouses along the riverfront.
Wapping was devastated by German bombing in World War II and by the post-war closure of the docks.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Wapping   (963 words)

 Wapping dispute - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Wapping dispute started on 24 January 1986 when some 6,000 newspaper workers went on strike after months of protracted negotiation with their new employers, News International (parent of Times Newspapers and News Group Newspapers, chaired by Rupert Murdoch).
The company management was seeking a legally binding agreement at its new plant in Wapping, London, which would force the workers to accept flexible working, a no-strike clause, the adoption of new technology and the abandonment of the closed shop.
People in Wapping were largely viewed by the police as sympathetic to the strikers, and were frequently denied access to their streets and homes.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Wapping_dispute   (679 words)

 EoLFHS Parishes: Wapping
Wapping is situated due east of the City on the banks of the River Thames.
In the late 16th century Wapping High Street was described as 'a continual street, with alleys of small tenements or cottages, built by sailors victuallers'.
An Act was passed in 1694 to create the new parish of Wapping and separate it from Whitechapel.
www.eolfhs.org.uk /parish/wapping.htm   (213 words)

Wapping appears to have existed since the 1600's and was always an industrial area - Wapping Dock appears on a map of London as it was around the time of the Great Fire.
Wapping was always poor and mean, and remained so up to the late 1960's when the docks fell into disuse.
They still exist cheek-by-jowl with Victorian Wapping, for it must be admitted that the smartening-up process has been patchy here and there and the mean streets, grubby terraces and council high-rises in the north and east of the area have not changed.
www.jbutler.org.uk /London/TowerHamlets/Wapping.shtml   (621 words)

 Wapping Community Church - South Windsor,CT
Wapping Community Church is a member of the United Church of Christ (UCC).
Wapping Community Church believes that children and youth are the church - not the church of the future, but the church of today.
We, at Wapping Community Church, believe in the sanctity of marriage and understand that in your commitment to each other, you are also asking God to be a part of your lives together.
www.wappingchurch.org /default.asp   (694 words)

 BBC ON THIS DAY | 15 | 1986: Printers and police clash in Wapping
Similar mass protests have taken place regularly outside the Wapping plant ever since the start of a strike three weeks ago over new working conditions and the move from Fleet Street to cheaper premises in East London.
The Wapping dispute was one of the most protracted and bitter in Britain's industrial history.
Wapping effectively broke the power wielded by print unions over the newspaper industry.
news.bbc.co.uk /onthisday/hi/dates/stories/february/15/newsid_3455000/3455083.stm   (577 words)

 News International and the Wapping Dispute
The company management was seeking a legally binding agreement at their new plant in Wapping which incorporated flexible working, a no-strike clause, new technology and the abandonment of the closed shop.
Local residents in Wapping were largely viewed by the police as sympathetic to the case of the strikers, and were frequently denied access to their streets and homes.
The strike also co-incided with the redevelopment of the Docklands (of which Wapping is a part) and the influx of 'Yuppies' - the affluent young attracted by opportunities in the burgeoning City.
www.oatridge.co.uk /wapping.shtml   (639 words)

By the mid eighties profits in the London printing industry were declining and the introduction of new technology was being resisted by skilled and semi-skilled print workers.
The Wapping bunker came on line overnight to cover for the lock outs at Murdoch's other factories around the country.
The battle lines were drawn and over the next year Wapping was continuously picketed with mass demonstrations called for the Wednesday and Saturday of every week.
www.geocities.com /londonriots/wapping.html   (469 words)

 Wapping - Stuart London
Wapping itself is given up entirely to seamen and those who supply them with stores and other necessities.
It was in Wapping that, after James the Second's flight, Lord Chancellor Jefferies concealed himself, disguised as a common sailor, in a small alehouse called the "Red Cow," in Anchor and Hope Alley, hard by King Edward's Stairs.
He was trying to escape abroad, but in an unguarded moment he looked out of one of the windows, and was recognised by a Chancery clerk.
www.londononline.co.uk /history/stuart/22   (506 words)

 LDDC Completion Booklet - Wapping and Limehouse
Wapping is largely a story of the 1980s, Limehouse of the 1990s.
Wapping and Limehouse are fully integrated into the life of central London, The future is very bright.
For example in the 1530s the pub on Wapping High Street which is today known as the "Town of Ramsgate" was called the "Red Cow" in an allusion to the still rural nature of the area.
www.lddc-history.org.uk /wapping   (5410 words)

 Discover Tower Hamlets - Area guides - Stepney and Wapping
Travelling east along the river, Wapping was the landing point for generations of watermen and the setting for Dickens' novels.
The more recent history and character of Wapping is closely bound up with the Port of London, and in particular with the development that began during the reign of Queen Elizabeth I. Today it is noted for its centuries old riverside pubs and new luxury flats in former warehouses.
By 1750, the pub was just one of 36 along the High Street alone, serving the thirsty needs of the shipyards and wharves that made Wapping one of the busiest parts of London.
www.towerhamlets.gov.uk /data/discover/data/stepney-wapping/index.cfm   (554 words)

 Old Photographs of Bradford, No. 1: Wapping
The Wapping district of Bradford grew from the early years of the nineteenth century.
Wapping Road itself a branch of that trust, traversed the neighbourhood.
Another feature of the area was its lodging houses, one of the largest of which, accommodating 108 lodgers in 1881, still stands in Captain Street, though put now to different uses.
www.bradfordhistorical.org.uk /antiquary/third/vol05/wapping.html   (332 words)

 London My Wapping
There is one on wapping high street - as you head north it is set back a bit on the left in a block, very close to the doctors.
Wapping used to be an island - and that has it's good points and bad points - it can be tricky to get off the island (though the buses are regular and the tube is quite quick), but it's also easy to exist here without venturing outside wapping.
I think wapping is a great place to live if you're looking to live in london without the noise, traffic, hassle, aggression, crowds and pollution.
www.movethat.com /London/My/Wapping/?p=1   (1549 words)

 The Observer | Business | Wapping: legacy of Rupert's revolution
Before Wapping, one print workers' union, the NGA (National Graphical Association) had a monopoly of the computer keyboard in the national newspaper industry.
His decision to move his Fleet Street titles to Wapping was not just a calculated, cynical and clever means of invoking in perpetuity and without question management's right to manage.
It was an error to believe that technology represented the dawn of a golden age just as it was a mistake to believe the Wapping plant had been constructed as the home for a new London evening paper.
observer.guardian.co.uk /business/story/0,,1686500,00.html   (2028 words)

 Wapping at Gabion 1/2
This is not a charge you could level at the new arts centre known as The Wapping Project, which keeps and celebrates all the visceral impact of the once-derelict pumping station it occupies.
They could probably have done the Wapping Project by nipping over to Bankside and liberating a few building materials when nobody was looking.
Like a number of other contemporary galleries and theatres, Wapping is appealing to the punters through their stomachs.
www.hughpearman.com /articles/wapping.htm   (361 words)

 LondonTown.com | Wapping Wall Guide | Wapping Wall London, , England, UK | London Streets by Street | London hotel and ...
The nearest underground station to Wapping Wall is 'Wapping ' which is about 7 minutes to the South West.
Once known as the ‘Devil’s Tavern’ thanks to its delinquent clientele, the Prospect of Whitby is one of the oldest pubs in London.
Wapping tube, Wapping High Street, (7 mins to the South West)
www.londontown.com /LondonStreets/wapping_wall_7a9.html   (167 words)

 BuzzMachine » Blog Archive » The Wapping of the newsroom
The Observer looks back on Rupert Murdoch’s Wapping revolution — when he moved his papers off Fleet Street and away from antiquated rules and methods and unions as well — 20 years ago this month.
I’ve argued that Katrina may have been the explosion news needed, though I suspect it was temporary change.
One Response to “The Wapping of the newsroom”
www.buzzmachine.com /index.php/2006/01/16/the-wapping-of-the-newsroom   (382 words)

 Town of Ramsgate, Wapping, London - pub details # beerintheevening.com
I used to work with an old fella who worked in the old wharf warehouses in Wapping many years ago, he told me there was once 30 pubs on and around the high street and they all were packed with dockers.
I visited Wapping for the first time today and was surprised to find the strangest London High Street I`ve ever visited, there were no shops just old warehouses that had been turned into homes for the well heeled, it was a little eerie and very quiet.
Not full of suits, which I was afraid of given it's in Wapping.
www.beerintheevening.com /pubs/s/35/3590/Town_of_Ramsgate/Wapping   (519 words)

 Wapping Solutions Inc. Data Driven Web Solutions
Wapping Solutions, Inc. provides small businesses and non-profit organizations with system solutions that leverage the latest web technologies.
Wapping Solutions offers many types of web designs including data driven sites that allows clients to control their own content, to traditional static sites that professionally present businesses to their customers.
Using the Wapping Wizard, a very simple and easy to use interface for adding, changing or deleting items from the web site.
www.wapping.com /index.asp   (154 words)

 Wapping Soils | Rhode Island NRCS
This nearly level, moderately well drained soil is in depressions on the crests of glacial upland hills and in drainageways.
This gently sloping, moderately well drained soil is on the crests and side slopes of glacial upland hills.
This nearly level to gently sloping, moderately well drained soil is on side slopes and crests of glacial upland hills.
www.ri.nrcs.usda.gov /technical/wapping.htm   (1608 words)

 Wapping Hockey Club Online   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Wapping are having a tournament to raise money to help the Red Cross
Whilst one mixed captain was off winning a European championships in sunny Scotland and the other was on tour in Guildford, the reins of the mixed team were entrusted to the Portuguese supporting Serge
A strong Wapping side gathered at just before 2pm after Mel Gibson pointed out at the last minute that not only were King Edward I's forces gathering on the border, the start time was a half hour earlier than planned
www.wappinghockey.com   (462 words)

 MirandaNet - Web-Wise Wapping
In Wapping, an area that is only one mile square, the digitally rich work and live beside the digitally poor.
One way in which the Wapping heads are seeking ways of inspiring all these pupils with the belief that they can achieve educationally is by sharing their expertise to build a local community that is web-wise and computer savvy.
A minimum of computer skills are required to use this program which gives all students and teachers an email address and an opportunity to publish their own web pages and portfolios of achievement.
www.mirandanet.ac.uk /wapping/launch.htm   (747 words)

 London - Facts, Information, and Encyclopedia Reference article
For a period in the early-1980s, many warehouse buildings in Wapping had been occupied and used as artists studios and low-cost loft living spaces.
Until the 1970s, most of the national newspapers were concentrated in Fleet Street, but in the 1980s they relocated to new premises with automated printing works.
The move was resisted strongly by the printing trade union SOGAT 82, and strike action at Wapping in 1986 led to violent skirmishes.
www.startsurfing.com /encyclopedia/l/o/n/London.html   (6874 words)

 Wapping Plumbing: London Plumbing, Boiler Maintenance and Central heating
Wapping Plumbing: London Plumbing, Boiler Maintenance and Central heating
Wapping Plumbing is a local friendly family firm of Plumbers and Heating Engineers
With more than 30 years experience, we carry out work for all leading Insurance Companies, and are specialists in domestic boiler and central heating problems.
www.wappingplumbing.com /index.htm   (73 words)

 UK Property Management Wapping Rented Houses Flats Service Charges Rent Charges Residential Blocks Retail Offices ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Knight Frank is the complete agency and professional consultancy for residential and commercial property in the UK and in key international locations.
We are an established agent specialising in residential sales, residential lettings, sales in new developments, property management for overseas landlords, investment portfolio with 10 year investment plan, furniture packages arranged by specialist company and financial service planners available.
We can not be held responsible in any manner for the information, services etc provided by them and you should make your own enquiries and checks prior to entering into any financial arrangement with any firm or individual.
www.ukpropertymatters.co.uk /ukpm/estateag.nsf/agents/property_management_agents_in_wapping_london   (669 words)

 The Execution of Pirates at Wapping
An important processional leading to a hanging was the execution of pirates on the banks of the Thames in the area known as Wapping.
After the hanging, the more notorious pirates were covered with tar and suspended on a gibbet or in irons along the Thames at Graves Point to warn sailors on ingoing and outgoing ships the price of mutiny and piracy.
Captain Kidd was the most famous pirate executed at Wapping but for reasons unknown to me, he was incarcerated at Newgate prison instead of the Marshalsea where pirates were usually held.
www.evergreen.loyola.edu /~cmitchell/dock.htm   (256 words)

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