Then and Now
The PLA and Port of London have changed dramatically over the past 100 years. This section gives an insight into how things have changed through photographs, facts and news of the day.
Click on the links below to view a series of "Then & Now" images that illustrate some of these changes.
Cost of living:
|Pint of fresh milk||0.8p||40p|
|Pound of loose tea||7.2p||£2.37|
Typical ships in the Port of London
1909 - SS Moldavia,passenger/cargo ship, 158 metres long, 17 metres wide
2008 - Cap Cleveland, container vessel, 222 metres long, 30 metres wide
Total tonnage of cargo passing through the Port
1909 - 18 million tonnes
2007 - 52.7 million tonnes
Other news in 1909..........
Selfridges store opens in London's Oxford Street
Tennis star Fred Perry, football legend Matt Busby and actors David Niven, Douglas Fairbanks Jr, James Mason and Errol Flynn are born
Edward VII is on the Throne and Herbert Henry Asquith is Prime Minister
Manchester United takes the FA Cup, beating Bristol City 1-0
Harlequins beat Richmond in the first rugby football match to be played at Twickenham Stadium