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Deptford Anchor
Deptford Anchor
Deptford Anchor

Photo credit: Gary Tyrell / Art UK

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An old ship's anchor. The anchor was sited in the High Street in 1988. It was removed in April 2013, but, after countless public campaigns, petitions and endless appeals to Lewisham Council, it was returned to the site in January 2018. The return was accompanied by processions and other festivities to welcome it home. Deptford has been a centre of shipbuilding and trade since Henry VIII’s time.



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donated by Chatham Dockyard

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Lewisham Council


Lewisham Council

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Located at

Deptford High Street, Lewisham

SE14 6TA