Happy New Year! I hope you enjoyed the holidays! I had a bit of a break and I'm now catching up with your messages. I was going to post this location from PG9 a week or two ago but decided that it wasn't very festive! So here's something fascinatingly morbid for the New Year 😂 I mentioned Wapping in a recent post and it was once the location for Execution Dock where pirates were hanged. 🏴☠️ Their bodies would remain in place until three tides had washed over them and the remains of the particularly troublesome ones were then tarred and hung in cages at Blackwall Point (where the O2 Arena now stands) as a warning to others.☠️ The last pirate hangings took place in 1830 and since then the exact location of Execution Dock on Wapping’s riverfront has been lost. For good measure though, a replica gallows stands in the riverbank by the Prospect of Whitby pub.