|We're nearly at the end of
the walk at the Millennium motel. There's a cafe inside. If it's open you
can buy a cup of tea and listen inside.
This cafe has served lorry drivers for many years who have come here to take goods from the wharfs. Before hearing from Philip Moore, the current manager of the motel, Eileen Gibbons describes what it was like to work in the mobile canteens that supplied dockers with tea in the 1940's.
You have to see this place to believe it - it could be called the Restaurant
at the End of Universe. For me this place showed that a heart was still
beating here, for the few industries left at least. As you will hear,
this place isn't going to be here for long; it is here that you finally
realise that much of the route you have walked will change beyond recognition
soon as it is redeveloped for housing. You too are a witness to a passing
age, here and now on the Greenwich peninsula.
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