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Rice, Jim These images won Jim Rice the prestigous Ilford Photographer of the Year award back in 1990. Deptford Creek has been a working river for centuries and with the establishment of Henry VIII's Royal Dockyard in 1513, it became an important shipbuilding area and home to a growing number of factories and shipping companies. By the 18th century, Deptford was firmly established as a prosperous shipping parish. It was from Deptford that Elizabeth I set off to tackle the Armada and from where Sir Francis Drake set sail for his voyage round the world in 1577. Christopher Marlowe was murdered and is buried here, Tsar Peter the Great came incognito to learn shipbuilding skills here and Samuel Pepys was a long-term resident in the area. The Deptford Creek of today, however, quickly dispels any romantic view of the area. As the bulldozers move in, Jim Rice's photographs capture an image of Deptford Creek that will soon be lost. In 1990, Rice won the Ilford Photographer of the Year award for his work on Deptford Creek.