Woolwich, Greater London
Photos, Maps, Books and Memories

Historic maps of Woolwich and the local area, hand-drawn by Ordnance Survey cartographers and Samuel Lewis.

Over The Water !

The Woolwich Ferry was the only way I can remember in the 1950s and 60s that we could go 'over the water ' from South to North London. I can remember trips with my Nannie as a child , catching a bus from Eltham to Woolwich and ...Read full memory

A memory of Woolwich by Gaynor Wingham

There And Back

I remember staying at my Nan and Grandpa's house in Woolwich, we could actually look out of our bedroom window and see the ferries going back and forth. Most times we stayed we were allowed to ride the ferries back and forth ...Read full memory

A memory of Woolwich by Mark Lovell

Woolwich Markets 1940s

I used to lived in Eltham from 1940 until 1951 - before that it was Plumstead. I visited Woolwich Markets numerous times. My last school was Woolwich Politechnic just a stroll away. I recall eating eel soup at fourpence ...Read full memory

A memory of Woolwich by Tom Ware