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.

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

Woolwich Town Centre

I remember very fondly Woolwich market & town centre in the 60's & 70's. Cuffs department store always seemed so imposing with polished wooden floors, we had to go there to get my school uniform for Notre Dame Convent in ...Read full memory

Never Seen Aunt Fanny By Gaslight !!

Woolwich Market ..what a hoot ! I can hear the stallkeeper at the far left there now back in 1959... 'ere y'are luv..step right up...step right up..see these 'ere brand new silk bloomers ...never seen ...Read full memory

A memory of Woolwich by Dylan Rivis