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.

Pre War Woolwich And Shooter's Hill

As a very young lad I lived on Ankerdine Crescent on Shooter's Hill, but Mum frequently took me down to Woolwich for shopping on the market. I can clearly remember a butcher's stall close to Powis Street where the cry related to 'Lamb's tickers' (lamb's hearts), something I sorely miss these days, living ...Read full memory

Ferry

I used to love the ferry, it was like going on holiday. My mum had a brother in hospital somewhere near Woolwich. It was always Sunday and it always seemed to be sunny. I used to love going down and seeing all the working parts on the old ferries, always polished and shinning. It seems daft but I can still smell the Thames, I think ...Read full memory

A memory of Woolwich by Pamela Mather

Woolwich Open Market

there used to be a lone policeman in the middle of the open market in 60's on Sunday's when the market was empty. We used to go round and round him on our motorbikes for a joke. He used to tell us to "sod off you lot, go and tease somebody else! ". He was laughing cos we did it every Sunday on our runs out. This done, ...Read full memory

A memory of Woolwich by Chris