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.

Old Woolwich

I have such fond memories of Woolwich, I was born in 1962 in Erith Maternity Hospital in Barnehurst. I lived for a while with grandparents at General Gordan Place before my parents got their own place at 17b Glendale Road, Erith. I remember both my grandparents houses and loved visiting. The house on General Gordan Place was a ...Read full memory

A memory of Woolwich by Michael Hedley

Working In Woolwich

My father's first job was with the RACS in the stables getting the horses ready in the morning to go out pulling the numerous carts. The stables were at the far end of the stores up a sideway. He then became a milkman with them for years until he joined the fire service prior to WW2

A memory of Woolwich

Working In Woolwich

After leaving school my first job was in Cuffs department store on the counter selling scarves and gloves. I was a very shy girl but a lovely lady named Tessa took me under her wing and we became friends. She was older than me and had a really good sense of humour - I often wonder what became of her. My next position was ...Read full memory

A memory of Woolwich by Jean Manwaring