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 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 Eglington Road. Christmas time always meant a visit to the store to see Santa's grotto, and a ride ...Read full memory

Woolwich Ferry

There has been a ferry at Woolwich for many centuries but the people of Woolwich complained in the 1880s that West London had free access across the River Thames by bridges so why couldn't they have free travel? The river was too busy to put a bridge over and there was not room to put in a tunnel so the newly formed London ...Read full memory

Woolworths

As a 14 year old I was a 'Saturday girl' at Woolworth's in 1961. I was on the glass counter, selling everything from vinegar bottles with plastic tops, ashtrays, jugs etc. The number of items displayed on the sloping counter was enormous and I had to make sure all stock was replaced as soon as it was sold. I remember the wooden floor ...Read full memory

A memory of Woolwich by mrsjdennett