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, Powis Street

I remember Woolwich town centre in the 1960's when I was a kid. In this picture I believe you can just see Garrets department store on the left which was a big rival to Cuffs department store a bit further back (out of ...Read full memory

A memory of Woolwich by Mark Stacey

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

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 ...Read full memory