Woolwich, Greater London

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Browse our selection of vintage and retro black and white photographs of Woolwich, along with a selection of historic maps, local history books, and fascinating memories that our visitors have contributed. Most of our photos and maps are available to buy in a wide range of product formats, including framed prints, canvas prints and personalised photo gifts including tea towels, mugs, jigsaws, tableware, cushion covers and as customised calendars.

Old Maps of Woolwich

Historic Maps of Woolwich and the local area.

I lived in Little Heath opp the Woodman Pub and spent most of the Fifties, Sixties and Seventies in either Charlton, Woolwich and North Woolwich. I remember Powis St and Hare St very well, Great Shopping etc. miss the variety of shops.

I remember going with my Nan and Aunts to the covered market. There used to be a fish mongers just before going in and they had live eels wriggly away on a white tiled slab, along with all kinds of other fresh fish. One of the eels jumped off the slab and landed in front of me. I was around 3 or 4 at the time and screamed. My uncle worked at the Arsenal.