Welling, Greater London

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Browse our selection of vintage and retro black and white photographs of Welling, 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 Welling

Historic Maps of Welling and the local area.

Light-years before the introduction of the mobile phone, Welling in the 1950's had mobile networks of its own. These were weekly delivery services to households in and around local streets. As a young child I was always excited by the Saturday arrival of the R. White soft drinks lorry and our usual order of lemonade, cream soda and Tizer. I remember well the familiar clinking of glass bottles in wooden ...see more

Ice cream was a special treat in our house back in the 1950's. The brand was always Lyons Maid, vanilla or strawberry, considered superior to Walls. But for those special occasions, especially during summer, we would enjoy a ball-size scoop of vanilla ice cream, dipped in molten chocolate like ganache, at the Silver Lounge in Bexleyheath Broadway, or real Italian ice cream - the very best - at Toni's ...see more