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.

Around 3/4 yrs of age- 1948/49 - I came across my first foreign work men coming off the boats at Woolwich. The men wore a rough looking outfit - blue in colour - as I recall. Upon asking my father who they were and where they came from ,he stupidly replied ,'Smoked Irish men' and I believed him until mum said 'Teach the child sense' To this day it has been one of life's unsolved mysteries. Those men looked so poor and ...see more

My dad opened his first shop in Ferry Approach, a cafe, it was situated directly outside the woolwich foot tunnel with plenty of dock workers and factory workers passing by every day and a constant stream of traffic queuing for the ferry. My brother and I used to go to the shop after school to help out, washing up and sweeping up. Dad went on to own the fag and paper shop next to the cafe also a greetings card ...see more