Memories of Woolwich, Market 1963


The butchers across from Cuffs used to have sawdust and a very distinct smell, nevr smelt since

If you look closely at this photograph 3/4 of the way down on the left hand side just past the lady in the white coat there is an old women in a dark coat standing in front of a stall. This is my grandmother Charlotte Delieu. She was well known on the market and run a banana stall following the 2nd world war until the early seventies. Stalls on the market still carry the family name.

I have such fond memories of Woolwich, I was born in 1962 in Erith Maternity Hospital in Barnehurst. I lived for a while with grandparents at General Gordan Place before my parents got their own place at 17b Glendale Road, Erith. I remember both my grandparents houses and loved visiting. The house on General Gordan Place was (...Read full memory)

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 a bowl in the fish restaurant right on market square. Then there was Dirty Dick's Hotel close by. (...Read full memory)

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