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Woolwich, The Ferry, 'gordon' 1961
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Memories of Woolwich
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.
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.
there used to be a lone policeman in the middle of the open market in 60's on Sunday's when the market was empty. We used to go round and round him on our motorbikes for a joke. He used to tell us to "sod off you lot, go and tease somebody else! ". He was laughing cos we did it every Sunday on our runs out. This (...Read full memory)