Woolwich, The Ferry, 'john Benn' 1961
Memories of Woolwich
During the early years after the Second World War my mother would take me to Woolwich as a special treat. I was about 8 year old then. We would catch the 696 trolleybus from Dartford market and arrive at the Woolwich Arsenal around lunch time. Our first stop was Manzie's Pie and Eel shop - absolutely delicious after (...Read full memory)
My grandmother worked as a nurse at the Royal Arsenal and was killed by a V1 flying bomb on July 27th 1944; she was in the Taylors shop at the time. 4 killed and 73 wounded. Unfortunately Daisy swopped duty with another that day - fateful day. I am looking for any information about that day or in fact any information or photos of this place. I would be most grateful.
I remember very fondly Woolwich market & town centre in the 60's & 70's. Cuffs department store always seemed so imposing with polished wooden floors, we had to go there to get my school uniform for Notre Dame Convent in Eglington Road. Christmas time always meant a visit to the store to see Santa's grotto, (...Read full memory)
I remember Woolwich town centre in the 1960's when I was a kid. In this picture I believe you can just see Garrets department store on the left which was a big rival to Cuffs department store a bit further back (out of shot). It was Cuffs store that provided my school uniform for Eglinton school. I also remember (...Read full memory)