Category Archives: 4-A Quick Look Around

Lee – A Quick Look Around

Above: Mural under the railway bridge near Lee Station. So, where is Lee and where is its centre? Although it appears to be a simple question, it is not that easy to be precise about the answer. If the question … Continue reading

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Mottingham – A Quick Look Around

Above: The Porcupine in Mottingham – an unusual name for a local pub that closed in 2013 and is likely to be demolished. Mottingham is an unusual location. In case you are unfamiliar with parts of the old Metropolitan Borough … Continue reading

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Plumstead – A Quick Look Around

Above: Houses lining the road on the edge of Plumstead Common. For many people who drive or take the bus, travelling east from the centre of Woolwich, Plumstead is the rather narrow High Street lying on low ground with Plumstead … Continue reading

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Shooter’s Hill – A Quick Look Around

Above: Looking towards London near the highest point on the road called Shooter’s Hill. When the road was cut away, the pavement was left at its original level. Shooter’s Hill is the name of a hill in SE London – … Continue reading

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Canary Wharf Estate – A Quick Look Around

Above: Outline plan of the Canary Wharf Estate. The vast modern estate on the Isle of Dogs derived its name from a humble warehouse, called Canary Wharf, used to store bananas – brought by ship from the Canary Islands to … Continue reading

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Isle of Dogs – A Quick Look Around

Above: Part of Cary’s map of 1796 showing the Isle of Dogs as being almost completely empty land. Notice the ‘Poplar Gut’ caused by flooding in 1660. Because names on the Isle of Dogs may not be familiar to all … Continue reading

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Knightsbridge – A Quick Look Around

Above: The area of Knightsbridge is on the south side of Hyde Park. Notice the thin RED line which is part of the boundary of the City of Westminster. Knightsbridge as a Name There are many things that we still … Continue reading

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