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North Woolwich is a place in the London Borough of Newham. It is located north of Woolwich proper which is on the south bank of the River Thames. The two places are linked by the Woolwich Ferry and the Woolwich foot tunnel.

North Woolwich consists of two tracts of land, totalling 412 acres on the north bank of the River Thames in east London.

Administratively, North Woolwich was part of Kent at least since the Norman Conquest when one of William the Conqueror's lords, Hamon, was granted land on both sides of the Thames at this spot, probably to enable him to enjoy the taxes from cross-river traffic. It lay in the parish of Woolwich and later the Metropolitan Borough of Woolwich, but was absorbed into the London Borough of Newham in 1965 when Woolwich south of the Thames became part of the London Borough of Greenwich.

It is unique in Outer London in being part of the County of London before 1965. The population peaked just before the First World War, and reduced substantially in the Second World War when it was heavily bombed.


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Added: 25 Apr 2022 22:11 GMT   

Southover, N12
Everyone knows Central Woodside is the place to be. Ever since kdog moved from finchtown, Woodside has been thriving.

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Born here
Bernard Miller   
Added: 12 Apr 2022 17:36 GMT   

My mother and her sister were born at 9 Windsor Terrace
My mother, Millie Haring (later Miller) and her sister Yetta Haring (later Freedman) were born here in 1922 and 1923. With their parents and older brother and sister, they lived in two rooms until they moved to Stoke Newington in 1929. She always said there were six rooms, six families, a shared sink on the first floor landing and a toilet in the backyard.

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Brian Lynch   
Added: 10 Apr 2022 13:38 GMT   

Staples Mattress Factory
An architect’s design of the Staples Mattress Factory
An image found on the website of Dalzell’s Beds, in Armagh Northern Ireland.

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Lived here
   
Added: 19 Feb 2022 16:21 GMT   

Harmondsworth (1939 - 1965)
I lived in a house (Lostwithiel) on the Bath Road opposite the junction with Tythe Barn Lane, now a hotel site. Initially, aircraft used one of the diagonal runways directly in line with our house. I attended Sipson Primary School opposite the Three Magpies and celebrated my 21st birthday at The Peggy Bedford in 1959.

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Emma Seif   
Added: 25 Jan 2022 19:06 GMT   

Birth of the Bluestocking Society
In about 1750, Elizabeth Montagu began hosting literary breakfasts in her home at 23 (now 31) Hill Street. These are considered the first meetings of the Bluestocking society.

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Added: 14 Jan 2022 03:06 GMT   

Goldbourne Gardens W 10
I lived in Goldbourne Gardens in the 50,s very happy big bomb site

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Chris Nash   
Added: 10 Jan 2022 22:54 GMT   

Shortlands Close, DA17
Shortlands Close and the flats along it were constructed in the mid-1990s. Prior to this, the area was occupied by semi-detached houses with large gardens, which dated from the post-war period and were built on the site of Railway Farm. The farm and its buildings spanned the length of Abbey Road, on the south side of the North Kent Line railway tracks.

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Roy Batham   
Added: 7 Jan 2022 07:17 GMT   

Smithy in Longacre
John Burris 1802-1848 Listed 1841 census as Burroughs was a blacksmith, address just given as Longacre.

Source: Batham/Wiseman - Family Tree

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THE STREETS OF NORTH WOOLWICH
Admiralty Avenue, E16 A street within the E16 postcode
Agnes George Walk, E16 A street within the E16 postcode
Albert Basin Way, E16 A street within the E16 postcode
Albert Gardens, E16 Albert Gardens is a road in the E16 postcode area
Albert Road, E16 Albert Road runs west from Woolwich Manor Way.
Albert Walk, E16 Albert Walk is a road in the E16 postcode area
Albion House, E16 A street within the E16 postcode
Ann’s Cottages, E16 Ann’s Cottages stood along Mary Rose Street (formerly Mary Ann Street)
Antwerp Way, E16 A street within the E16 postcode
Armada Way, E6 Armada Way is a road in the E16 postcode area
Atlantis Avenue, E16 Atlantis Avenue in Beckton straddles the E6/E16 boundary.
Audley Drive, E16 A street within the E16 postcode
Barge House Road, E16 Barge House Road is a road in the E16 postcode area
Bargehouse Road, E16 Bargehouse Road is a road in the E16 postcode area
Barrier Point Road, E16 Barrier Point Road is one of the streets of London in the E16 postal area.
Basin Approach, E16 Basin Approach is a road in the E16 postcode area
Basin South, E16 A street within the E16 postcode
Beaulieu Avenue, E16 Beaulieu Avenue is one of the streets of London in the E16 postal area.
Bell Lane, E16 Bell Lane is a road in the E16 postcode area
Ben Tillet Close, E16 Ben Tillet Close runs off Newland Street.
Bonnet Street, E16 Bonnet Street is location of London.
Booth Road, E16 Booth Road is a road in the E16 postcode area
Boxley Street, E16 Boxley Street is a road in the E16 postcode area
Bradfield Road, E16 Bradfield Road is one of the streets of London in the E16 postal area.
Brixham Street, E16 Brixham Street is a road in the E16 postcode area
Burt Road, E16 Burt Road is a road in the E16 postcode area
Cable Street, E16 Cable Street is a turning off of Royal Crest Avenue.
Camel Road, E16 A street within the E16 postcode
Cape House, E16 Cape House is a location in London.
Caravel House, E16 Caravel House is a location in London.
Charles Street, E16 Charles Street is one of the streets of London in the E16 postal area.
Charles Whincup Road, E16 A street within the E16 postcode
Church Street, E16 Church Street is a road in the E16 postcode area
Claremont Close, E16 Claremont Close is one of the streets of London in the E16 postal area.
Claremont Street, E16 A street within the E16 postcode
Clipper Street, E16 Clipper Street is location of London.
Collier Close, E6 Collier Close is a road in the E6 postcode area
Commodore House, E16 Commodore House is a location in London.
Connaught Bridge, E16 Connaught Bridge is a road in the E16 postcode area
Connaught Road, E16 Connaught Road is a road in the E16 postcode area
Constance Street, E16 Constance Street is one of the streets of London in the E16 postal area.
Cunningham Avenue, E16 A street within the E16 postcode
Davey Square, E16 Davey Square appears on maps between 1900 and 1950.
Dockland Street, E16 Dockland Street is a road in the E16 postcode area
Dockside Road, E16 Dockside Road is one of the streets of London in the E16 postal area.
Drew Road, E16 Drew Road now forms the southern boundary of London City Airport.
Estuary House, E16 A street within the E16 postcode
Evelyn Road, E16 Evelyn Road is one of the streets of London in the E16 postal area.
Factory Road, E16 Factory Road is one of the streets of London in the E16 postal area.
Felixstowe Court, E16 Felixstowe Court is one of the streets of London in the E16 postal area.
Felixtowe Court, E16 Felixtowe Court is a road in the E16 postcode area
Fernhill Street, E16 Fernhill Street is a road in the E16 postcode area
Fishguard Way, E16 Fishguard Way is one of the streets of London in the E16 postal area.
Flotilla House, E16 Flotilla House is a location in London.
Fort Street, E16 Fort Street is one of the streets of London in the E16 postal area.
Frobisher Yard, E16 A street within the E16 postcode
Gallions Reach Shopping Park, E6 Gallions Reach Shopping Park is one of the streets of London in the E6 postal area.
Gallions Road, E16 Gallions Road is a road in the E16 postcode area
Gallions Roundabout, E16 Gallions Roundabout is a road in the E16 postcode area
Gallions Roundabout, E6 Gallions Roundabout is a road in the E6 postcode area
Gate 14, E16 Gate 14 is a road in the E16 postcode area
Gemini Business park, E6 Gemini Business park is a road in the E6 postcode area
Glenister Street, E16 A street within the E16 postcode
Greenshield Industrial Estate, E16 Greenshield Industrial Estate is one of the streets of London in the E16 postal area.
Grenadier Street, E16 Grenadier Street is a road in the E16 postcode area
Grimsby Grove, E16 Grimsby Grove is a road in the E16 postcode area
Halyard Place, E16 Halyard Place is a location in London.
Hardens Manorway, E16 Hardens Manorway is a road in the SE18 postcode area
Hartlepool Court, E16 Hartlepool Court is one of the streets of London in the E16 postal area.
Hartmann Road, E16 Hartmann Road is a road in the E16 postcode area
Henley Road, E16 Henley Road is one of the streets of London in the E16 postal area.
Holt Road, E16 Holt Road is one of the streets of London in the E16 postal area.
Hornet Way, E6 Hornet Way is a road in the E6 postcode area
Hudson Way, E16 A street within the E16 postcode
John Harrison Square, E16 John Harrison Square is a location in London.
Julia Garfield Mews, E16 A street within the E16 postcode
Kennard Street, E16 Kennard Street is one of the streets of London in the E16 postal area.
King George V Dock, E16 A street within the E16 postcode
King George V Lock, E16 A street within the postcode
Kingfisher Heights, E16 A street within the E16 postcode
Knights Road, E16 Knights Road is one of the streets of London in the E16 postal area.
Knights Road, E16 Knights Road is a road in the SE10 postcode area
Leonard Street, E16 Leonard Street is a road in the E16 postcode area
Liner House, E16 Liner House is a location in London.
Lock Side Way, E16 A street within the E16 postcode
London E6, E16 A street within the E16 postcode
Lord Street, E16 A street within the E16 postcode
Lower Dock Walk, E16 Lower Dock Walk is a location in London.
Lowestoft Mews, E16 A street within the E16 postcode
Magellan Boulevard, E16 Magellan Boulevard is a road in the E16 postcode area
Manwood Street, E16 Manwood Street appeared on the map when Woodman Street was split in two post-war.
Mary Rose Street, E16 Mary Rose Street ran from Elizabeth Street (Manwood Street) to Albert Road.
Mercier Court, E16 Mercier Court is a location in London.
Milk Street, E16 A street within the E16 postcode
Mill Road, E16 Mill Road is a road in the E16 postcode area
Muir Street, E16 Muir Street is a road in the E16 postcode area
N Woolwich Road, E16 A street within the E16 postcode
Nautical Drive, E16 A street within the E16 postcode
Newland Street, E16 Newland Street is one of the streets of London in the E16 postal area.
North Circular Road (Old Route, E16 North Circular Road (Old Route, Disused) is a road in the E16 postcode area
North Woolwich Road, E16 North Woolwich Road is one of the streets of London in the E16 postal area.
Oriental Road, E16 Oriental Road is one of the streets of London in the E16 postal area.
Parker Close, E16 A street within the E16 postcode
Parker Street, E16 Parker Street is a road in the E16 postcode area
Peto Mews, E16 Peto Mews is a location in London.
Pier Parade, E16 Pier Parade is one of the streets of London in the E16 postal area.
Pier Road, E16 Pier Road is one of the streets of London in the E16 postal area.
Pirie Street, E16 A street within the E16 postcode
Prince Court 302 Hoy Street, E16 A street within the E16 postcode
Queensland House, E16 Residential block
Rawsthorne Close, E16 Rawsthorne Close is a road in the E16 postcode area
Rayleigh Road, E16 Rayleigh Road is a road in the E16 postcode area
Regalia Close, E16 Regalia Close is a location in London.
Repton House, E16 Repton House is a location in London.
Robert Street, E16 A street within the E16 postcode
Roebourne way, E16 Roebourne way is a road in the E16 postcode area
Rope Terrace, E16 A street within the E16 postcode
Royal Crest Avenue, E16 A street within the E16 postcode
Royal Wharf Walk, E16 A street within the E16 postcode
Rymill Street, E16 A street within the E16 postcode
Saville Road, E16 Saville Road is famous as the street featured in the credits of the TV series "Call The Midwife".
Schooner Road, E16 A street within the E16 postcode
Shackleton Way, E16 A street within the E16 postcode
Sheerness Mews, E16 A street within the E16 postcode
Sheldrake Close, E16 Sheldrake Close is one of the streets of London in the E16 postal area.
Shipwright Street, E16 Shipwright Street is a location in London.
Silverland Street, E16 A street within the E16 postcode
Sky Studios, E16 Sky Studios is one of the streets of London in the E16 postal area.
Southampton Mews, E16 Southampton Mews is a road in the E16 postcode area
St Marks Industrial Estate, E16 St Marks Industrial Estate is a road in the E16 postcode area
St. Marks Industrial Estate, E16 A street within the E16 postcode
Standard Industrial Estate, E16 A street within the E16 postcode
Starboard Way, E16 A street within the E16 postcode
Starboaroad Way, E16 A street within the E16 postcode
Station Street, E16 A street within the E16 postcode
Store Road, E16 Store Road is a road in the E16 postcode area
Storey Street, E16 Storey Street is one of the streets of London in the E16 postal area.
Swansea Court, E16 A street within the E16 postcode
Tate Road, E16 A street within the E16 postcode
Thames Barrier Park, E16 A street within the E16 postcode
Thames Road, E16 Thames Road is one of the streets of London in the E16 postal area.
Thameside Industrial Estate, E16 Thameside Industrial Estate is one of the streets of London in the E16 postal area.
Thomas Coulter House, E16 Thomas Coulter House is a location in London.
Upper Dock Walk, E16 Upper Dock Walk is a location in London.
Waldair Court, E16 Waldair Court is a road in the E16 postcode area
Wards Wharf Approach, E16 Wards Wharf Approach is one of the streets of London in the E16 postal area.
Waypoint Way, E16 Waypoint Way is location of London.
Weaver Close, E6 Weaver Close is a road in the E6 postcode area
Wesley Avenue, E16 Wesley Avenue is one of the streets of London in the E16 postal area.
Winifred Street, E16 Winifred Street is one of the streets of London in the E16 postal area.
Woodman Parade, E16 Woodman Parade is one of the streets of London in the E16 postal area.
Woodman Street, E16 Woodman Street is one of the streets of London in the E16 postal area.
Woolwich Manor Way, E16 Woolwich Manor Way is one of the streets of London in the E16 postal area.
Wythes Road, E16 Wythes Road is one of the streets nearby London City Airport.

THE PUBS OF NORTH WOOLWICH
Henley Arms This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
The Royal British Legion This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
The Royal Standard This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.




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Hare Street and Powis Street were developed as part of the new shopping centre created in the mid 19th century to the south of the original riverside town.
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View of Powis Street, Woolwich (c.1900)
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Woolwich Foot Tunnel was opened by Lord Cheylesmore, Chairman of the LCC, on Saturday 26 October 1912. It was designed by Sir Maurice Fitzmaurice and built by Walter Scott & Middleton for London County Council. Its creation owed much to the efforts of working-class politician Will Crooks who had worked in the docks and, after chairing the LCC’s Bridges Committee responsible for the tunnel, would later serve as Labour MP for Woolwich.
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The River Thames frozen at Woolwich (c.1890)
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