Category Archives: Charlton History

Talk about Charlton Village and the future of SE7 at the Charlton Society on Saturday

Here’s the Charlton Society‘s chair, Carol Kenna… Please join us in the first of the Charlton Society’s ‘HAVE YOUR SAY’ sessions. The aim is to strengthen the community’s influence over Greenwich Council’s planning and environmental policies. The starting point for … Continue reading

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Local historical records ‘rediscovered’ at Charlton House

Royal Greenwich Heritage Trust have been in touch with news of a discovery in the cellar of Charlton House:  WW1 History of Greenwich Borough uncovered as Charlton House’s Locked Vault is opened for the first time in memory. Staff and … Continue reading

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Charlton ghost sign uncovers long-lost Arthur Cooper wine merchant

Work to convert a corner shop in Bramshot Avenue into a house has revealed a sign belonging to a long-gone chain of wine merchants. The ghost sign reveals the old off-licence on the corner of Wyndcliff Road used to be … Continue reading

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Do you have photos of the Charlton Park prefabs?

An interesting museum has opened in Catford – the Prefab Museum, which is open until May on the Excalibur Estate and recreates the atmosphere of these temporary homes erected in the 1940s. See the Prefabs – Palaces For The People … Continue reading

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Charlton history: The story of High Combe

Ever wondered why there’s a blue plaque on the stately-looking house next to Our Lady of Grace School? Charlton Champion historian Peter Bone tells the tale of High Combe, which stands on Charlton Road… In the 19th century, Charlton Road, … Continue reading

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Get to know Charlton’s people and parks

A note from Carol Kenna at the Charlton Parks Reminiscence Project: After two years in the making The Charlton Parks Reminiscence Project is now complete and can be visited online at http://www.charltonparks.co.uk. There you will find stories and photographs looking … Continue reading

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Charlton: Where London’s last trams went to die

Sixty years ago today, in the early hours of the morning, London’s last tram pulled into New Cross depot from Woolwich. Once a much-loved part of the capital’s transport system, the rattly old trams were deemed uneconomic to replace after … Continue reading

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