Wednesday, 15 April 2009

Notes and queries

Some recent queries - can anyone help?

Email from the Brookwood Cemetery Society who are researching a group of memorials to the Goodwin family. They want information on a Henry Goodwin who was a retired iron founder living in Blackheath Hill in the 1880s.

I have been very kindly sent a HUGE package of stuff about Grieg's wharf which was on the Peninsula. The author would be interested in additional information. He also has information about ship-builder Courtney who was also on the Peninsula (and who I had failed to find anything out about myself when I wrote 'Greenwich Marsh'.

Note from a lady who is the great granddaughter of Francis who founded the tin box makers of Blackheath Hill. She has memories of visiting the factory as a child.

Note from someone who wants information about George Hardstaff who was harbour master at Woolwich in the late 19th century. Also George McLuckie who had a cycle manufacturing business in Erith High Street and later became involved in marine engineering in Woolwich, and his son also George McLuckie who worked in armament manufacture at Woolwich in the Second World War.

More Merryweather - a correspondent wants info on small Merryweather engines.

Query from an american numisologist - he has evidence from 1780s of copper coins minted in Greenwich. Do we know anything about this? has anyone any info??

Email from someone who has a painting for sale of Greenwich Power Station.

We can forward any responses to these on.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Can anbody help me I am researching my saundrs family history and they lived at 8 Siebert Road Woolwich until WW2 when a bomb was dropped on their house.

Does anybody have a photo of the lower half of the road before WW2
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