Wednesday, 17 February 2010

Requests for info - and visit Markfield Beam Engines

Devotees of the cafe in East Greenwich Pleasaunce - who are hopefully also devotees of old working steam engines - should rush to the Markfield Road project in Tottenham where they can sample the delights of both. Watch this space - and reviews are welcome.

Anyway - we have received the following requests for help

"I am looking at the area surrounding Greenwich Train Station - I was wondering if you could provide me with any old photos of the front of the train station, particularly what was on the site of the current Novotel and pictures of this?"


"The latest issue of family tree magazine (Feb 2010) p. 65 has a letter from from a reader which records that his great grandfather was a blacksmith in the carriage dept. in the Arsenal, had a child every 2 years 1861-1868, then produced a girl in Turkey and returned with her to Woolwich and had more children from 1874 onwards. So it does look as if something was taking Arsenal men to Turkey. Does anyone know who?? or what??"

"I am interested in Carroll's pottery of 97 Blackheath Hill. The pottery was operated in Deptford and was sold to Gibbs and Canning Ltd. Can anyone give me any information"

"Can you give me any information about William Buckwell who operated a stone works on the Greenwich Peninsula in the 19th century"


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1 comment:

Marmoset said...

"I am looking at the area surrounding Greenwich Train Station - I was wondering if you could provide me with any old photos of the front of the train station, particularly what was on the site of the current Novotel and pictures of this?"

From memory, there was a small petrol station there which closed a fair while ago - before the 80s, I'd guess. After that, if I remember right, it was used as a rather ramshackle breakers yard. No pictures, I'm afraid.