Thursday, 25 April 2013

GLIAS Newsletter - what it says about Greenwich

GLIAS Newsletter

The April 2013 GLIAS Newsletter has some bits and pieces of interest to Greenwich historians:

23rd June Crossness Engines Steaming Day plus Model Engineering Fair.  10.30-5 with last admission 4.  £5 www.crossness.org.uk

Peter Butt - writing about London Gateway - says " As a school teacher in the 1970s I regularly took classes of 12-year old pupils for a walk along the south side of the Thames from Greenwich to the Blackwall Tunnel and which passed through a working container dock.  That part of the public footpath was between the rails that the front and rear pairs of the legs of the cranes ran on, the path being marked out by white lines.  My pupils did find the experience 'interesting'!

Bob Carr writes " The small industrial building in Blackwall Lane at TQ 394 783 roughly opposite Greenwich Town Social Club has been demolished. Until a few years ago it accommodated a form of Italian bakers and confectioners. Apparently they moved north of the river because traffic congestion in the Blackwall Tunnel was becoming insufferable'.



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