Reviews and snippets from April 1998
We have received notice of a new book about the Royal Arsenal Cooperative Society called ‘An Arsenal for Labour’ by Rita Rhodes. this is the study of a consumer corporative society and its involvement in British politics over 100 years
The Newsletter of the Gunpowder Mills Study Group includes an item on an agreement of 1786 between the Principal Officers of the Ordnance and Walkers, Yorkshire gun founders. This includes deliveries to Woolwich of 1,000 tons of iron ordnance and give details of what this includes.
Bygone Kent, for February 1998 includes an article by John Hilton on ‘Mr. Angerstein’s Railway’. There is also an article by Hugh Perks on ‘The barge builder – Horace Shubsall of East Greenwich’
GLIAS Newsletter No. 180 February 1999 includes an article on ‘Woolwich Arsenal and Railways’ by Bob Carr, as well about Lighthouses by Stephen Croad, and an article by Mary Mills on the Greenwich Railway gasworks
Jack Vaughan reports on the project to save Woolwich’s weighbridges. Can anyone enlighten us on the legal; requirements for weighbridges in London Boroughs. Jack also draws attention to cast iron railings and gates now in store at White Hart Depot. What will happen to them and other items when White Hart Depot closes?
An item has been shown to us about the demolition of ‘most of Britain historic gas holders except those campaigned for by local groups’. Does this mean the East Greenwich holder will go? Attempts to get it listed seem to have failed. Time Out a couple of weeks ago included a cartoon of it, captioned ‘gas holder at Blackwall’
By the time this goes to press the new Creekside Environment Project book ‘Deptford Creek, Surviving Regeneration’ will be available. This identifies the diversity of the life of Deptford Creek and covers the whole range of historical and ecological aspects.