Dowells Street, SE10

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Brian Bigwood
Brian Bigwood   
Added: 27 Mar 2018 14:53 GMT   
Post by Brian Bigwood: Odessa Street, SE16

My mother Doris Bigwood and her family lived in Odessa Street until they were bombed out and moved to Sidcup. My grandfather worked as lighterman in the local docks and was named Walter Edward Bigwood. I believe there were 13 children and their motherâ??s surname was Hunt.
I would love to know if anyone is related or even knew the family. If so, please get in touch.

Dawn Greene
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Added: 24 Aug 2017 13:08 GMT   
Post by Dawn Greene : Emily Street (1925)

My dads family lived here in 1911 maybe before still checking that out the name was Emily Gladding lived at 22 Emily Street then she married George Cassilllo y

Added: 22 Nov 2018 11:30 GMT   
Post by LDNnews: Deptford
TV actress celebrates Greenwich’s Shared Lives service

A TV star has made a film with two women from Greenwich to help celebrate the borough’s adult care system.

Added: 22 Nov 2018 11:30 GMT   
Post by LDNnews: Cutty Sark
’Stunning’ new Greenwich school buries time capsule to mark building milestone
A time capsule has been buried at Greenwich’s first school to cater for all ages from nursery to sixth form.

Added: 22 Nov 2018 11:30 GMT   
Post by LDNnews: Greenwich
London Bridge to New Cross train services disrupted until late this evening
Trains between London Bridge and New Cross are likely to be cancelled or delayed this evening due to a signal failure.

Added: 22 Nov 2018 11:30 GMT   
Post by LDNnews: Island Gardens
Young’s pub chain asks to sell booze at historic Greenwich building
A historic Greenwich building overlooking the Thames could become a Young’s pub as the chain applies to sell booze there.

Added: 22 Nov 2018 11:30 GMT   
Post by LDNnews: Crossharbour
Bosses committed to opening Greenwich Ikea despite job cuts across UK

Ikea is looking to cut around 7,500 jobs as part of a global transformation plan that will simplify the organisation.

Added: 22 Nov 2018 11:30 GMT   
Post by LDNnews: South Quay
18,000 people sign petition to stop emission zone expansion to south London

A petition has been launched to stop the extension of the Ultra Low Emission Zone stretching to the North and South Circular roads.

Added: 22 Nov 2018 11:30 GMT   
Post by LDNnews: Deptford Bridge
Appeal to find missing 14-year-old from Dartford
Police are appealing for information on a missing girl from Dartford.

Added: 22 Nov 2018 11:30 GMT   
Post by LDNnews: West India Quay
Woolwich Ferry relaunch may be delayed as workers vote on whether to strike
Woolwich Ferry workers could hold up the introduction of new boats as they vote whether to go on strike over pay.

Added: 21 Nov 2018 21:00 GMT   
Post by LDNnews: Canary Wharf
TalkTalk to move headquarters from London
Hundreds of roles would be relocated from London, says the broadband provider.

Added: 21 Nov 2018 16:00 GMT   
Post by LDNnews: Stepney Green
Every rail station in Britain 'should allow you to pay using contactless' say transport chiefs
Transport chiefs today called for contactless payments to be accepted across the UK rail network as they revealed conventional tickets were "on the verge of obsolescence" in London.

Added: 21 Nov 2018 12:40 GMT   
Post by LDNnews: Elverson Road
Hospital bosses in south-east London are paying millions for private security guards as assaults on staff soar, an investigation has found.
Hospital bosses in south-east London are paying millions for private security guards as assaults on staff soar, an investigation has found.

Added: 21 Nov 2018 12:40 GMT   
Post by LDNnews: Lewisham
Two men dead after seven-vehicle crash in Swanley

Two men have died following a crash in Swanley yesterday morning.

Added: 21 Nov 2018 12:20 GMT   
Post by LDNnews: Canada Water
Golden evening for Uxbridge firm at awards ceremony
Golden evening for Uxbridge firm at awards ceremony

Added: 21 Nov 2018 12:20 GMT   
Post by LDNnews: Bromley-by-Bow
Young women voice perspective on feminism
One hundred years since women gained the right to vote and in the wake of the #MeToo movement, Jacksons Lane has gained funding from the Women’s Vote Centenary Fund for an exciting and groundbreaking theatre education project called Worlds by Women.

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The 1800 mapping is bounded by Stanmore (NW), Woodford (NE), Bromley (SE) and Hampton Court (SW).
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The 1830 mapping is bounded by West Hampstead (NW), Hackney (NE), Greenwich (SE) and Chelsea (SW).
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The 1860 mapping is bounded by Brent Cross (NW), Stratford (NE), Greenwich (SE) and Hammermith (SW).
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The 1900 mapping covers all of the London area.



Greenwich is a town, now part of the south eastern urban sprawl of London, on the south bank of the River Thames in the London Borough of Greenwich.

Greenwich is located at a latitude and longitude of 51? 28’ 38" N and 0? 0’ 0" E/W (by definition).

The Royal Greenwich Observatory is located in Greenwich and the Prime Meridian passes through the building. Greenwich Mean Time was at one time based on the time observations made at the Royal Greenwich Observatory, before being superseded by Coordinated Universal Time. While Greenwich no longer hosts a working astronomical observatory, a ball still drops daily to mark the exact moment of noon (UTC) 1pm (13:00)(BST), and there is a good museum of astronomical and navigational tools.

The observatory is situated in Greenwich Park, which used to be the grounds of the Royal Palace of Placentia. At the bottom of the park is the National Maritime Museum which also includes the Queen’s House, designed by Inigo Jones. It is free to visit all these buildings. Greenwich also features the world’s only museum dedicated to fans, the Fan Museum, in a Georgian townhouse at 10?12 Croom’s Hill (fee payable). Also on Croom’s Hill, on the corner of the junction with Nevada Street is Greenwich Theatre, formerly Crowder’s Music Hall.

The Cutty Sark (a clipper ship) is moored in a dry dock by the river. Nearby for many years was also displayed Gipsy Moth IV, the 54 yacht sailed by Sir Francis Chichester in his single-handed, 226-day circumnavigation of the globe during 1966?67. In 2004, Gypsy Moth IV was removed from Greenwich for extensive restoration work to be followed by a return to the sea and a second sailing career.

By the Cutty Sark, there is a pedestrian tunnel, the Greenwich foot tunnel, to the Isle of Dogs. This comes out in Island Gardens, from where the famous view of Greenwich Hospital painted by Canaletto can be seen. On the riverside in front of the north-east corner of the Hospital is an obelisk erected in memory of Arctic explorer Joseph Ren? Bellot.

The Millennium Dome was built on a disused British Gas site here. It is next to North Greenwich tube station, about three miles from Greenwich town centre, north of Charlton. With the Greenwich Millennium Village a new development on the reclaimed land near to the Millennium Dome.

The University of Greenwich and the Trinity College of Music are now based in the Greenwich Hospital (formerly the Royal Naval College) buildings between Greenwich Park and the river. These buildings were designed by Sir Christopher Wren and include the Painted Hall, painted by James Thornhill and St Paul’s Chapel. These are also open to the public for free.

The church dominating the western side of the town centre is St Alfege’s Church, designed by Nicholas Hawksmoor in 1714, and marks the place where Archbishop of Canterbury Alfege (also spelt ’Alphege’) was murdered in 1012.

The town centre features Greenwich Market, a covered market popular with tourists at the weekends.

In 1997, maritime Greenwich was added to the list of World Heritage Sites.

In recognition of the suburb’s astronomical links, Asteroid 2830 has been named ’Greenwich’.

Famous residents

(In alphabetical order)

Astronomer Royal Sir George Airy lived in the White House, Croom’s Hill

Philip Dormer Stanhope, 4th Earl of Chesterfield, statesman and man of letters, lived in the Ranger’s House, Chesterfield Walk, SE10.

Dr Samuel Johnson, compiler of the first English dictionary, lived in Greenwich Church Street when he first came to London in 1736

comedian Dan Leno rented accommodation at the Spreadeagle Tavern, Stockwell Street in 1902

Poet Cecil Day-Lewis lived at 6 Croom’s Hill

Architect Samuel Sanders Teulon was born in Greenwich.

Artist Sir James Thornhill was said to have lived in Park Hall on Croom’s Hill (originally designed for architect John James who never actually occupied the house).

Interior designer and television presenter Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen lives in the Borough and often appears in support of local activities.

Architect Sir John Vanbrugh lived at 121 Maze Hill in a house of his own design overlooking Greenwich Park

Benjamin Waugh, founder of the UK charity the National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children lived in Croom’s Hill.

General James Wolfe lived in McCartney House in Croom’s Hill, and was buried in St Alfege’s Church.

Bellerbys College London:   Other independent school which accepts students between the ages of 15 and 19.
Canary Wharf College 3:   Free schools (Secondary) which accepts students between the ages of 11 and 19.
Cubitt Town Infants’ School:   Community school (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 7.
Greenwich Park:   One of the Royal Parks of London, Greenwich Park is a former deer-park in Greenwich and one of the largest single green spaces in south east London.
Harbinger Primary School:   Community school (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 11.
Island Gardens:   Island Gardens is an area of the Isle of Dogs opposite Greenwich.
James Wolfe Primary School and Centre for the Deaf:   Community school (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 11.
Meridian Primary School:   Community school (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 11.
Millwall Park:   
Morden Mount Primary School:   Community school (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 11.
Mudchute Kitchen:   
Mudchute Kitchen Frizzante:   
Mudchute Park:   Mudchute Park and Farm is a large urban park and farm just south of Canary Wharf on the Isle of Dogs.
Mudchute Park and Farm:   
National Maritime Museum Gardens:   
Naval College Gardens:   
Quaggy Children’s Centre:   This is a children’s centre.
St Alfege with St Peter’s Church of England Primary School:   Voluntary aided school (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 11.
St Ursula’s Convent School:   Voluntary aided school (Secondary) which accepts students between the ages of 11 and 16. Admissions policy: Comprehensive (secondary).
Trinity Laban:   Higher education institutions
University of Greenwich:   Higher education institutions

Drysdale Road:   Drysdale Road was a street which ran south from Sparta Street in Lewisham and demolished in the 1960s.

Admirals Gate, SE10 · Alexia Square, E14 · Allison Close, SE10 · Arethusa House, E14 · Ashburnham Grove, SE10 · Ashburnham Place, SE10 · Ashburnham Retreat, SE10 · Ashdown Walk, E14 · Banning Street, E14 · Banning Street, SE10 · Bardsley Lane, SE10 · Barnfield Place, E14 · Basevi Way, SE8 · Beck Close, SE13 · Bennett Grove, SE13 · Berthon Street, SE8 · Blackheath Avenue, SE10 · Blackheath Business Centre, SE10 · Blackheath Business Estate, SE10 · Blackheath Hill, SE10 · Blackheath Rise, SE13 · Blackheath Road, SE10 · Blasker Walk, E14 · Bliss Crescent, SE13 · Blissett Street, SE10 · Bower Avenue, SE10 · Bower Avenue, SE3 · Braddyll Street, SE10 · Brand Street, SE10 · Bridge High Road, SE10 · Bronze Street, SE8 · Brookmarsh Industrial Estate, SE10 · Brookmarsh Trading Estate Norman Road, SE10 · Brookmill Road, SE13 · Brookmill Road, SE8 · Burgos Grove, SE10 · Burney Street, SE10 · Burrells Wharf Square, E14 · Cade Road, SE10 · Cahir Street, E14 · Caradoc Street, SE10 · Catherine Grove, SE10 · Chapel House Street, E14 · Chesterfield Walk, SE10 · Chesterfield Walk, SE3 · Christchurch Way, E14 · Churchfields, SE10 · Circus Street, SE10 · Clandon Street, SE8 · Claremont Street, SE10 · Clarence Road, SE8 · Clayton Mews, SE10 · Coldbath Street, SE13 · College Approach, SE10 · Colomb Street, SE10 · Coltman House, SE10 · Copeland Drive, E14 · Copperas Street, SE10 · Copperas Street, SE8 · Crane Street, SE10 · Creek Road, SE10 · Creek Road, SE8 · Creekside, SE10 · Creekside, SE8 · Crescent Arcade, SE10 · Crooms Hill Grove, SE10 · Crooms Hill, SE10 · Cross Avenue, SE10 · Crosslet Vale, SE10 · Crosslet Vale, SE13 · Crowleys Wharf, SE10 · Cutty Sark Gardens, SE10 · Dabin Crescent, SE10 · Dartmoor Walk, E14 · Dartmouth Grove, SE10 · Dartmouth Hill, SE10 · Dartmouth Row, SE10 · Dartmouth Row, SE13 · Dartmouth Terrace, SE10 · Deals Gateway, SE13 · Delany House, SE10 · Deptford Bridge, SE8 · Deptford Church Street, SE8 · Deptford Strand, E14 · Devonshire Drive, SE10 · Diamond Terrace, SE10 · Ditch Alley, SE10 · Dowells Street, SE10 · Dutton Street, SE10 · Earlswood Street, SE10 · East Ferry Road, E14 · Eastney Street, SE10 · Egerton Drive, SE10 · Faircharm Trading Estate, SE8 · Faircharm, SE8 · Feathers Place, SE10 · Ferguson House, SE10 · Forge Square, E14 · Franklin Place, SE13 · Friars Mead, E14 · Galbraith Street, E14 · General Wolfe Road, SE10 · Georgette Place, SE10 · Glaisher Street, SE8 · Glengall Bridge, E14 · Glengall Grove, E14 · Gloucester Circus, SE10 · Great Cross Avenue, SE10 · Greenwich Centre Business Park, SE10 · Greenwich Church Street, SE10 · Greenwich Church Street; Welland Street, SE10 · Greenwich Foot Tunnel south stairs, SE10 · Greenwich Foot Tunnel, E14 · Greenwich Foot Tunnel, SE10 · Greenwich High Road, SE10 · Greenwich Industrial Estate, SE10 · Greenwich Market, SE10 · Greenwich Park Street, SE10 · Greenwich Park, SE10 · Greenwich Quay, SE8 · Greenwich South Street, SE10 · Greenwich Square, SE10 · Greenwich View, E14 · Guildford Grove, SE10 · Ha’Penny Hatch, SE10 · Ha’Penny Hatch, SE8 · Haddo Street, SE10 · Harbinger Road, E14 · Hawks Mews, SE10 · Henrietta Close, SE8 · Hesperus Crescent, E14 · High Bridge Wharf, SE10 · High Bridge, SE10 · Highbridge Wharf, E14 · Highbridge Wharf, SE10 · Horseferry Place, SE10 · Horseshoe Close, E14 · Hoskins Street, SE10 · Hyde Vale, SE10 · Ironmongers Place, E14 · John Penn Street, SE13 · Julian Place, E14 · Kay Way, SE10 · Kedge House, E14 · King Charles Court Old Royal Naval College, SE10 · King George Street, SE10 · King William Lane, SE10 · King William Walk, SE10 · Lanark Square, E14 · Langbourne Place, E14 · Langdale Road, SE10 · Lassell Street, SE10 · Lethbridge Close, SE13 · Lind Street, SE8 · Lindsell Street, SE10 · Lockes Field Place, E14 · Lockesfield Place, E14 · Luton Place, SE10 · Macquarie Way, E14 · Magellan Place, E14 · Maidenstone Hill, SE10 · Manchester Grove, E14 · Maritime Museum Repository, SE3 · Maritime Quay, E14 · Marlowe Path, SE8 · Marshfield Street, E14 · Mays Court, SE10 · Merryweather Place, SE10 · Morden Hill, SE13 · Morden Lane, SE10 · Morden Lane, SE13 · Morden Street, SE13 · Mordun Hill, SE13 · Muirfield Crescent, E14 · Napier Avenue, E14 · Naval Walk, BR2 · Nectarine Way, SE13 · Nelson Road, SE10 · Nevada Street, SE10 · Norman Road, SE10 · Old Pearson Street, SE10 · Old Woolwich Road, SE10 · Omega Close, E14 · Oppenheim Road, SE13 · Orchard Hill, SE13 · Orlop Street, SE10 · Page House, SE10 · Pepper St Glengall Bridge, E14 · Pepper Street, E14 · Peyton Place, SE10 · Pigsty Alley, SE10 · Pimaston Road, SE13 · Plumbridge Street, SE10 · Point Close, SE10 · Point Hill, SE10 · Pointers Close, E14 · Pointers Close, SE8 · Poplar Business Park, E14 · Prince Of Orange Lane, SE10 · Prior Street, SE10 · Queen Elizabeth’s College, SE10 · Quince Road, SE13 · Rainbow Avenue, E14 · Randal Place, SE10 · Randall Place, SE10 · Rangers Square, SE10 · Ringwood Gardens, E14 · Roan Street, SE10 · Romney Road, SE10 · Royal Hill, SE10 · Russett Way, SE13 · Selsdon Way, E14 · Servite House, SE13 · Sherwood Gardens, E14 · Shooters Hill Road, SE10 · Smiles Place, SE13 · Sparta Street, SE10 · Spindrift Avenue, E14 · St Davids Square, E14 · St James Mews, E14 · St Johns Court, SE13 · St. David’s Square, E14 · Starboard Way, E14 · Stockwell Street, SE10 · Stowage, SE8 · Straightsmouth, SE10 · Strattondale Street, E14 · Taeping Street, E14 · Tarves Way, SE10 · Thames Street, SE10 · The Avenue, SE10 · The Old Royal Naval College, SE10 · The Slipway, E3 · Thermopylae Gate, E14 · Tiller Road, E14 · Torres Square, E14 · Trafalgar Grove, SE10 · Transom Square, E14 · Trinity Grove, SE10 · Turnpin Lane, SE10 · Tyler Street, SE10 · Undine Road, E14 · Vanbrugh Hill Health Centre, SE10 · Vanbrugh Hill, SE10 · Victoria Parade, SE10 · Walnut Tree Road, SE10 · Wat Tyler Road, SE10 · Wat Tyler Road, SE3 · Welland Street, SE10 · Wellington Grove, SE10 · West Ferry Road, E14 · West Grove, SE10 · Westgrove Lane, SE10 · Wheat Sheaf Close, E14 · Whiteadder Way, E14 · Whitworth Street, SE10 · Winforton Street, SE10 · Woodland Crescent, SE10 · Woodland Cresent, SE10 ·
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