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woolwich

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gps above and logger below

We had hoped to take a through train to Woolwich, but had to change at London Bridge

Celebrating Eid

Having fun

Chimping

Cold up here!

Old Gun Pit PH

Cattle trough

Ladybirds and butterflies

Golden lamp

Striding past

Somali selfie examined

On the building on the left

Alexander McLeod

Eid is today

In 1868 workers founded the Royal Arsenal Co-operative Society which eventually owned farms, bakeries and housing estates as well as shops.   A statue of one of the society’s founders, Alexander McLeod, stands above its listed Edwardian HQ in Powis Street, Woolwich, below the motto: “Each for all and all for each”.

Alley

Ice cream seller

Woolwich free ferry

Royal Arsenal Riverside

The Assembly by Peter Burke

The original Royal Military Academy, the Heritage Centre to the right

The Dial Arch and the Young's Pub called after it

Pint of Aspall's Cyder with lunch

In 1886, a group of workers started a football club in Dial Square in the Arsenal. The club soon adopted the name Woolwich Arsenal and even though it moved to Highbury in 1913 and long ago dropped Woolwich from its name, fans today still call Arsenal the 'Gunners'.

"The Guard House" now another Pub

Young's Pub where we had lunch

The restored RA Turret Clock

A better view of the entrance

The Woolwich Ship by Tom Grimsey
Commemorates the Royal Dockyard & its most famous ship 'The Great Harry 1512
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We visited the Heritage Centre

There were wonderful embroideries of each of the royal dynasties.   Detail on the left taken from the web.

Saxon & Viking

Medieval

Sir William Congreve's Rolling Ball Clock

Young's Ram

Station

He volunteered to pose!

Tesco's

We caught a direct train home.