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Woolwich Old Photo

Would anyone have any photos of Francis Street in Woolwich.My Grandparents lived there until the street was demolished.I used to visit them several times and would like to
 see a photo of the street to bring back memories.

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    Brilliant. Was a Woolwich Boy growing up (Samuel Street).
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    edited June 23
    Derek1952 said:
    Would anyone have any photos of Francis Street in Woolwich.My Grandparents lived there until the street was demolished.I used to visit them several times and would like to
     see a photo of the street to bring back memories.
     Some great photos of oldy Woolwich Francis Street included   Anything west of the ferry or on the fringes of Woolwich centre - Chris Mansfield (chrismansfieldphotos.com)

    Francis street - Anything west of the ferry or on the fringes of Woolwich centre - Chris Mansfield (chrismansfieldphotos.com)

    Main link Woolwich and Plumstead area - Chris Mansfield (chrismansfieldphotos.com)



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    Thanks for street photo
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    Does anyone have photos of General Gordon Square when it had shops/houses around it.
    My Grandparents grew up on Shooters Hill. My childhood was full of stories from Woolwich, Charlton and Shooters Hill.
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    that last picture above spookily shows us in our garden - I was aged 2 !
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    that last picture above spookily shows us in our garden - I was aged 2 !
    You’ve got better eyes than me.
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    that last picture above spookily shows us in our garden - I was aged 2 !
    You’ve got better eyes than me.
    Try this site and the originals are there and are much easier to zoom in (scroll down and click the dots)


    Aerial Photo Explorer – Over 400,000 aerial photos in Historic England's digitised collections | Historic England
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    Popicon.Cannot insert under your name do not how to.I have this photo of Gordon Square Not much Iam affraid
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    Derek1952 said:
    Popicon.Cannot insert under your name do not how to.I have this photo of Gordon Square Not much Iam affraid
    Was there businesses where the Square is now, opposite the Equitable building?
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    Yes this photo is from about the 70s may have been late 60s
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    Cheers Derek, I’ve only ever seen the square there. 
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    I found this picture which is the Thomas St side of the block that was demolished. 
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    On the far left is the pub Fortune of war? which was opposite the post office and sorting office. On the right by the white car is the turning into Wellington St. 
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    On the far left is the pub Fortune of war? which was opposite the post office and sorting office. On the right by the white car is the turning into Wellington St. 

    There was a sports shop on that side of the road, in the photo, i'm trying to remember the name of it.
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    Apart from the sports shop there was a coffee shop, opticians and cafe bar on the corner. I'm fairly sure there was an alley way leading down to General Gordon square too. 
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    Apart from the sports shop there was a coffee shop, opticians and cafe bar on the corner. I'm fairly sure there was an alley way leading down to General Gordon square too. 
    Alley way was continuation of Love Lane, i believe.
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    I lived in one of those tower blocks when I was 3-4, remember I got a bike for my 4th birthday and riding it with stabilisers at the green at the bottom. I've no idea which block, we moved to Cardwell Estate the next year. 
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    edited June 29
    clive said:



    On the far left is the pub Fortune of war? which was opposite the post office and sorting office. On the right by the white car is the turning into Wellington St. 

    There was a sports shop on that side of the road, in the photo, i'm trying to remember the name of it.

    Yes there was - just up from the Fortune of War. An old boy owned it and it was a tiny shop, and I remember buying a set of darts in there which must have been in around 75-76.
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    bobmunro said:
    clive said:



    On the far left is the pub Fortune of war? which was opposite the post office and sorting office. On the right by the white car is the turning into Wellington St. 

    There was a sports shop on that side of the road, in the photo, i'm trying to remember the name of it.

    Yes there was - just up from the Fortune of War. An old boy owned it and it was a tiny shop, and I remember buying a set of darts in there which must have been in around 75-76.
    Are we discussing Club Spirts as per this old reference:
    https://charltonlife.vanillacommunity.com/discussion/32281/shops-you-no-longer-see/p19

    I seem to recall a Kentish Independent office nearby but maybe mixing locations. 

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    bobmunro said:
    clive said:



    On the far left is the pub Fortune of war? which was opposite the post office and sorting office. On the right by the white car is the turning into Wellington St. 

    There was a sports shop on that side of the road, in the photo, i'm trying to remember the name of it.

    Yes there was - just up from the Fortune of War. An old boy owned it and it was a tiny shop, and I remember buying a set of darts in there which must have been in around 75-76.
    Are we discussing Club Spirts as per this old reference:
    https://charltonlife.vanillacommunity.com/discussion/32281/shops-you-no-longer-see/p19

    I seem to recall a Kentish Independent office nearby but maybe mixing locations. 

    I thought Club Sports were on Woolwich New Road, but maybe it was a different shop, or I’m just making it up. 

    I think the KI was on Wellington St, near the Director General
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    clive said:



    On the far left is the pub Fortune of war? which was opposite the post office and sorting office. On the right by the white car is the turning into Wellington St. 

    There was a sports shop on that side of the road, in the photo, i'm trying to remember the name of it.
    KT sports?
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    bobmunro said:
    clive said:



    On the far left is the pub Fortune of war? which was opposite the post office and sorting office. On the right by the white car is the turning into Wellington St. 

    There was a sports shop on that side of the road, in the photo, i'm trying to remember the name of it.

    Yes there was - just up from the Fortune of War. An old boy owned it and it was a tiny shop, and I remember buying a set of darts in there which must have been in around 75-76.
    Are we discussing Club Spirts as per this old reference:
    https://charltonlife.vanillacommunity.com/discussion/32281/shops-you-no-longer-see/p19

    I seem to recall a Kentish Independent office nearby but maybe mixing locations. 

    I thought Club Sports were on Woolwich New Road, but maybe it was a different shop, or I’m just making it up. 

    I think the KI was on Wellington St, near the Director General
    Club sports was up by the ABC cinema.
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    bobmunro said:
    clive said:



    On the far left is the pub Fortune of war? which was opposite the post office and sorting office. On the right by the white car is the turning into Wellington St. 

    There was a sports shop on that side of the road, in the photo, i'm trying to remember the name of it.

    Yes there was - just up from the Fortune of War. An old boy owned it and it was a tiny shop, and I remember buying a set of darts in there which must have been in around 75-76.
    Are we discussing Club Spirts as per this old reference:
    https://charltonlife.vanillacommunity.com/discussion/32281/shops-you-no-longer-see/p19

    I seem to recall a Kentish Independent office nearby but maybe mixing locations. 

    I thought Club Sports were on Woolwich New Road, but maybe it was a different shop, or I’m just making it up. 

    I think the KI was on Wellington St, near the Director General
    Club sports was up by the ABC cinema.
    Yes Club Sports was in Wellington St. on the same side as the KI and DG with the Regal and Town hall opposite. 
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    bobmunro said:
    clive said:



    On the far left is the pub Fortune of war? which was opposite the post office and sorting office. On the right by the white car is the turning into Wellington St. 

    There was a sports shop on that side of the road, in the photo, i'm trying to remember the name of it.

    Yes there was - just up from the Fortune of War. An old boy owned it and it was a tiny shop, and I remember buying a set of darts in there which must have been in around 75-76.
    Are we discussing Club Spirts as per this old reference:
    https://charltonlife.vanillacommunity.com/discussion/32281/shops-you-no-longer-see/p19

    I seem to recall a Kentish Independent office nearby but maybe mixing locations. 

    Kentish Independent was opposite the ABC/Flaming Joes
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    My late FIL used to run Club Sports in the late 70’s until it closed in the mid 80s.
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    My late FIL used to run Club Sports in the late 70’s until it closed in the mid 80s.
    I vaguely remember Keith Shillingford working there. 
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    My late FIL used to run Club Sports in the late 70’s until it closed in the mid 80s.
    I vaguely remember Keith Shillingford working there. 
    His name was Paul Gates.
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