Woolwich – a Town in Flux


Charlton’s bigger neighbour to the east, Woolwich, was a thriving centre for commerce, manufacturing and the military in the 19th century. As times changed and the industries ebbed away, they left Woolwich with many architectural gems but with an uncertain future. Now the town is looking to the future and building again: but can the town take the best of the past along with it?

The Charlton Society’s chair, Carol Kenna, will give our talk this week on the subject of Woolwich: what’s happening there now and how it relates to the town’s past. Carol has never lost her love for Woolwich and will be showing photographs from her personal collection over the last 40 years.

The talk starts at 2:30 pm, Saturday 16th. There’s a change to our normal arrangements, and it will be held at The Assembly Rooms, Charlton Village.  


We hope you can join us in the afternoon, but if you’re looking for something to do in Charlton on Saturday morning, we’d like to recommend you take a look at the Maryon Park Community Garden’s Big Dig Day.

At the open day, visitors can learn more about the Community Garden, enjoy tours and talks about the plots, orchard, wild flower bank, Forest School and the historic park Maryon Park. There will be refreshments, children’s activities, a plant sale and a fund raising bric-a-brac stall. Visitors can join the waiting list for growing beds. The garden will be open to all from 10am-4pm on Saturday.