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I was born here. Memorial Hospital Shooters Hill by John A King, via Flickr

Woolwich & District War Memorial Hospital, now Greenwich Memorial Hospital in Shooters Hill. Paid for by public subscription as a memorial for the local war dead. The hospital was opened on 2 November

Woolwich and District Memorial Hospital

Memorial Hospital, East London, Hospitals

War Memorial Hospital Shooters Hill (Anthony Sargeant, Tony, was taken there after colliding with a scrum-half in a rugby match between Old Askeans and Middlesex Hospital losing front teeth in the process.

War Memorial Hospital Shooters Hill (Anthony Sargeant, Tony, was taken there after colliding with a scrum-half in a rugby match between Old Askeans and Middlesex Hospital losing front teeth in the process.

Lambeth High Street 1847.

1847 Lambeth High Street Showing the Windmill Pub, a pub called the Windmill still stands on the same site.

Greenwich Pier, Greenwich, London, 1860s

Greenwich Pier, London (near the Royal Naval College), seen here in a photograph by an unknown photographer. People board a paddle steamer headed for the city. From the Historic England website.

During the mid 1800′s the average of mortality for the London working classes was only 22 years. The main killers at the time were smallpox and cholera. The 1883 cholera epidemic killed almost 13,000 who mainly lived in the slums of London.

During the mid the average of mortality for the London working classes was only 22 years. The main killers at the time were smallpox and cholera. The 1883 cholera epidemic killed almost who mainly lived in the slums of London.

Woolwich Ferry, old and new.

Woolwich Ferry, old and new.

Up until the century, London was filled with squalid slums known as Rookeries. The most famous was in St Giles, though other Rookeries include Rosemary Lane and Jacob's Island in Bermondsey, where Dickens's Oliver Twist villain Bill Sykes meets his end.

"Munitions workers who had flocked to Woolwich to take up work in the Royal Arsenal soon had experience of the Zeppelin raids. There was an air attack on 25th August 1916 which damaged property in Dickson Road, Sandby Green and completely demolished a house in Well Hall Road all on the new Garden City Estate that had been built to house workers. Three members of the same family were killed."

"Munitions workers who had flocked to Woolwich to take up work in the Royal Arsenal soon had experience of the Zeppelin raids. There was an air attack on 25th August 1916 which damaged property in Dickson Road, Sandby Green and completely demolished a house in Well Hall Road all on the new Garden City Estate that had been built to house workers. Three members of the same family were killed."

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