Rob Powell:Anniversary of the opening of the Greenwich Foot TunnelIt was on this day, August 4th, in 1902 that a new way of getting across the Thames, built by the London County Council, opened to the public. The new foot tunnel, which had taken about three years to [...]
River Watch:Snapshot of a diverse riverAn hour or so spent by the Thames on Saturday in glorious weather gave a glimpse of the wonderfully diverse ways in which people use, work on or just simply enjoy the river. Here are some of the vessels [...]
Rob Powell:The woman that walked to the Painted Hall from Cornwall (and nearly wasn’t allowed in)Here’s a great story found, found in an 1851 edition of the West Kent Guardian, of how an 84 year old woman walked from Cornwall to Greenwich to see the Painted Hall but almost wasn’t allowed [...]