I mentioned in last week's round up that the Royal Artillery Band would be leaving the borough after 250 years and performing a farewell parade. It was a good turnout in General Gordon Square but if you didn't make it over to Woolwich to see them, here's a photo I got of them marching out of historic Woolwich Barracks for the final time.
The stretch of river between Charlton and the tip of the Greenwich peninsula is called Bugsby's Reach but there are moves to change this to Waterman's Reach. Historian and Peninsula ward councillor Mary Mills has penned this article explaining why she's against the change.
Just around the bend from Bugsby's Reach is Blackwall Reach and that's where there was a fireworks display on Friday night, sending red love hearts in to the sky. You might well have seen the short display, or more likely heard them, but here's a short video clip from Twitter user @wontbelong
New restaurant planned in Greenwich?
A new restaurant could be coming to Greenwich town centre in the not-too-distant future. Peyton and Byrne have applied for planning permission for signage and alterations that would be required to open up a new restaurant at 20 & 22 Greenwich Church Street. These two properties have recently been rebuilt by landlords Greenwich Hospital.
The List of Adrian Messenger
Many thanks to Monique who got in touch to tell me about The List of Adrian Messenger. It's a John Huston-directed movie, made in the 60s, with an amazing cast list that includes Tony Curtis, Kirk Douglas, Burt Lancaster, Robert Mitchum and Frank Sinatra and many scenes were filmed near Monique's home in East Greenwich. Check out this great web page to see the stills from the movie and hover your mouse over them to see more recent photos. Thanks again, Monique, for sharing the find.
Met boss in Charlton
The Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police Service, Bernard Hogan-Howe, will be at Charlton House next week to answer questions. It's an event for people from Greenwich and Lewisham boroughs and takes place on Wednesday 19th Feb, from 6.30pm - 7.30pm.
Still in Charlton, don't forget you can catch up with all of Kevin Nolan's CAFC match reports on Greenwich.co.uk, kindly sponsored by Grant Saw Wealth Management, who are based at the Blackheath Standard. And this week's round up ends with a short message from Grant Saw Wealth Management.
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