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A History of Greenwich

in 100 Objects

Welcome to the 'hogblog', with apologies if your route here was diverted via sites about hedgehogs, motorcycles or farmers in Kentucky.

 

Help us to seek out 100 Objects from all round the Borough

Objects of course take many forms - from public art and memorial, "finds" that mudlarks winkle out from the mud of the Thames foreshore, tools or tokens from Greenwich factories, household objects or  family heirlooms. Plus the extensive collections that are kept by the Royal Greenwich Heritage Centre or the amazing paintings, prints and models in the Royal Museums Greenwich Collection and Archives 

As well as celebrating what many visitors and locals think of as "Historic Greenwich" -  the Park, the Maritime Museum and Old Royal Naval College  along with the river, market and town centre -  we also want to challenge all parts of Greenwich Borough to suggest the objects that 'say Greenwich'. 

 

Can you suggest an Object ?  contact the editor

 

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"History Keepers" of Greenwich

Even in the short life of the HoG - blog we have discovered a horde of "history-keepers" hiding out in many parts of our Royal Borough. From the Charlton Athletic Football Club Museum  to the Community archives of Thamesmead . On the web you can click your way round the Blackheath Society Archives or head over to Woolwich to join the discussions around the Royal Arsenal history. The Peninsula and riverside industries get very thorough coverage through blogs by Mary Mills and the Greenwich Industrial History Society

For an overview on Greenwich History the Greenwich Historical Society holds regular meetings and membership is just £15 a year - which includes their impressive Journal.

Where do you access some of  the Objects of Greenwich ?  

 

We are compiling a growing list of Greenwich 'History Keepers' If you know of a group, a blog or a organisation that is involved in recording, re-imagining and sharing the history of Greenwich Click below to contact us.

Picture Credit

Turner “‘London from Greenwich Park’, Tate.

Bicycle Ad. -  Greenwichpeninsulahistory

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Maps and Prints

From Cartography to

Digital maps.

Prints and Drawings

Statues and Plaques

 Royalty, Soldiers, Sailors Memorials to working people, women, diverse cultural roots.

Hidden History

Museum Collections

Objects Collected, Stored and Interpreted: Military,Industrial, Art, Domestic Objects

Everyday Objects

 From Foreshore Finds to Family Treasures

Memorial to Sancho in wall of Greenwich Park

Memorial to enslaved African: Ignatious Sancho. He worked in household of Duke of Montague in Greenwich. Known for his writing, composing and once he was a "free-man" ran a shop in Westminster

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