A History of Greenwich

in 100 Objects

Welcome to the 'hogblog', with apologies if your route here was diverted via sites about hedgehogs or pig farmers in Kentucky.  We tiptoed onto the web in February 2020 and our analyst says we had over 200 visits in the first fortnight !

Clearly 132 of them were by the editor tweaking the design and layout.

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

We want to celebrate 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.  But we also want to challenge all parts of the whole  Borough to suggest the objects that 'say Greenwich'.  These will take many forms - from "finds" that mudlarks winkle out from the mud of the Thames foreshore, tools or tokens from Greenwich factories,  family heirlooms. Plus object that are kept by local Heritage organisations including the amazing paintings, prints and models in the Royal Museums Greenwich Collection and Archives.


"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 Football Club Museum  to the archives of Thamesmead Now . 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 .

Where do you access some of  the Objects of Greenwich ?  


We are compiling a growing list of Greenwich History keepers. Click below to contact us.

Picture Credit

Turner “‘London from Greenwich Park’, Tate.

Bicycle Ad. -  Greenwichpeninsulahistory

Maps and Prints

From Cartography to

Digital maps.

Prints and Drawings

Statues and Plaques

 Royalty, Soldiers, Sailors & Hidden History ?

Museum Collections

Objects Collected and Stored: Industry, Art, Domestic Objects

Everyday Objects

 From Foreshore Finds to Family Treasures

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