Oil Lantern, Old Royal Naval College, Greenwich
Whale Oil is linked to this Greenwich object. Its a lantern at the centre of Greenwich- also in C19th the home of the Enderby family
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
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.
Turner “‘London from Greenwich Park’, Tate.
Bicycle Ad. - Greenwichpeninsulahistory