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.
Wix is the platform we use. Do get in touch if you are keen to help and have experience with designing web sites
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.
Turner “‘London from Greenwich Park’, Tate.
Bicycle Ad. - Greenwichpeninsulahistory
Maps and Prints
From Cartography to
Prints and Drawings
Statues and Plaques
Royalty, Soldiers, Sailors & Hidden History ?
Objects Collected and Stored: Industry, Art, Domestic Objects
From Foreshore Finds to Family Treasures