Who are the History Keepers of Greenwich ?
We want to add to this 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 here to tell us about your favourite resource, group, website or way of accessing local history. Your suggestions for Objects are also welcome. We have just heard from the Charlton Society nominating a Victorian iron "coal hole cover " along with a detail - known as "beastie" from the Jacobean Charlton House. Calling all areas - what wonderful objects can Abbey Wood, Plumstead, Deptford, Blackheath or Eltham suggest ?
Greenwich has a range of organisations dedicated to conserving and interpreting the past (or"heritage") of the Borough. The Royal Greenwich Heritage Trust which holds a large collection and archive of local history as well as managing some historic buildings and memorials, English Heritage who care for two historic buildings in Royal Greenwich – Eltham Palace and Gardens and the Ranger’s House by Greenwich park - as well as managing Memorial "Blue plaques" to famous men. The Royal Museums Greenwich and the Old Royal Naval College manage a large part of "Maritime Greenwich" along with the Royal Parks (Greenwich), who are currently reviewing their statues and memorials
Around the Borough
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
In Woolwich there is Woolwich and District Family History Society and to the south local history is embraced by the civic Eltham 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.
Tell us who you would suggest as a "History Keeper"
We want to add to this 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 here to tell us about your favourite resource, group, website or way of accessing local history