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Local stories from Woolwich

The area of Woolwich has a brilliantly rich and varied history. We're gathering the surprising and incredible stories of the Royal Arsenal's past, and shine a light on some of the people who make Woolwich what it is today.

  1. Mingurong is standing in front of a bright blue door, and smiling broadly. She is a Nepalese woman, wearing a light pink shawl and a long blue patterned skirt.

    Woolwich People: Mingurong

  2. A very old painting of Handel's firework display, with a deep blue sky and bright yellow sparkling fireworks being launched from small boats on the water.


  3. A historical book listing visits by royalty and prominent figures in 1908

    Let’s Have A Beanfeast!