In the collection I have similar ones of Manchester, Salford and Stockport.
And all too often like those in Flat Iron Market in Salford, they were where “poverty busied itself.”*
But this is Woolwich and reminds us that while there was poverty everywhere the presence of the Arsenal secured gainful employment and a regular income.
The image comes from the new book on Woolwich.**
Picture; Woolwich courtesy of Kristina Bedford from, Woolwich Through Time, Kristina Bedford,
*Robert Roberts, The Classic Sum, 1971
**Woolwich Through Time, Kristina Bedford, 2014, Amberley Publishing,