Sunday, 24 April 2016

The Woolwich we have lost........... at the market part 1

Now this picture could have been taken pretty much anywhere at the turn of the last century.

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,

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