Wednesday, 25 January 2017

The Tram Shed in Well Hall Road

A short series looking at the story behind the picture.

They date from when the tram service from Woolwich began and consisted of two toilets and a waiting room.

Now they have always been there and I never took much notice of them but have used them on occasion.

Back in the early 1970s there was a suggestion from the Borough planners that they should be demolished, and be “relocated when an opportunity occurs” to allow the creation of “an open space, either by retaining the boundary wall to Wall Hall Road ....or demolish part of the outer wall [of the church] and bring the open space visually right into the heart of the town centre.”*

But as Jean's picture shows that opportunity never occurred

Picture; from the collection of Jean Gammons

*A Future for Eltham Town Centre, Greenwich Borough Council, 1972

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