Woolwich & Districts
to "Plumstead Stories."
|It is with utmost sadness that
suddenly on 10th April 2013. He was
suffering from Lung cancer but was
expected to have many months left, however
the tumor ruptured and even though he was
already in hospital under close
observation, the bleeding could not be
controlled and he passed away.
I will be keeping this website alive indefinitely in his memory and so others
can share what he achieved.
Colin's flatmate and friend
Please note that Colin's books are now out of print but a PDF copy of each book is listed below which you can download. Due to all the included photos they are very large in size.
Common Folk Vol 1
Common Folk Vol 2
More Common Folk
Useful links are:
Wikipedia entry for PLUMSTEAD
We are very much indebted to
the Plumstead Common Environment Group (www.pceg.co.uk) for
their very generous donation of stories from
Another excellent web site to visit
with information on past & present news
about Plumstead is wyngrant.tripod.com
Kent Online Parish Clerks
(mainly for family history information in
Woolwich London Footprints
Woolwich Dockyard History
Co-op Movement History
Go to the publishers web site then
click on 'Search' then scroll down and click on
'LABOUR HISTORY: Series Two: Minute Books &
Papers' then select which years you want to read
Click here for information on the Princess Alice Disaster
from the Thames Police Museum. (many thanks to
Lorna Chudasama for the link)
This starts with Saxon Woolwich 'Woolwich may
have meant port from which wool was shipped.'
then goes on with historic dates from 1380
(Ferry recorded at Woolwich) to 2001 (Museum of
Artillery moved from Rotunda to Firepower in
Royal Arsenal). - Lorna Chudasama.
London Gardens Online -
Rockliffe Gardens - a view of Rockcliffe
Shooters Hill - Learn more
about this area of our historical and very
Comedy on the Common -
Comedy on the Common is recommended by Time Out
and local blog sites - Plumsteadshire and Planet
Plumstead - and the Plumstead Common Environment
Group. Top acts such as Reginald D Hunter (Have
I Got News for You) and Bob Mills have performed
at the club. The local area has been lacking in
entertainment for some time and Comedy on the
Common hopes to bridge the gap.
- This website has been created to promote the
book of London's Lost Rivers (contrary to my
Derelict London book which was created to follow
on from the website of the same name)
"For fans of the capital's hidden underbelly,
these abandoned and derelict buildings carry a
This really is a ramshackle selection of snaps
that I have taken over the last couple of years
when out and about in the UK and Europe which I
thought that I would share with you. Enjoy!!
Thank you for visiting "Plumstead Stories".
I am very much indebted
to my friend Peter Cowley, whom, without his
continued help and assistance and his computer
skills and know how, this book web site could
not have been developed, constantly added to,
maintained and upgraded.
I am also very
indebted to Allan Dewar for his invaluable
assistance in proof reading and correcting of
all the stories.
Many thanks also to Lorna Chudasama
for her many invaluable contributions and
sourcing of photos and facts etc., for the web
If you spot any errors, typos, mistakes etc.
anywhere amongst the many items and stories
featured on my web site, however small, please
contact me and let me know. It will be greatly