Woolwich & Districts
IN DAYS GONE BY
information of the younger fraternity living in Plumstead, I
will now describe the place as it was in the early (eighteen)
start from lower Durham Road. On
the right of this road, coming up, was a beautiful park called
Tongues Field running as far as Plumstead Common. In front of
Waverley Road, running down to the bottom of Griffin Road, where
there were only four houses at that time, was nothing but market
fields and meadows. Now carry on a bit further, where Parkdale
Road and Chesnut Rise are, was a park called Moraley Park. In
line with the Slade Hollow there was an orchard with a cottage
standing in the centre called Sweet Briar Cottage where a man
by the name of Weeks lives who was noted for his display of
other side at the top of Lakedale Road was an old cottage. It
was a familiar sight to see the owner, Mr Turner, going to and
from the stream in the Hollow carrying water up this steep incline
in pails attached to a yoke on his shoulders.
the foregoing would really enlighten some of our readers of
the "Local Rag" as to what Plumstead looked like in
days gone by. - Yours faithfully.
Wickham Lane, Welling.
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