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Rochester 1
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Stockwood Park
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Autumn Leaves
Campanula 1
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Campanula 3
Daffodil Heads
Daffodil Groups
Fuchsia 1
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Pansy Heads Cool
Pansy Heads Warm
Pansy Groups
Prunus Pink
Prunus White
Tulip Heads 1
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Tulip Groups

Frost & Ice
Sky 1 Warm
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Sky 3 Stormy
Weather Effects


Rivers 1
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Rivers 4
Surface Patterns


In the year 964 Greenwich was Grenewic "a green harbour or port".

Pronunciation: Visitors sometimes call it Green-Witch which is perfectly logical. The "newscaster" pronunciation is Grennitch or, if their standards are slipping, Grennidge. They are all vastly outnumbered by those who live there, to whom it is Grinnidge. I was born, went to school and lived in the area for 30 years, before moving to Orpington. Fortunately, Woolwich to the east does not have to live with upper and lower pronunciations!

See for further info.

See also my other website for 6 pages of Greenwich photos and write-ups. Some of the photos are repeated from here, but there are also many others, and plenty of links for further reading:

Greenwich Park, view of Queen's House from Royal Observatory
View from Greenwich Royal Observatory looking over the Queen's House. Beyond that, on the bank of the River Thames, is the old Greenwich Seamen's Hospital, which later became the Royal Naval College, and is now being used by Greenwich University. The slope is great fun in snowy conditions.

Greenwich Park, statue of General Wolfe
Statue of General Wolfe. The avenue leading up to the statue is where the London Marathon runners assemble every year.

Greenwich Royal Observatory
Greenwich Royal Observatory, which is part of the National Maritime Museum. Four of John Harrison's (1693-1776) marine chronometers are displayed, along with other historical astronomical and navigational equipment.

Greenwich Park, Royal Observatory clock
Royal Observatory clock Greenwich Mean Time

Greenwich Park Observatory dome and Meridian line
The Royal Observatory dome and, to the right, the Meridian line in red everyone of course has their photo taken with one leg on each side of the line that runs across the courtyard.

Greenwich Park, sculpture inside Royal Observatory grounds
Millennium Sculpture set on the Meridian line

Greenwich Park snowman of Sir Isaac Newton
Snowman of Sir Isaac Newton, photo taken early 1980s, set on or very near the Meridian line


Greenwich Park bandstand
The bandstand, near the Maze Hill side of the park, is now no longer used. I lived a few roads away and if we heard faint music as we approached the park, we would always go immediately in the direction of the bandstand, which would be surrounded by rings of fold-up chairs.

Greenwich Park gatehouse
Ornamented park gatehouse

Greenwich Park bedding 1 Greenwich Park bedding 2 Greenwich Park bedding 3 Greenwich Park bedding 4
Greenwich Park
The park always has a good display of traditional massed bedding, to complement the shrubberies and numerous trees

Greenwich Park, ancient tree
Greenwich Park has many very ancient trees oak and chestnut and lots of mature deciduous and fir trees. Tree enthusiasts should bring plenty of sandwiches and a good camera for a long day of tree admiration.

Greenwich Park, view of Vanbrugh Castle on Maze Hill
Vanbrugh Castle on Maze Hill, viewed from the park, and another ancient tree surrounded by young replacements

Greenwich Park, avenue of trees
This winter view shows new trees planted to maintain the avenue on the Maze Hill side


Greenwich Park, slopes and trees
Children love the hilly part of the park, especially in snow or mud

Greenwich Park, shrubs and pond

Greenwich Park, pond

Greenwich Park, pond fountains

Greenwich Park, deer enclosure
Fallow and red deer in their enclosure. When I used to visit here in the 1960's and 70's, the deer were able to come right up to the fence. This is no longer allowed for safety purposes, and because people would regularly feed the deer despite the notices prohibiting it.

 Road School for Girls, Greenwich
Roan School for Girls, Devonshire Drive, Greenwich, London My old school, now flats, see About page.



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