Wednesday, 7 September 2011
Book on Greenwich
Wesley and I are thinking of producing a book on Greenwich - perhaps looking at the more hidden aspects of its history. We have thought of a title but as yet I am keeping it a secret! We would cover different aspects of the Borough, and these will be broken down into chapters - for example: Royal Greenwich, Maritime Greenwich, and Industrial Greenwich. There is scope for perhaps a Forgotten Greenwich chapter as well - maybe for those bits of the town that have now disappeared. For this we may need an archive of old photos and people's memories of what was originally here. The idea is hopefully to produce pictures of what Greenwich is in reality (no historical reconstructions from me - yet!), but also what it means to people, and how it may be changing, but it is still a very distinct part of London with its own stories, communities and landscape. The sadness lies in the fact that distinct areas of London (and many other towns) are fast becoming amalgamated into one, and we need to capture the uniqueness of Greenwich before it disappears forever.