Greenwich Local and Family History

Welcome to the main page for Greenwich Local and Family History. From here you can link to various other pages containing information on Greenwich history. Some of them are our own pages, but we also include links to other handy websites.
The nearest railway stations are Greenwich and Maze Hill. Greenwich station also has Docklands Light Railway.
Greenwich is in the Royal Borough of Greenwich.

We welcome input to our Greenwich Local and Family History pages.

Greenwich Heritage Centre
Artillery Square
Royal Arsenal
Woolwich, SE18 4DX
Tel: 0208 854 2452
Greenwich Heritage Centre Website

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Greenwich Local and Family History — 5 Comments

  1. Your schools page says that you are not sure of the correct address of Royal Hill Primary School in Greenwich. I attended that school from 1947 until 1951 and was very happy there. The address was Royal Hill, Greenwich, SE10 ( not London Road as stated).

    Are old school records still in existence and, if so, are they available to ex pupils?
    In those days my name was Marion Allaway.

    • Marion,
      Thanks very much for your comment – and your interest in FamLoc.
      The London Metropolitan Archives, as well as Local History Centres, have school attendance records, and are very good for finding date of entering and leaving the school, guardian’s name, address of pupil, and the school subsequently attended. In some cases people have indexed the pupils names, making it easier to find ancestors.
      The schools are often given a street name which is not necessarily the one in which it was located; this makes it slightly difficult to ascertain exactly where the school was located (if demolished). The present Royal Hill school is in Royal Hill, but the address given in the LMA list is London Road (Now renamed Greenwich High Road).
      Good luck with your research, and do please add to our website.
      Jan, FamLoc.

    • The School you mention I am sure I knew as Greenwich High School for girls. If I am correct in saying one side bcked onto King George Street of which the entrance originally faced my front door. The other entrance was im Royal Hill almost oppisite a little Sweet shop that also sold tobacco in jars. They knocked our house down to extend the school but it never got built.

      • You are correct.I was Librarian at the wonderful Greenwich Park school for girls from 1980-1985.the school had two entrances but the official address was King George Street.
        The school sadly closed in 1985
        Such a happy and excellent school


  2. Have a photo of Dreadnought School at Talybont-on-Usk Powys (was Breconshire) taken in 1941. Would very much like further details of this visit, length of stay and circumstances for local archive.
    Thank you

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