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  • GREENWICH PENSIONERS With a View of the Hospital which was founded in 1694, by King William and Queen Mary, for the use of disabled Seamen & the Widows & Children of such as were slain as Sea.
    Following our recent visit to the Painted Hall, we return to Greenwich Hospital for another early nineteenth excursion with this spirited popular...
  • A PENNY FOR YOUR THOUGHTS
    Here is the first item out of my portfolio: a small (11" x 7") uncoloured wood-engraving with letterpress entitled, THE NAVAL GALLERY, OR PAINTED...
  • WARWICK LEADLAY GALLERY IN EXILE
    It is most disconcerting to find yourself cast adrift from your moorings and ending up in stranded isolation on an island all to yourself. But, in...
  • Close Up and Personal
    Bugs and contagions are without doubt on all our minds presently, so I thought it perhaps appropriate to describe the circumstances by which I was...
  • WATCH THIS SPACE
    Warwick Leadlay Gallery is presently closed for an unforeseeable future. HOWEVER ... THO' THE BLINDS BE DOWN, IT WON'T SHUT US UP !! Here's the plan...
  • CHRISTMAS TIME IN GREENWICH
    It's that time of year again (and yes, policemen do get younger, don't they!) Here is our christmas card - based on one of the thematic designs...
  • JOURNAL OF THE GREENWICH HISTORICAL SOCIETY
    The 2013 edition of the Journal of the Greenwich Historical Society is just published, containing three very learned (and/but) eminently readable...
  • Threshing Chestnuts
    As I've cycled to and fro' through Greenwich Park in recent weeks I've noticed the gatherers of chestnuts gathered with their backs bent, peering...
  • 'GREENWICH REVEALED'
    Greenwich Revealed’ An investigation into some early 18th century drawings of Greenwich, by Neil Rhind and Julian Watson. Who would have ever have...
  • WARWICK LEADLAY AFTER HOURS
    WARWICK LEADLAY AFTER HOURS Do you have a pash for Polly Peachum? Do you know your Rocque from your Cruchley? Are you aware of the intrigues of the...
  • Regency Greenwich
    The familiarity of Joseph Kay’s splendidly stuccoed town centre of Greenwich (“as good as Nash and better built” according to the architectural...
  • Happy Birthday, Boney!
    The fifteenth of August (quinziemme aout) is in France generally given over to the celebration of the Feast of the Assumption. The country closes...
  • Clare Leighton
    Just added to these pages, a few examples of the black and white lithographs of the original wood-engraving by Clare Leighton that were published as...
  • Apocalypse Now and Then
    The consequences of global warming and climate change mean that we are now all victim to the vagaries of the weather, as tsunamis, tornadoes and...
  • Aftermath
    This from our local correspondent, Peter Kent. Times certainly do change as the grim reaper takes his toll. Warwick Leadlay, the distinguished silver...
  • Closed Today
    We are closed today for the Funeral of the late Warwick Leadlay.
  • Warwick Leadlay (1929-2013) RIP
    After a long and valiant fight against cancer, Warwick died peacefully at about noon today surrounded by his family. He opened the Gallery in 1974...
  • Colouring In
    This map is the work of W. Kentish of 'Form IV, Watford Endowed School'. It is one of nine that he drew in his marbled covered exercise book with...
  • All a Matter of Size ...
    Herewith, a charming – and as it turns out – educative item, that recently arrived from the U.S. A map in two parts, the lower half being the...
  • EDWARD WELLER'S GREENWICH
    This is a map of Greenwich (London SE10) dating from around 1860. Specifically, it is a black and white lithograph (let wikipedia take you on that...
  • The Riot Act
    Our latest publication, a reconstruction of a Riot Act broadside, such as might have been held up to the crowd at Peterloo. 100 copies printed for us...
  • Twas in Trafalgar's Bay
    Today is the anniversary of Lord Nelson's victory over the Combined Fleets of France and Spain in October 1805. The Battle of Trafalgar was a bitter-...