Late 1970s Photos of George Green’s and Area

In the 1970s, George Green’s school and community centre was built. Before the school was formally opened, it was possible to join the youth club, and that’s what I did – the third kid to join (I wonder who numbers one and two were?). I noted it in my diary (sad), and I still have the diary (even sadder):

Diary entry, 19th January 1976. Hope T. Rose is not embarrassed by the book reference 🙂

Badminton, I liked, and was not too bad at it. Table tennis, I liked too, but was rubbish at it. Football, I both disliked and was rubbish at it.

Photography, on the other hand, that was my thing. I can’t boast at being good at it, and my dark room discipline was awful – my negatives were scratched and poorly exposed, and being colour blind also made it difficult for me to print properly, relying on only a red light.

Still, in the following couple of years I took some photos which I’m still rather pleased with. The quality is all over the place, but I think they do say something about a certain time and a certain place. If you were there at the time, and/or you knew me, and/or you went to George Green’s youth club, you might be in here.

Mudchute

Mudchute

Mudchute

Mudchute

Mudchute

Mudchute and beyond

Kids taking cow for walk

Cow taking kids for a walk

That cow is staring at me.

Sister Angie, cousin Jenny, and smaller cousin Tina at the front

Uber cars

Cousins Jenny and Darren in Billson Street

‘Arty’ photo of drinking fountain in Island Gardens

Up the Waterman’s. John Bender, Gary Langton, Ray Stephens, Micky Battley, Pip, David Juch, Ricky Newark, Peter Hickman

Fairmo and Baggo outside George Green’s

Arty #2, The view from Galleon House

Manchester Road

Manchester Road

Ricky Newark, Mark Fairweather, Ray Stephens, Steven Bezzina

The family Escort, Manchester Road. Vinyl roof! And I still have a scar on my nose caused when I tried to replace that aerial after someone had snapped it off. A long and sad story, but I remember Pat Sparks asking me as I raced upstairs, my face covered in blood, ‘You alright, Mike?’. Was I alright….huh?

Ground floor of our flats after residents were allowed to claim a little bit as their own. Someone has moved the kitchen unit outside.

Arty #3 (sorry Ozza)

George Green’s play/show/something

George Green’s play/show/something

Ozza stopping our fridge from falling over.

George Green’s

George Green’s

George Green’s

George Green’s

George Green’s photography lesson

George Green’s

George Green’s

George Green’s

George Green’s

George Green’s

George Green’s

George Green’s

George Green’s

George Green’s

George Green’s

Angie, Jenny, Darren

Millwall Wharf

Millwall Wharf

1977 Greenwich Foot Tunnel (2)

The Glass Bridge (naaaaah)

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3 Responses to Late 1970s Photos of George Green’s and Area

  1. jacqueline S says:

    Great photos and love the diary entry. I bet the guy in the leather jacket fancied he was Sid Vicious 🙂

  2. JOHNSON BRIAN says:

    Hi

    We (London Canal Museum), with others are planning a number of events during 2020 to celebrate the 200th anniversary of the opening of the Regent’s Canal.

    We (LCM) intend to issue a leaflet in January to publicising all relevant events. Are you, or your contacts, planning any such events which you would like to include in our leaflet?

    Brian Johnson

    London Canal Museum

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