Wednesday 20 June 2018

Display of wooden model of 1840 Greenwich closes 30th June

The Greenwich section of a 1:1500 scale wooden model of London as it was in 1840 is on display at the Greenwich Visitor Centre, The Old Royal Naval College, SE10 9LW until Saturday 30th June, 10am-5pm, admission free.
Constructed by community interest organisation London 1840, the different sections of the model are on display at various London locations as part of the London Festival of Architecture. The model reaches from Paddington in the west to the River Lea in the east, and from Highbury in the north to Kennington and Greenwich in the south.

London 1840 says:
In 1840 Greenwich was two working towns separated by probably the finest collection of classical buildings in the country. West Greenwich, or Old Greenwich according to Booth, 'retains the characteristics of a country town.....the inhabitants are with the exception of a few shop-keepers, working people - coalies, gas stokers, lightermen, bargemen, waterside and other labourers', and East Greenwich, also a working riverside town but a little more salubrious with better houses and bordering on the countryside - the Greenwich Peninsula.

LONDON 1840 will exhibit the Greenwich section of the model during the London Festival of Architecture month, 1- 30 June 2018, at the Greenwich Visitor Centre, London SE10 9LW.

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