Anchor Iron Wharf
So today, I thought I’d do a very simple thing. Transcribe it here. Chances are it won’t go in this way either – but it might just work. I’ve added some punctuation to make it read a bit better…
The information given is sound enough but where’s the interest? The excitement? The joy of art for art’s sake? Everything seems to have to have an educational purpose these days.
I would have rather had the nice anchor with a tiny bit of info and trust that people who are interested will follow it up. Those that aren’t won’t read an essay anyway. In fact, given the length of this post, I probably lost them in the first paragraph. And that’s ok.
Thing is, there are clues to the area’s history all around if you look. Take the wall of the Cutty Sark. I don’t have a close-up of this so the pic below is small, but you can just make out on the side, the stamp of Morden College, which shows that it owned the land.
You’ll see this sign all over Greenwich – it’s a good thing to get bored children to look out for on walks:
As for the wharves – well – a little trot around the curve in the river (with a slightly larger than is desireable detour just now) will show you wharves still at work. And William Boreman? Well he also seems to be everywhere. From planting those chestnuts to tending the Dwarf Orchard, to setting up schools – a seriously Greenwichian Greenwichian. More about him on another day very soon…