An Alphabet of Greenwich – C


We haven’t had one of these for weeks, months even.

So today,

on a sunny Friday that just can’t last to the weekend (can it..?)

for a bit of fun

Let’s see how many Greenwich things with the letter C

we can think of…


the attachments to this post:

don't try this at home
don’t try this at home

chris roberts
chris roberts

Crooms Hill hole 1
Crooms Hill hole 1

cork club low
cork club low

cigar warehouse low
cigar warehouse low

chris roberts
chris roberts

chestnuts
chestnuts

Charlton House 1922
Charlton House 1922


16 Comments to “An Alphabet of Greenwich – C”

  1. Interesting background on Olympic arrangements. http://www.vanityfair.com/culture/2012/06/international-olympic-committee-london-summer-olympics.

    Sorry it’s off-topic. “Committee” starts with a C, though.

  2. Jon Lee says:

    OK I’m lost. What word beginning with C is Chris Roberts supposed to represent?

  3. methers says:

    Jon – I have a few ideas for you, not many of which are suitable for a family blog.

    Other Cs:

    Princess Caroline
    The Chapel of the ORNC
    Deptford Creek
    Christ Church
    Caradoc Street
    Circus Street
    Colomb Street
    Croom’s Hill

  4. Michael Kaye says:

    If anyone hasn’t read the Vanity fair article that Alphonso mentions, then they should.

    Forget C for committee and think C for corrupt.

  5. scared of chives says:

    Circus Field
    Charlton
    Conduits
    Chalk caves
    Jack Cade
    College Approach
    Catherine of Aragon
    Canaletto
    The park looking Crap this summer

  6. Franklin says:

    Ahhh, just snorted coffee out my nose! Genius scrolling punchline Phant!

  7. Harriet says:

    Church Street – photo elsewhere on blog.

  8. Capability Bowes says:

    @ Jon Lee.

    Well, it has four letters…..

  9. 16" East says:

    I have been watching them in the distance from my kitchen window on their practice runs… Cable cars!!!

    Ps. Heard their are very rare Charlton house tours tomorrow (Sunday) for £10! Details online somewhere no doubt.

  10. Capability Bowes says:

    @ scared of chives

    Since the lady concerned was Spanish, its more likely to have been Katherine with a K. Or Katerina.

  11. scared of chives says:

    @ Capability Bowes

    ummm…perhaps:

    Catalina de Aragón

    Catarina d’Aragón

  12. Mary says:

    Can I add in some industrial history bits:

    Corys Barge yard (still there and still at work)

    Cable manufacture (Greenwich’s most important industry and one which changed the world – why do we continue to ignore it?)

    Christie Tar works

    Convoys – closed now, but the last large scale operation on this bit of the river.

    Coles Child – the man who built Lovells Wharf and all the houses in the Pelton Road area.

    Caradoc Street – named for Durham coal owners

    Ceylon Place – the remaining houses from New East Greenwich, built 1801.

    Coombe Farm – stood off Westcombe Hill, mentioned by Pepys.

    Crowley Wharf – named for 18th ironmaster Ambrose Crowley who had a warehousing operation on what we now call Ballast Quay and a big big house on the site of the power station.

    and also:
    Co-operative Development Agency – a leading agency in the field based now in Norman Road.

    I could go on…………….

  13. Capability Bowes says:

    @ Scared of Chives.

    OK, I fess up. What has the lady in question got to do with Greenwhich? Anne of Cleves, yes, but Catherine/Katerina/whatever?

  14. scared of chives says:

    @ CB

    She married Henry VIII in Greenwich, in 1509

  15. 16" East says:

    @ Mary Mills

    Hi Mary,

    Did Coles Child work alongside George Smith, or was he employed by him (and Morden College). I assumed the northern connection explained the Pelton Arms distinctive sign board!

    Thanks

  16. WestCliffGB says:

    Hats off to S.o.C