Alphabet of Greenwich – J

Okay – no obvious quizzes today, just the latest in the Alphabet of Greenwich, which by now has reached the letter J.

I’m not around at the moment, so I’ll leave you to ponder

on a few Greenwich things beginning with the letter J.


the attachments to this post:

mystery image
mystery image

2
2

1
1

jubilee
jubilee

Joy
Joy

jousting
jousting

James 1
James 1

inigo Jones loo
inigo Jones loo

John Townsend low
John Townsend low


12 Comments to “Alphabet of Greenwich – J”

  1. Paul says:

    John James. Lived in Greenwich, designed St Alfege Tower, Clerk of Works at the Naval College.

    I’m sure I read somewhere that when they ran short of money, JJ also drew a salary as a night watchman, for which they bought him a guard dog with a spiked collar.

  2. bats says:

    Jesus Christ..last seen trying to park at the O2!

  3. Dave says:

    John Harrison

  4. Paul says:

    Sam Johnson – lived for a while on Church Street.

  5. Conejo says:

    John Roan and two James Wolfes

  6. GeorgeD says:

    J.A.S.O.N

  7. JOF says:

    Jokes (Up The Creek).
    Jetties on the river.
    Jumps (for the horses during the Olympics).

  8. Nick says:

    Japan – the first country to officially adopt Greenwich Mean Time.

    Glen Johnson – Liverpool and England footballer, born in Greenwich in 1984.

    John Julius Angerstein.

    Samuel Johnson, writer, lived in Greenwich.

  9. Stephen says:

    John Bold author.

    Greenwich: An Architectural History of the Royal Hospital for Seamen and the Queen’s House

  10. RogerW says:

    Jools Holland; Jim Moir (aka Vic Reeves)

  11. capability bowes says:

    @ Nick: surely England was the first country to adopt GMT?

    Otherwise, Charlton House = “Jacobean”

  12. Nick says:

    OK, the first country outside of the UK (groan).

    Marine engineer John Penn was born in Greenwich in 1805.