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This 570 page book is packed with information, and is guaranteed to interest the reader for many months, not just for Christmas Avoid cheap photocopies that are difficult to read and have poor image quality FamLoc is the only publisher to properly republish local history books. Originally published in 1890, this FamLoc edition of Records of the Woolwich District (Vol I) is a slight modification. The images have been moved to better coincide with the text, and there have been changes to format and punctuation, especially in respect of the many quotations. However, the prose has been faithfully retained, other than changes to a handful of typographical errors and the very few instances where clarity was required. "Records of the Woolwich District vol. I" is a massive 579 pages long, and covers just Woolwich itself. Volume II, of a similar length, covers Abbey Wood, Bexley, Charlton, Eltham, Erith, Kidbrook, North Woolwich, Plumstead, Shooters Hill, Welling, and Wickham, as well as additional topics on Woolwich. Consisting of more than 570 pages, and over 200 illustrations, plus 45 photographic portraits of local men of influence, this book includes many old maps, is rich in the main institutions of churches, schools, charities and industries, and also includes topography, and notable events, making it invaluable for the local historian, family historian, and others with connections to the area around Woolwich. Although there was no concept of Social History in 1890, Vincent comes closer than most of his contemporaries in considering the condition of the majority of the people. The book is rich in the main institutions: churches, schools, charities and industries - especially the Woolwich Dockyard and Arsenal, and also includes topography, origins of street names, notable events, and people of influence. The detailed information makes "Records of the Woolwich District" invaluable for local historians, family historians, and others with Woolwich connections.