A big thank you
This project would not have been possible without the help of the following institutions, who provided us with resource, knowledge and information.
Greenwich Heritage Centre
The Greenwich Heritage Centre on the site of the Royal Arsenal holds the local records for the London Borough of Greenwich including maps, photographs, paintings, archaeological material, natural history specimens, and social history objects. The centre houses an exhibition of artefacts relating to the ammunitions factory.
London Fire Brigade Museum
The LFBM tells the history of firefighting since 1666. In The World War Two room learn about the role of the fire service during the Second World War and hear the adventures of the ‘heroes with grimy faces’ working bravely to protect their city.
Mass Observation Archives
The Mass Observation Archive specialises in material about everyday life and public opinion in Britain. During WWII around 500 untrained volunteers anonymously submitted diaries and responded to questionnaires in an attempt to create an 'anthropology of ourselves'.
London Metropolitan Archives
The largest local authority archive in the UK, holding an extraordinary range of collections and records. about London, including the original firemen’s notes from incidents during WWII.
British Library newspaper archive
The British Library has one of the world's greatest collections of newspapers.