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History Research Group

On the 22nd May 2015, the Friends of Greenwich Park History Group met for the first time. As a result of discussions at that meeting the following aims and objectives were set out.

A Friends of Greenwich Park History Group has been created to promote awareness of, and interest in, the history of Greenwich Park. For this purpose, the park is defined as the area bounded by the outer walls of the park and any past or remaining palaces or mansion on its fringes. It would include the Observatory area and the Queen’s House but not the main Maritime Museum.

The group will gather information, share their findings and maintain a data base and/or library of these findings in a format to be defined but with the intention of it being accessible to persons outside the group. The group believes there is a considerable body of existing data and that a bibliography of these items should be established.

  • The group has been renamed the History Research Group
  • The Friends of Greenwich Park supports the group and will consider requests from the group for funding if applicable.
  • Brian Starkey has continued to use census records to research the Eaglestone family and the other keepers who lived in Keeper’s Cottage and some of the neighbouring houses.
  • The group usually meet quarterly in the Wildlife Centre, Flower Garden, Greenwich Park. However meetings are currently held on Zoom.

You would be very welcome if you wanted to come along and join the group.

If you are interested, please contact Brian Starkey on info@friendsofgreenwichpark.org.uk

The following documents can be viewed:

Notes from reminiscence meeting, 5 June 2017