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The boating pool, Greenwich Park, 1940s. A popular place with children, there has always been a queue here in the summer months. Of particular interest are the vegetable allotments on the right. In the austere years during and after the Second World War, every spare piece of land was used for food production, and a Royal Park Was no exception.








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Crooms Hill, one of Greenwich's oldest roads. It winds up from St Alfege's Church to Blackheath and contains many interesting buildings which have, over the years, attracted a number of substantial citizens, including Benjamin Waugh ( 1839-1908 ), the founder of the NSPCC, and poet Laureate Cecil Day Lewis who lived for many years at no. 6 until his death 1972.