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The Ship Hotel in Greenwich by National Maritime Museum, via Flickr, 1908 #thamesdiscovery #greenwichfrogs #greenwichpalace

The Ship Hotel in Greenwich by National Maritime Museum, via Flickr, 1908 #thamesdiscovery #greenwichfrogs #greenwichpalace

The Royal Navy was the largest employer in the British Isles and was at the forefront of naval technology.   To maintain its advantage over its rivals the Navy was constantly looking for the next new thing that would win the next war.  This is the View of the first naval test tank constructed by the civil engineer and naval architect, William Froude. 1872 © IWM (HU 82582)

The Royal Navy was the largest employer in the British Isles and was at the forefront of naval technology. To maintain its advantage over its rivals the Navy was constantly looking for the next new thing that would win the next war. This is the View of the first naval test tank constructed by the civil engineer and naval architect, William Froude. 1872 © IWM (HU 82582)

Ballast Quay, Greenwich late 1950′s - Image copyright of Greenwich Heritage Centre Search Room, Artillery Square, Woolwich.

Ballast Quay, Greenwich late 1950′s - Image copyright of Greenwich Heritage Centre Search Room, Artillery Square, Woolwich.

At the heart of Greenwich Hospital’s Greenwich Estate and fronting on the River Thames is the land originally transferred to the first Greenwich Hospital Commissioners pursuant to the Royal Charter of 1694 by which Greenwich Hospital was founded. This, with other land acquired subsequently, forms the site of the historic Greenwich Hospital buildings and the nucleus of the Maritime Greenwich World Heritage Site. http://www.grenhosp.org.uk/our-estates/greenwich-estate/

At the heart of Greenwich Hospital’s Greenwich Estate and fronting on the River Thames is the land originally transferred to the first Greenwich Hospital Commissioners pursuant to the Royal Charter of 1694 by which Greenwich Hospital was founded. This, with other land acquired subsequently, forms the site of the historic Greenwich Hospital buildings and the nucleus of the Maritime Greenwich World Heritage Site. http://www.grenhosp.org.uk/our-estates/greenwich-estate/

The Wolfe Statue, on the hill at Greenwich Park, London. Major General James Wolfe (1727 – 1759) remembered chiefly for his victory over the French at the Battle of Quebec in Canada in 1759.

The Wolfe Statue, on the hill at Greenwich Park, London. Major General James Wolfe (1727 – 1759) remembered chiefly for his victory over the French at the Battle of Quebec in Canada in 1759.

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