Archive

For full access to the archive material about Charlton's Parks, including unedited interviews, video and audio clips as well as photography and maps detailing the history of the parks then please click the button below.

Access Archive

CPRP Booklet

Gallery

Fairfield Road, Charlton - a postcard.Charlton Open Air Scxhool chidlren.Watching Punch & Judy in Charlton Park, 1980.Charlton House, 1909.Fred in Maryon Wilson Park by Paul Tiffen.Charlton Sand Pits.Maryon Park, dancers in 1950's.Miss Etherington delivers Exmoor ponies to Maryon Wilson Park.Charlton House stables, 1960's.Charlton House, 1922.Hornfair Lido, 1950's.Hanging Wood, John Rocque survey of London.

Charlton Parks Reminiscence Project needs your help

DO YOU HAVE MEMORIES OR STORIES
of the PARKS & OPEN SPACES IN CHARLTON? - Hornfair Park, Charlton Park, Maryon Wilson Park, Maryon Park, Gilbert’s Pit or Barrier Gardens.
Take a look at the stories we have gathered so far, are there stories or items we have missed?
PLEASE CONTACT US!

WOULD YOU LIKE TO RECORD A STORY OR MEMORY?
PLEASE CONTACT US!

DO YOU HAVE PHOTOS OF YOU OR YOUR FAMILY USING THE PARKS?
WOULD YOU LIKE TO SHOW THEM TO OTHERS?
We can scan the photos to record them on the web site.
PLEASE CONTACT US!

Carol Kenna, Greenwich Mural Workshop: carol@greenwichmuralworkshop.com

Green Spaces Map

  •   Green Spaces Map

    This is a map showing the Green Spaces of Charlton

YOUR PARK NEEDS YOU – join your local Friends of Parks Group

If you would like to get involved as a local community volunteer with a ‘Friends of the Parks’ group, there are at least 17 groups in the Royal Borough of Greenwich with 3 in Charlton. There will be a Friends of Parks group near you.

Friends groups complement the work of council parks staff, helping to keep parks tidy, organising events, publishing information material, helping with gardening and maintenance tasks.

People tend to create or join a Friends group because they take a direct role in improving their local park. The type of task they undertake include:

  • conservation schemes.
  • food growing enterprises.
  • environmental clean-ups, biodiversity projects, community events and activities in their park.
  • regeneration of neglected or underused areas.
  • improvement of safety by working with parks staff and neighbourhood teams to counteract antisocial behaviour such as vandalism or illegal underage motorcycling.
  • infrastructure projects to install a play area, sports facilities or improving disabled access.

If you wish to join an existing group or establish a new Friends group contact the council through

Royal Greenwich be a friend of your local park

More information is available via the Greenwich Parks Forum website:

Greenwich Parks Friends