The Greenwich Society


A Brief History of the Greenwich Society

Originally published in 2007, this booklet tells the story of the Society over its first 50 years of work and campaigning.

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Greenwich Society Plaque


C Day Lewis

In tree planting year 1973,  a tree was planted in a small garden created initially on a bombed site by the society  on the corner of Crooms Hill and Burney Street.  At the foot of the tree there is a memorial to the first President of the Greenwich Society - the Poet Laureate Cecil Day Lewis.

Doug Mullins

An offshoot of the Greenwich Society the 'Burney Street Garden Project' made a successful temporary  garden on the large bombed area in Central Greenwich, which is now again in use.  The Garden Project is commemorated by a carved inscrition on a marble memorial found on the site,  by a plate commemorating the donation by the Duke of Edinburgh of an oak tree  and a placque in memory of a local milkman  - Doug Mullins.

Dick Moy

In 2006-7 The Greenwich Society designed and donated a placque of black slate similar to a 'blue placque'  in memory of a founder member - Dick Moy - for his work in Greenwich.  It is fixed on the building which he restored and from which he operated.

wooden sundial

The Wooden sundial


PDF icon Meridies Media - an historical essay by Christopher Daniel

(Extract from the British Sundial Society Bulletin)

The Direct Vertical Noon Mark Mean Time Sundial at Greenwich