1 Maudsley Road, Well Hall Estate, Eltham, c. 1920



These photographs of Maudsley Road, Well Hall Estate were taken c.1920. Phyllis Boutcher (Kelly), pictured below outside her home, remembers playing on the Green as the Zeppelins were dropping their bombs during World War 1.

On one occasion her father rushed across the Green in his underwear to pick her up and take her home while the Zeppelins were still bombing, much to her embarrassment. She didn’t come out of the house for a week!

Phyllis also remembers the building of the Progress Estate (1915) for the Woolwich Arsenal workers.

Photographs Copyright: Phyllis Boutcher.

Contributed by Dennis Keys, Little Thetford, Cambridgeshire.

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