Richard & Kenneth

Richard & Kenneth

If you travel on The Ernest Bevin Ferry go down to the passenger lounge you can see a “Precious Place” plaque. It has an inscription,

“The ferry has been a constant in my life – the one thing that hasn’t changed around here since I was a boy”.

Woolwich Ferry 1961

A reminder that the ferry has fond memories for many local people. I have since found some photographs of Richard Branker and Kenneth Cooper who in 1961 spent a summer holiday riding the Woolwich Ferry. They were aged 7 and 9. Oh, how things have changed; then the world seemed a safer place for children. The boys lived within a few hundred yards of the ferry and managed to have fun riding it, and of course it was free. They were not the only ones taking advantage of the free ferry as these photos show.

Woolwich Ferry 1961

Woolwich Ferry 1961

Woolwich Ferry 1960s

Woolwich Ferry 1960s

Woolwich Ferry 1960s

Woolwich Ferry 1960s

Woolwich Ferry 1960s

Woolwich Ferry 1960s

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