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Royal Military Academy, Woolwich, London - June 2014

The_Raw

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I came here with Elliot5200, Gabe and Indecisive Moment. The buildings have beautiful exteriors and although the contents have mostly been removed there are still many features to admire. The staircase in particular was stunning and the military records library contained beautiful mahogany cabinets for storing records, unfortunately the records have been removed now. The main building with the four turrets had most of the best stuff but the buildings behind were also accessible with a few rooms worth checking out such as the old bar. This was a nice chilled out wander for a couple of hours in good company.

Here's some history....

The Royal Military Academy at Woolwich was founded in 1741 at the Royal Arsenal. The need for more space led to a move to large new buildings on Woolwich Common in 1806, where cadets were taught mathematics, fortifications, French, chemistry, drawing and dancing. Among the hundreds of officers who graduated from the academy, probably the best known are Lord Kitchener and General Gordon of Khartoum. In 1945, the academy transferred to Sandhurst to merge with the academy there.

Durkan Group bought the Woolwich site by public tender in 2006. Many of the Woolwich buildings have since been converted and extended into 334 houses and apartments, including 150 for a housing association. Renovation work is currently ongoing.

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Thanks for looking (y)

 

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Massive yes to this!!! Beautiful spot.

 

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Gorgeous place this is. Really lovely shots :)

 

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Cheers you lot, you made me blush :wink:

 

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Very nice shots. Loving the staircase & Roof shots.

Dugie

 

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Blush lol dont think il ever see the day :eek:

Great to see as have been on the list since got over that way and theres certainly enough to warrant a visit.

Great stuff sounds like a good day had and company (y)

In addition I cant belive how much has been missed and now gone in the area :(

Tragic

 
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The_Raw

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I'm a sensitive soul underneath :D

 

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Bloody hell, Thats a serious hit with me, Very nicely done Indeed

(y)

 

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great set of snaps, so many places yet so little time to see them

 

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amazing pictures ! i went to see the developement last week and they have now completed it. What a beautiful project, full of character and history.

Would love to see some pictures of the development if you have any? :)  

 

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Where did you took all these pictures ? In the central tower ? I can’t figure out thevinr with the sky light ? Where is it ? And the one you took showing the Mahogany bar unit ...

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Hadnt seent this one yet, what a cracker. Houses though, its always houses...

 
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