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Few little facts about Woolwich
Woolwich is situated in the London Borough of Greenwich. It is notable as a river crossing point, having the Woolwich Ferry (and the lesser-known Woolwich foot tunnel) to North Woolwich. It is believed that the name Woolwich derives from the Anglo-Saxon name, "trading place for wool".
Arsenal Football Club were founded in Woolwich in 1886 by workers at the Arsenal - the club were initially known as Dial Square, then Royal Arsenal and then became Woolwich Arsenal in 1891.
In 1889, Woolwich became part of London, with the formation of London County Council.
Woolwich Polytechnic, founded in 1892, merged with other local colleges and became Thames Polytechnic in 1970. In 1992 it was granted university status as the University of Greenwich.
Woolwich was used as a location for the 2006 film Children of Men.
The 2012 Summer Olympics will include Woolwich as a venue for shooting events.
Famouse residents of Woolwich includes:
Julius Francis, heavyweight boxer (who fought Mike Tyson in January 2000)
Mathematician Peter Barlow taught at the Royal Military Academy in Woolwich and his son Peter W. Barlow, civil engineer, was born here in 1809.
Hubert Bland, early socialist and co-founder of the Fabian Society,born in Wood Street, now Woodhill in 1855.