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Report - Royal Military Academy, Woolwich, London - June 2014

Discussion in 'Military Sites' started by The_Raw, Jul 15, 2014.

  1. The_Raw

    The_Raw 28DL Regular User
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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 :thumb
     

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  2. Will Knot

    Will Knot 28DL Regular User
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    You are a busy man.....keep up the good work :) Nice pics and report as always :thumb
     
  3. The Kwan

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    This looks lovely mate, my staircase fetish is kicking back in :)
     
  4. Lenston

    Lenston Bajo Tierra
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    Very nice this, cracking pics there :thumb
     
  5. Wevsky

    Wevsky A Predisposed Tourist
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    Nicely done mate :thumb
     
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    awesome!!
     
  7. Southside UE

    Southside UE 28DL Regular User
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    cracking set mate, that is a stunning building :thumb
     
  8. ACID- REFLUX

    ACID- REFLUX 28DL Regular User
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    Nice ones :thumb

    You're never far from an impressive Staircase :)
     
  9. Indecisive Moment

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    Nice ones indeed! ;) you managed to get some good shots from here.
     
  10. Matt Inked

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    WOW! I think this has just jumped into my Top 10! :thumb
     
  11. bhg

    bhg In Search of Lost Time
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    Some nice shots TR, You've been busy recently..
     
  12. Rik UE

    Rik UE 28DL Regular User
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    This is very very nice!

    Do you ever come up for air mate? lol!

    Good to be busy they say :)

    Nice report!
     
  13. Punk

    Punk Obi Punk Kenobi
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    Really cool place, that staircase in immense. You've shot it well :thumb
     
  14. canute

    canute 货车司机和国王
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    Tremendous report and site mate :thumb
     
  15. Speed

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    Drove passed this place at the weekend and was really surprised to see it still not finished. Its been nearly a decade since we were first in there!! Also spotted alot of other places around there under some kind of renovation. Checked them out too?
     
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