In pictures: 125 years of sporting history


By |2017-03-27T09:54:14+00:00March 22nd, 2017|Categories: Sport|

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  1. March 27, 2017 at 9:35 am - Reply

    Any pictures of London university basketball competitions in 1962/1963 when Woolwich team won cup and league competition and rugby won also

    • Alumni and Development March 28, 2017 at 11:53 am - Reply

      Hello Bill,

      We don’t have any photographs of the basketball competitions to hand, however will have a look in our archive.

      Do you have any memories you can share of the 62/63 competition?

  2. Alan Mathison May 14, 2017 at 5:33 am - Reply

    I don’t see Stuart Winstanley in any of the football photos from the early 1970s. He was a stalwart of the Poly’s Woolwich team and was also President of the Studenyd Union 1971-72. The football team seemed to be were very militant, indeed it was some of their members who initiated our 1973 occupation, over the then Tory governments freeze on student grants (somethings never change) as they had to sleep on Woolich Arsenal Station not having enough money to rent a cheap room locally let alone enough to pay for the high rents that were charged by Spencer Hall of Residence for their 8 s/m cells. Alan Mathison 1970-74

    • Dan Stevens September 27, 2017 at 3:10 pm - Reply

      Hello Alan

      We’ll have to pay another visit to the archives and see if we can dig out some more football pictures for you. Thanks, Dan.

  3. Liz Whelan September 27, 2017 at 9:25 am - Reply

    Hi – the photos are great and are really evocative of their respective eras. I wonder if you had some more of women’s sport. Dartford College of Physical Education, which was incorporated into Greenwich University, spawned a large number of eminent sportswomen who represented their country e.g. Rache Heyhoe-Flint (England Women’s cricket captain and England Hockey); Mary Evans (England women’s cricket captain); Angela Bainbridge (England Women’s indoor cricket, representative cricket); Jacqueline Wainwright (England Women’s cricket and England basketball. Captained England Women’s basketball team at 1976 Olympic Games); Kate Brown (England Women’s cricket); Enid Bakerwell (England Women’s cricket). There are many others, these are just the ones that spring to mind. There must be some more hockey players and people from other sports too.

    • Dan Stevens September 27, 2017 at 3:08 pm - Reply

      Hello Liz

      Thanks for your comment. I’ll try and add some more images to the gallery in due course . Our sporting heritage is rich and diverse as you rightly mention and Dartford College is a key chapter in the story of sport at Greenwich. Baroness Heyhoe-Flint is also part of Greenwich Portraits – see – thanks again – Dan.

      • Liz Whelan September 27, 2017 at 6:57 pm - Reply

        Hi Dan – great response, thank you. I made a mistake about Jacqueline Wainwright who went to Anstey College not Dartford. I forgot Mary Dugan though who played cricket for England and was, I think, Vice Principal of Dartford. It’s really good to see sport represented on the Greenwich website.

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