I digress. We wanted to walk to Charlton House, past the Artillery Museum in the Rotunda, (we skipped it - I've done my time there already) and on through Ha-Ha Road. Actually, I think that's what I really wanted to see. Not so much the Ha- Ha (which was a bit dull, even by my standards) ...
Charlton House was a gem. Not just for its bricks and chimneys and arches, but the green men, and gardens and, in part of the house, what must be the most civilised local public library in London.
Unlike the plane trees on Barracks Field, clothed in sympathetic camouflage, or the feathery magnolias in Greenwich Park.
Pepys used to walk from Woolwich to Greenwich." Funny, that.