Greenwich's position on the River Thames has drawn many people to this fascinating area of south-east London over the years. This book delves into the history of Greenwich, detailing intriguing and lesser-known facts associated with many of its famous landmarks and intriguing sites. Topics covered include royal localities and the little-told stories behind them; green spaces including gardens, parks and graveyards; underground tunnels, caves and hideaways; residents of Greenwich noted for their heroics or villainy; river traders upon which Greenwich's maritime and trading enterprises depended; and its sporting heritage, including the origins of sports that evolved and were first established in Greenwich.
Secret Greenwich, by local historian David C. Ramzan, contains many colourful stories to enliven these little-known facts about Greenwich.
David Ramzan has written and illustrated a series of books on topics including football, pirates and cookery, as well as researching the history and heritage of his local area, Greenwich. He has previously worked in the food and drinks industry, where he directed photographic shoots for publications and worked with major suppliers, and he now works in special needs education, developing independent living and healthy lifestyle projects.