Arsenal History news update: last chance to visit the old Arsenal factory buildings in Woolwich.


I am very grateful to Arthur Manners who wrote in recently to point out that the Arsenal munitions site, has been transferred from MOD ownership to Greenwich council hands now.

The Royal Artillery museum closes in July 2016 and soon after its all likely to be flats. So if you want to set foot in some of the old factory buildings and get a feel for the history before they are apartment blocks now is the time to visit.

As Arthur added, soon the Dial Arch pub will be the only thing their you can visit, and there probably isn’t anything of any real historical value to Arsenal FC in there anyway.

Meanwhile in case you missed it, Bob Wilson OBE (that is THE Bob Wilson, the Arsenal goalkeeper) very kindly wrote an article for Untold Arsenal, to coincide with the publication of our latest book Arsenal: the Long Sleep, for which he has written the introduction.

Bob’s article for Untold Arsenal and a very brief summary of his life are on these links…

Arsenal: The Long Sleep is available as a 384 page printed book (9″ by 5.75″ trade paperback size) for £19.95 plus delivery, and also on Amazon Kindle for £9.99.   The paperback edition is available exclusively through Untold Arsenal and the Arsenal History Society.   The Kindle edition is available through Amazon.

You can see an extract from the book here 

You can order the Kindle edition here – it is free with Kindle Unlimited, £9.99 otherwise.

You can order the paperback edition through our on line shop or with a credit card on 01536 399 011 or by fax on 01536 399 012 or by post with a cheque or credit card details to Hamilton House Mailings Ltd., Earlstrees Ct., Earlstrees Rd., Corby, Northants NN17 4HH.   The price is £19.95.


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