Dear diary, there are not that many ways to get across the RiverThames especially after you leave the central city area.
However, the people of woolwich on the south Bank of the thames and those in northWoolwich who are on the northbank have had a crossing system in place since the NormanConquest.
When the ryalArsenal moved to the area in 1671 the need to cross the river increased due to the need to transport troops and good too and fro.
So by 1810 the army began using a ferry. This was seen as such a great idea that the following idea the government made a act to establish a commercial ferry for the non military folk wanting to get across. This lasted until 1844 when it was dissolved and the following year the two sides were connected by train links.
Today in 1889 they opened the modern woolwichferry which was then a paddle steamer.
By the 1920s motorvericular traffic had increased and more pressure was placed on the ferry system leading to ectra ferry's.
The ferry was a bombing target in the war but by the 1950s it was Still a popular crossing point, however, increased traffic ment waiting times were slow, so more boats were introduced but rather than paddle steamers they opted for roll on roll off designs to quicken the process.
Today the woolwich ferry is still operated by transportforlondon ( tfl) and its still a popular way to cross the Thames.
Should though you need to get across when the ferry's not in service there's also a foot tunnel running under the Thames but I will save that for another day.
So no rowing boats needed!
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