During the mid the average of mortality for the London working classes was only 22 years. The main killers at the time were smallpox and cholera. The 1883 cholera epidemic killed almost who mainly lived in the slums of London.
Shooter’s Hill, Welling, Kent c.1939 View of Shooters Hill looking towards Greenwich. The water tower can clearly be seen at the top of the hill. On the right is the We Anchor in Hope Public House. On the left (out of sight) is the Falconwood Estate built by Ideal Homes in the 1930s
"Munitions workers who had flocked to Woolwich to take up work in the Royal Arsenal soon had experience of the Zeppelin raids. There was an air attack on 25th August 1916 which damaged property in Dickson Road, Sandby Green and completely demolished a house in Well Hall Road all on the new Garden City Estate that had been built to house workers. Three members of the same family were killed."