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Welling was a village on the main road from London into Kent (Watling Street).
It had been a traditional staging post for coaches; the presence of three inns along the main road is the result of that.
In March 2013 the first Micropub in Greater London opened in the High Street in a converted electrical shop - "The Door Hinge".
It sells real ale by gravity stillage dispense and cider and wine only. Bexley and Belvedere Hockey Club are based at Bexleyheath Sports Club, but play home matches at Erith School.
The carronade was in service from 1780 to 1860 and is now on loan from the Royal Artillery Museum in Woolwich as a reminder of Welling's early association with the Royal Arsenal, Woolwich, when huts at East Wickham were built as homes for munitions workers in the Great War.
In 1992 a group of local people, led by local Councillor Nigel Betts, revived the old Memorial Hall Trust which was set up in 1921.
The East Wickham part of Welling is probably one of the oldest settlements in this area.
A Neolithic stone axe was found in East Wickham in 1910, and remains of Roman buildings were unearthed near Danson in 1989.
Add your location as well as core skills, and you’ll be provided with roles especially suited to you. Starting using our tool and let the News Shopper help you to find your dream job today.In 1995 it started operation as a local grant giving charity called the East Wickham & Welling War Memorial Trust using the revenue from the old hall to fund grants in the area.Its main aim is remember the men of the district who were killed in World War One so a new War Memorial was built in 1996.After World War I, Bexley Urban District Council built over 400 houses north of the railway.Later, when the Danson estate was sold to developers, the land to the south was opened up to suburban sprawl and the settlement incorporated the local parishes of St Michael's East Wickham and St Johns Welling The area was part of the Municipal Borough of Bexley in the administrative county of Kent until, in 1965, the borough was abolished under the London Government Act 1963 and its area transferred to Greater London to form part of the present-day London Borough of Bexley.