Charlton near Woolwich Kent 1787

In 1775, Charlton was a well built, pleasant Kent
village, situated on the north side of Blackheath, near the River
Thames. Daniel Defoe, who visited in the early 18th century also
commented: 'Charleton, a village famous or rather infamous for the
yearly collected rabble of mad-people, at Horn-Fair; the rudeness
of which I cannot but think, is such as ought to be suppress'd' but
despite this 'ther…