These 30 photos provide a fascinating snapshot of life in Thamesmead during the late 1970s.

Specifically, they show school days as photographer George Plemper was a teacher at Riverside School at the time.

The secondary school may have been demolished but the evocative images and the memories of a time gone by live on.

Of his photos, George says: "The pictures in this set are from a different lifetime when I lived and worked in Thamesmead.

"They are at once an historical record and a personal vision. For some they are family mementos."

Have a look through the photo gallery above and see who you recognise. If you know anyone, or even spot yourself, it would be great to hear from you - so get in touch or post a comment below.

See more of George's iconic Thamesmead photos here

Meanwhile, housing charity Peabody is publishing a photographic book on Thamesmead as part of the town's half-century celebrations and is asking Londoners to contribute their recollections of the area from 1968 onwards.

The book will feature images that capture the daily life, personal moments and the unique history of the town.

To submit images which could be used in the book contact

The project is part of the Thamesmead Community Archive where people can share old photos, newspapers and leaflets from Thamesmead’s past to preserve them for future generations.

If you have any old photos from Thamesmead or any other place in SE London and north Kent, we'd love to see them. Please email images showing the people, places and events of years gone by to our web editor Simon Bull at