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Did you know that on the pillars of the gates of St Nicholas Church in Deptford are two skulls and crossbones? Some reckon these inspired parishioner Captain Henry Morgan to use them as his ensign; what is more sure is that many local sailors bound for long voyages prayed there, some doubtless of a piratical nature; and that having a flag that demonstrated their Deptford origin would have helped avoid attacking neighbours.

Did you know that Deptford is home to Britainís largest Buddhist community, comprising 4.4 per cent of the districtís population?

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Danny Baker
Heddle Nash

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