Tag Archives: photos

Blackheath Society Photos

Loads of great stuff here.
Weirdly, you’re asked for a login name and email address before you enter the site, but no password is ever required.
* Fairground from 1904 to the 1990s is interesting.
* Talk by Neil Rhind about the Heath.
* Windmills and Caverns. Wish we still had both..

4 Comments

Filed under blackheath

Snowy Blackheath


It’s extremely snowy in Blackheath! But something is very wrong. All the trains appear to be running on time, and there is grit on several pavement corners. I have no idea why or how this has happened, but this oversight should not go unpunished.

Every year I dream of building a massive network of igloos across the heath, strung together with little ice tunnels. It never happens, but last year I managed to build an igloo (not in Blackeath). It’s not as hard as it looks, so long as you have lots of help, and some big plastic crates from a Pound Shop to compact the snow bricks. Try it and let me know where your Blackheath Igloo is!

3 Comments

Filed under blackheath, snow

Banners and bunting going up in Blackheath

Olympic banners by twitter user HennaK5
Twitter bursting with photos of the flagpoles near the “Big Screen” site, as well as bunting along the high street. The photo above is by twitter user @HennaK5

Bunting going up in Blackheath by Jo Brodie

Banners by twitter user @MrsQmusic

7 Comments

Filed under blackheath, Olympics

Winter on planet Blackheath

Winter on planet Blackheath by Flickr user Crispin Cresswell
Here’s an awesome one – Winter on planet Blackheath by Flickr user Crispin Cresswell. An enormous dirty snowball of Blackheath, hurtling through a wintry sky!
(Image used by kind permission).

Leave a comment

Filed under blackheath, photography, snow

Drummers and drumsticks

Rubbish on the heath outside The Princess of Wales pub
A couple of photos from flickr user Beglen. Great shot of the litter left on the heath outside the Princess of Wales pub – apparently all cleaned up now. That light can make anything look vividly beautiful. And a random drummer on the heath. Enjoy the sunshine!
Random guy drumming on the heath by Flickr user beglen

7 Comments

Filed under blackheath, photography

Flying the friendly skies of Blackheath

Another amazing example of aerial photography over Blackheath. If the previous one didn’t make you feel sick, this one definitely will.

Check it out on their youtube page to watch in HD.

3 Comments

Filed under blackheath, photography

Blackheath from above

Great photo of Blackheath Village from a model aircraft, taken by James Good on August 6th
Blackheath Village Aerial View from model aircraft
He runs a site called virtualaerodrome.com – I’ve featured images by him before!

7 Comments

Filed under blackheath, photography

The Paragon

The Paragon in Blackheath, by flickr user John Poulton
Interesting post on Flickr about World War Two bomb damage to The Paragon (former home of our recently acquainted character General Sir James Abbott).

The photograph shown in this post is by Flickr user John Poulton (a different one from the link above, due to copyright).

1 Comment

Filed under architecture, blackheath

Amazing old photos

This slideshow requires JavaScript.


Someone at Lewisham council has just uploaded a tonne of really brilliant old photos of the area. Most are of Deptford, Lewisham and New Cross, but there are a few Blackheath ones too. The whole set are highly recommended. There are very few details about each photo though, so if you have any info about them, it’s worth adding the comments to their photo gallery. They’re all creative commons licensed too, which is great, as it means that you can remix them into weird little videos showing Blackheath through a timewarp, for example.

It would be great if Blackheath Society did the same thing with their photos. ¬†They’ve got loads of old photos too, but very few are on the website.

Does anyone know if the Sainsbury’s photo is from Blackheath? I have a feeling that Shepherd’s used to be a Sainsbury’s years ago?

UPDATE: According to Blackheath Village and Environs, 1790-1970: The Village and Blackheath Vale v. 1 (p54) Sainsbury’s occupied the travel agents building. One of only 100 opened between 1892 and 1914. It closed in February 1959.

Here are all the links:
Education in Lewisham
Leisure and Recreation
Lewisham’s Industrial past
Inns, Taverns and Pubs – public houses in Lewisham
Lewisham’s Libraries
Shops and Shopping
Lewisham Cinemas and Theatres
Lewisham’s Railways

19 Comments

Filed under blackheath, history, lewisham, photography

Blackheath from Above

Aerial photos shot from a remote control plane over Blackheath, taken by James Good.
The photos are from an unusual perspective- these don’t look like Google maps of the area – they really give a bird’s eye view.

Blackheath Aerial Photo 3

6 Comments

Filed under blackheath, photography