TOMATO SNOW MAN. YUM.
No expense spared for Blackheath snowmen (eyes made of 2p pieces)
People braving the heath
Looking down into the village, from the Conservatoire
Lovely snowy trees overlooking the railway
Blackheath shops all open for business in the snow
More snowy village shots
The church on the heath in the snow
Shops and church in the snow
Guess what? Even more snow on the heath
The church. It’s either very cold in there, or they have excellent roof insulation.
Snow. Heath. Etc.
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!
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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).
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!
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.
Great photo of Blackheath Village from a model aircraft, taken by James Good on August 6th
He runs a site called virtualaerodrome.com – I’ve featured images by him before!
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).
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
Shops and Shopping
Lewisham Cinemas and Theatres
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.
Lovely post, showing the many historical details across Blackheath & Greenwich. (I like the comparison between Queen Caroline and Madonna!)
It’s part of a series of posts written by Margot Wilson, whose daughter worked as a VSO volunteer, teaching science, in Rwanda. Her daughter was murdered in 2000 when the bus she was traveling on to Bujumbura in Burundi was attacked by rebels. She is now raising money which is given to groups in who are improving the lives of very poor people, usually in Rwanda. More here.