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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!

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Real snow

Blackheath in the snow by Michael Sissons
Lovely photo of Blackheath in the snow, by Michael Sissons on Flickr.
(Creative Commons licensed)

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Bollyheath

Bits of Blackheath were covered in fake snow yesterday, apparently for a Bollywood film production, at All Saints Church.

Pics from twitter in the links below:

UPDATE: It appears to have been a romantic film directed by Yash Chopra, with the working title “Production 45″, starring Shah Rukh Khan and Katrina Kaif.

Details below:
http://www.imdb.com/news/ni23331924/

http://www.digitalspy.co.uk/bollywood/news/a368540/shah-rukh-khan-katrina-kaif-shoot-song-in-fake-snow.html

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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).

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Snowy Blackheath

It snowed. In case you haven’t looked out of the window. God knows how we’ll cope tomorrow, what with SouthEastern and everything. I really want to build a network of igloos on the heath, so here’s hoping there’s more snow… If you’ve got any nice pics of Blackheath, send them this way! Happy snowdays!
Here’s one from Philtocapacity on twitter:
Philtocapacity snowy blackheath

And from David Boyle, an antisocial snowball:
Antisocial snowball by David Boyle

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They can’t both be right


Above is a map showing the location of all the Greenwich council-owned gritting bins. It’s a great idea, built and conceived by Greenwich.co.uk and Jo Brodie. The interesting thing is the lack of bins on the Lewisham side…

Why? Because…

“The Council has been advised against providing salt/grit bins. Our experience has been that bins are frequently vandalised and the salt and grit thrown into neighbouring gardens.” Lewisham Council’s website.

Clearly they haven’t been advised by Greenwich Council, who seem to think that gritting bins are a great idea. Maybe when you step across the Great Wall of Blackheath, the locals are suddenly unable to resist flinging handfuls of gravel into gardens!

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It must be snowing…

It’s that time of year – time for the up-the-nostril shots from your favourite London News programme… Here’s a clip (the proper version will appear here eventually).

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