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Spire of St. Michael’s Church Blown Down

St Michael's Church, Blackheath, spire collapsed

Wonderful pen and ink drawing found at londonancestor.com, this was the result of a storm in October 1881. It is from the Illustrated London News. There’s something about these scratchy illustrations – they seem to have a lot of character. I suppose if every one of the images found in today’s papers was drawn by hand, the papers might be a bit thinner…

The church was (is?) known as “The Needle of Kent”.

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Riders on the Storm

The bugle was busy cowering on his sofa, whilst this brave soul took these spectacular photos of the lightning on Wednesday evening.

Lightning on Blackheath Common during a thunderstorm.  Taken by flickr user TG&BB

Lightning on Blackheath Common during a thunderstorm.  Taken by flickr user TG&BB

Lightning on Blackheath Common during a thunderstorm.  Taken by flickr user TG&BB

Click the photos to see the Flickr pages.

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