Daily Archives: June 24, 2008

Blackheath Camels

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Just found a wonderful local history book -“A Century of Lewisham” by John Coulter.  One of the best images from it, showing a caravan of camels traipsing up Tranquil Vale towards “Billy Smart’s Circus” on the heath, in the 1950s.  The camels were supposed to have been Algerian veterans from the Foreign Legion.  Click the photo for a closer look.

A Century Of Lewisham

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