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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One response to “Spire of St. Michael’s Church Blown Down

  1. Mrs Bins

    In case anyone is interested, the archive of the Illustrated London News is now held with the Mary Evans Picture Library in Tranquil Vale.

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