Monthly Archives: September 2008

Blackheath Geocache

Blackheath Geocaching Berocca Tube

UPDATE UPDATE:  It is back!  So hunt away!  See here for more info.

UPDATE:  The cache has been pinched – so don’t go looking for it right now.  I’ll replace it soon!  See here for more info.

So this may look like a tube of vitamin pills, but is actually a secret stash of treasure, hidden somewhere in Blackheath.  If you go to the Geocaching website, you will find these mysterious coordinates:

N 51.469048

E 0.006244

These correspond to a precise location on Planet Earth (note the extremely low “East” value, that should give you a hint).  If you programme these numbers into a GPS unit, it will take you to the treasure.

When you get there, open it up, and mark your name on the log book inside (there is a pencil there too).  If you want, you can also take the (extremely exciting) treasure inside.  But you can only take the treasure if you replace it with something else.  It can be any treasure at all, so long as it is legal, and isn’t perishable (no food or drinks).

Let me know if you find it!

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The Umbrella People

No Day Is So Bad by Flickr user B Tal

To the couple waiting for the 7:12 to Charing Cross at Blackheath Station…  It had been raining, and it was really windy…

Umbrella dumped at Blackheath Station

They threw their umbrella on to the grass verge, because it had turned inside out.  No need to keep it with them, or find a waste bin.

I’ve seen the people who give up their weekends so that “professional couples” like this can litter their own public spaces.  Stupid suit-wearing troglodytes.

Of course, I didn’t actually say that.  I said “Someone’s got to tidy that up, you know”, and the response was “shut yer face”.  England prevails.  Though sometimes I wish it didn’t.

Non-Blackheath photo by Flickr user B Tal.

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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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The Blackheath Code

Well, that didn’t take long! The secret code that I posted:

BHSSIBT KHEHNAU AAARDNY CTVEEEO LECADEH

…a couple of days ago has already been cracked by Jo.

To see how to crack it, read the full post below.

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