Photo of what might be Banksy from here, from a Pound shop in Turnpike Lane, nowhere near Blackheath.
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So yet again, Bugle-Dad-birthday (and a wedding to attend) meant that Mr & Mrs Bugle could not, and possibly will never manage to attend the biggest and best fireworks display held in their back garden (almost). So instead, to compensate I have re-lived the event by tragically staring into my laptop screen, whilst waving a sparkler. More below:
Lovely high definition video of the fireworks, from a Nokia phone (youtube user macintoshmorrisson)
An historical perspective on bonfire night in Blackheath from Andreas Moser, with links to more youtube videos.
“As far as I am aware, this is the only country that annually celebrates the failure of an assassination attempt on its head of state.”
When you put it like that, it does sound a bit odd…
Another HD video of the fireworks (no point in watching them at a lower rate!)
Great photo by Liam Hayter. Makes me wish I’d been there.
Blackheath fireworks were great. Lewisham Council showed Greenwich how to do it: big, not too long, no awful music. http://yfrog.com/eqt1hfj
All of Blackheath is engulfed in a thick low-lying smoke. Quite amazing, feels like a film set.
Blackheath fireworks. The best thing Lewisham Council does. http://twitpic.com/34joan
Apart from, you know, the schools, hospitals, GPs, libraries, etc etc :)
So now we know. The final bid for the Blackheath Fireworks VIP ticket was £1000. Placed by the mysterious “0***o” (an anonymous name given by eBay) on October 28th at 7:21am, the user has 0% positive feedback, so let’s just hope it’s not a spoof account. In the meantime, I’m personally looking forward to the bidding for the “pay to get your wheelie-bins left back where you put them” auction. Should be a corker.
Item number: 330487371384
Item title: START BLACKHEATH FIREWORKS + VIP EXPERIENCE FOR TEN
Winning bid: £1,000.00
Time Ended: 31-Oct-10 17:36:43 GMT
Duration: 10 days
Info This item has ended.
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Bidder Member Id: 0***o ( 1 )
Bid Amount £1,000.00
Bid Time 28-Oct-10 07:21:03 BST
Bidder: 0***o ( 1 )
Feedback: 0% Positive
Item description: Item Title: START BLACKHEATH FIREWORKS + VIP EXPERIENCE FOR TEN
Bids on this item: 1
Total bids: 1
Items bid on: 1
Bid activity (%) with this seller: 100% Help
Bid retractions: 0
Bid retractions (6 months): 0
Without doubt, the best video from the Blackheath Fireworks by Henry, below. Make sure you press the “HD” button, and watch on fullscreen.
It doesn’t need the music though! We need some binaural recordings with two little mics in your ears! Stick some headphones on, and listen to these binaural fireworks in Helsinki!
Great set of photos of the fireworks on Flickr by Tristan Wallace.
Michael sent a link to this video of the Blackheath Fireworks, filmed from his rooftop.