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Blackheath Circus

The big top at the circus in Blackheath by Flickr user pic fix

Wonderful photo of the Big Top at the Blackheath Circus, as of last year… I can’t find any really nice creative-commons photos of this year’s circus otherwise I’d add them.  There’s this one, but it’s copyrighted.  If you aren’t scared of clowns, then the current circus is on until 14th April – see their site for more info.  Although it seems wrong that they have a website, unless the server is running inside a wooden caravan powered by an elephant on a treadmill… Which I don’t think they encourage these days.

Photo by Flickr user pic fix

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Blackheath Camels


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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