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Liz’ Bonfire


Her Royal Highness the Queen, will be approving the lighting of a bonfire on our glorious heath, around 10pm on Monday 4th June on the Heath. Be there or be republican…

As spotted by The Blackheath Society, who will fix their root redirects to “www” soon I’m sure…

Photo of what might be Banksy from here, from a Pound shop in Turnpike Lane, nowhere near Blackheath.

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Torches on the heath for the Queen’s Jubilee


Local councillor Kevin Bonvia has emailed to say that plans are afoot in Lewisham to host two beacons in honour of the Queen’s Diamond jubilee. One is likely to be on the heath. See the PDF file here, and google map above, based on the grid coordinates TQ39501 76629 in the doc. More info on Liz’s homepage.

There’s also an excellent article here, with a foreword by Jeremy Hunt, explaining exactly how best to light a fire. Which could come in handy if the government’s austerity measures get any worse.

In the course of 2012, I’m also hopeful that our local councils (Lewisham and Greenwich) will manage to cook up a few high profile schemes that don’t involve the Olympics or the Monarchy, and will have a legacy longer than that of a few weeks.

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