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Past and Present

Holmes Plating Company War Workers Blackheath 1941 montage with present day
Here’s an interesting thing. In 1941 Reg Counsell worked for the Holmes Plating Company in Blackheath. He’s 85 now, and has sent in some photos of his time there. One in particular caught my eye – a group of the workers up on the heath. So I went to try and work out whereabouts it was taken. There are so many more trees on the heath now! And for some reason the three windows on the big white house are now blocked up. Maybe blacked out during the war? But if that was the case, surely they’d prefer to have a view of the heath now? Very odd… Anyway, I’ve made a montage above showing Reg’s photo, and some current images from the heath.

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Blackheath Postcard from 1905

Bought this lovely old postcard from eBay a while back..  When I find a scanner I can borrow, I’ll upload some really high resolution scans of it, and possibly try removing the handwriting over the photo.

blackheath-postcard-front

postcard-back

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Blackheath High Street – back into time

I found these amazing photos of Blackheath and Lewisham.  One in particular stood out, so I tried to take the same photo from the same position on the high street today.  It just about works.  The photo from 1900 looks much better than mine (although he probably wasn’t using the camera on the back of his mobile phone, I suppose)…

(or lower quality youtube version)

The rest of the photos are well worth a look.  I’ll try and do some more morphs like this one when I get a chance.  The software I used to make this is free, and can be found here.

 

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