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The Station Squirrel


“These commuters are nuts”, and other obvious humour…  I guess these videos must be by the same person who took this photo.

Don’t forget that The Blackheath Society holds regular events to tidy up the green areas around Blackheath Station.  The next one isn’t scheduled yet according to their website, but I’m sure they will arrange one soon.  One way to be part of the solution, not part of the problem.

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Blackheath Hill – the buried station

From 1871 until 1917, there was a Blackheath Hill Station, just west of the heath.  The wondeful Subterranea Britannica has some great photos of how it used to look, how it was filled in with earth, and a particularly good shot of part of the platform re-emerging out of the ground during building works.

These days the station has been replaced by an estate of houses.  I can’t help wondering if the residents of the houses built above the station sometimes wake up in the middle of the night, hearing ghostly steam trains rattling beneath their floorboards.

Have a look at the photos here.   The whole of their site is well worth a look – the mysteries of the deep level london shelters especially.

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