Here are a couple of videos of the bushfire in Blackheath last Monday, on the corner of Maze Hill and Charlton Way. The video above is before the fire brigade arrived, and the one below is afterwards.
Many thanks to Rebecca who sent them in. She says that the fire brigade arrived just in time. It spread from about a meter square to this size in minutes.
Video of the South London Healthcare NHS Trust statement in House of Commons
22m51s – Bob Neil Conservative, Bromley and Chislehurst
24m50s – Dame Joan Ruddock – Labour, Lewisham and Deptford
28m18s – Bob Stewart – Conservative, Beckenham
29m56s – Heidi Alexander – Labour, Lewisham East
31m58s – Simon Hughes – Liberal Democrat, Bermondsey and Old Southwark
34m12s – Tessa Jowell – Dulwich and West Norwood
37m18s – Stephen Dorrell – Chair, Health Committee
38m37s – Jim Dowd – Labour, Lewisham West and Penge
41m52s – Nick de Bois – Conservative, Enfield North
42m48s – Clive Efford – Labour, Eltham
44m05s – Nick Raynsford – Labour, Greenwich and Woolwich
45m12s – Teresa Pearce – Labour, Erith and Thamesmead
47m27s – Kate Hoey – Labour, Vauxhall
49m38s – Kevin Barron – Labour, Rother Valley
Filed under art, blackheath
From youtube user thegoldengirlk8, spotted on Guardian London Blog
Glad to see some people brave the cold to stand up for what they believe in. Hope it saves the libraries.
Michael sent a link to this video of the Blackheath Fireworks, filmed from his rooftop.
Video by Paul Evans on YouTube showing the finale from the fireworks – looks like a good one!
This looks like fun, if a bit risky… The Polish writing on the page says “Try to beat speed of sound on the grass”, according to Google Translate. It claims to have been shot in Blackheath, but it looks like Greenwich Park to me.
Another Blackheath related youtube video spotted in the wild… More heartwarming than the last ones I mentioned.
Not that I want to turn this blog into an online version of “Through the Keyhole“, but I saw this video last night, and thought it was sweet. I’ve no idea who the people in the video are, but that’s the internet for you…
It is interesting for a number of reasons:-
Firstly the obvious sheer bloody delight at being 3 (?) years old and running up to a funfair on the heath (see about 2mins30s into it) is lovely. It’s a great example of why holding events on the heath is such a good idea.
Secondly, the whole thing reminded me of looking at faded old photos from the 1970s of my family… I guess that blocky low bit-rate youtube videos from this era will have exactly the same kind of nostalgia factor for 30 somethings living in 2037.
Thirdly, the music is great… I’ve no idea what the first song is.
Finally, if this one makes you smile, check out the Jedi one… It’s even funnier.