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Fire on the heath!


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.

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Jeremy Hunt in House of Commons – video

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

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Snow Covered Blackheath Video


By Henry Williams. Watch in super HD whilst you wait for your train not to turn up.

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Video Outside Lewisham Town Hall


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.

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Fireworks from the rooftop


Michael sent a link to this video of the Blackheath Fireworks, filmed from his rooftop.

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Blackheath Fireworks finale video


Video by Paul Evans on YouTube showing the finale from the fireworks – looks like a good one!

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Landboarding – Grass not Snow


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.

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A Jedi at the Blackheath Funfair

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.

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Playground bullying

From kites to something less delightful. As I trawl the internet looking for bits of Blackheath, I came across two new clips added to Youtube. In this wonderful new high tech world that we live in, school children don’t just get into fights in the playground, they upload the fights onto youtube afterwards.

This really reminds me of the worst bits of being at school – the sense of being in a cross between a zoo and a prison, and feeling a bit queasy on a Sunday evening. Being an adult is great in comparison, I think.

If anyone knows Liam, Dimas, Kemnal, or whatever they’re called, maybe have a word with their teacher, and get them put in detention or something.

Anyway, here are the two videos in all their miserable glory. Lots of playground language if you know what I mean. Video 1 and Video 2

If you’re having trouble at school with bullying, then tell an adult that you trust.

More anti-bullying info

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