The Blackheath Society

Blackheath, with its Village and adjacent Heath, is a unique London environment.   The Blackheath Society, one of the country's oldest amenity societies, formed in 1937, exists to preserve and enhance our area.   Please join us in helping to do so.   In this site you can see what we do, and how you can help.

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Blackheath Village Archive Images

 

 

Tranquil Vale

Tranquil Vale, Westside c 1905

Over 1200 images of Blackheath Village will be be published on our sister website www.blackheatharchive.org over the next few weeks.

The first batch (280 images) show Royal Parade, Montpelier Vale and Tranquil Vale.

Many thanks to the scanning team of Sue Shields, Helen Doris, Jo Swadkin, Hilary Weedon and Philip Smith for the many hours of hard work they have put in.

Also thanks, of course, to Neil Rhind without whom the archive would not exist.

We are happy to see the archive continue to grow and are very grateful for the recent contributions of David Warren, Frank Smith, Roger Marshall and Olive Amos. We always welcome new additions, (particularly of Blackheath in the 1960s and 1970s).

Please contact allan@blackheath.org if you think you have something you would like to add (original photos will, of course, be returned after scanning by the team).

 

New Cultural Heritage Trail

All Saints’ Church have published a new Cultural Heritage Trail for Blackheath Village.  They have done so to promote a greater interest in and understanding of the contribution of Victorian philanthropists to the cultural, religious and educational inheritance in Blackheath Village, most of which we still enjoy today.  It is part of the Piping Up! programme to celebrate the restoration of the historic organ in All Saints’ Church, and is partly funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund.

Pick up a copy at Age Exchange, All Saints’ Church, or The Conservatoire.   Or download and print your own copy here, printing front and back, and folding the paper twice to make a leaflet.  Further details can be found by visiting www.pipingup.org.uk

 

Walking the Heath Book

Walk book front cover.jpg

Walking the Heath is now available.  Copies cost £7.50 (+£1.50 postage) but members are entitled to one copy at £5.00.   

They can be bought from the office, in The Old Bakehouse (rear of Age Exchange) during normal office hours.

 

 

Folly Pond   Folly Pond, Charlton Way

            (photograph by Frank Smith)

THE SOCIETY HAS MOVED!

The Society's address is now: 
 
The Old Bakehouse,
11 Blackheath Village, SE3 9LA

Our telephone number and email address remain the same

Office normally open Mondays - Thursdays 9.30 - 1.30. Please call the office first to check.

Tel: 020 8297 1937

email: office@blackheath.org

Society dates and news

Blackheath Society AGM
Thursday 30th June, 7.30pm
St Mary's Church Hall,
Cresswell Park

The Graffiti Removal Team Meetings
first Saturday in the month:

4 June 2016
             
Meet outside the minicab office at Blackheath Station at 2.30 p.m. Further details from
Meg Dinkeldein on 020 8856 3545

Blackheath Society Drop In Session
in Age Exchange

11 June 2016  11am - 1pm

Age Exchange Book Sale
10am - 4pm

Other dates For The Diary

 

Westcombe Woodlands

http://www.westcombewoodlands.org/

Farmers' Market
Every Sunday 10.00 - 2.00 in Blackheath Station car park.   A large selection of stalls selling a variety of fresh/organic produce

Community Shope and Cafe - Ide Hill
The local community at Ide Hill have set up a new community shop with a local PO facility and cafe which might to be interest if you are looking for a short trip to the countryside.   Tea/coffee and cake available.

 


 

 

Site updated on 24 May 2016

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