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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South Eastern Rail Franchise consultation

The Department for Transport is inviting responses to its consultation on the South Eastern Rail Franchise and the Society is keen for as many people as possible to respond. As members may be aware one of its most controversial suggestions (Question 17 on page 23) is simplifying the service on the Bexleyheath Line so that all services terminate at Cannon Street (as has been done for the Greenwich Line). The consultation document is at:

The page above has also a click through to an online response questionnaire and a questionnaire download for those preferring a paper copy.

The questionnaire is fairly long and takes about 20mins to complete. It does include the question about simplifying services but if your major concern is regarding the Bexleyheath Line it will be quicker and probably more effective to email the DfT on this topic directly. A click through to email is shown on the page ( Please give your name and postcode in your email (required by DfT) and we would appreciate being copied in to give us some idea of the number of responses from members (

Responses must be submitted by 23 May 2017

There will be public consultation events at which you can speak to the project team about the consultation and ask any questions that will help inform their response, these will be held at the locations below on the following dates:

Monday 24 April 2017 4pm to 7pm London Charing Cross, Station concourse

Monday 8 May 2017 4pm to 7pm London Bridge, Station concourse

A petition on this threat has been set up at


Blackheath Village Archive Images

Tranquil Vale

Tranquil Vale, Westside c 1905

Over 1200 images of Blackheath Village have been published on our sister website

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







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The Old Bakehouse,
11 Blackheath Village, SE3 9LA

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

Tel: 020 8297 1937


Society dates and news

The Graffiti Removal Team Meetings
first Saturday in the month

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 TBA


Other dates For The Diary

Age Exchange Book Sale
Second Saturday of the month 10.00 - 4.00 in The Bakehouse, behind Age Exchange

Blackheath Assembly Meetings
23 March 2017

Westcombe Woodlands

Volunteer Days:
  Please note there is no facility for parking here.





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