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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Join us for Heath Clean Up Day

Heath Clean Up Volunteers

We are continuing a Society tradition with a planned Heath Clean Day on Saturday October 1st. We will be working with Lewisham and Glendale colleagues to give the Heath an extra tidy up.

We look forward to seeing as many volunteers as possible to join us at the Talbot Place Changing Rooms at 2pm

Please bring gardening gloves!”


"You should go to Blackheath First"

Conan Doyle

... as Sherlock Holmes says to Dr. Watson and Detective Inspector Lestrade in "The Adventure of the Norwood Builder" by Arthur Conan Doyle.

On Thursday 13th October, Roger Johnson, Editor for the District Messenger, journal of the Sherlock Holmes Society and noted scholar of all things Sherlockian, will share with us many interesting insights about Conan Doyle and his famous detective's connections with Blackheath.

Join us for a glass of wine from 7 pm.  The talk will begin at 7.30pm at St. Mary's Halls, Cresswell Park, Blackheath Village, SE3 9RD.  Tickets are available from at £10 per person or by emailing  Elementary!


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

Heath Clean Up Day
Saturday 1st October 2016
Meet at 2.00 p.m. at the changing rooms in Talbot Place to join Lewisham and Glendale staff in carrying out an annual 'deep clean' of the Heath.    Please bring gardening gloves.

Thursday 13th October, from 7 p.m.
St. Mary's Church Hall - talk by Roger Johnson, Editor for The Sherlock Holmes Journal, and co-author of The Sherlock Holmes Miscellany will give a talk on the many interesting insights about Conan Doyle and his connections with Blackheath.    Tickets £10.00 available here

Monday 17th October
WALK AND TALK - a circular walk around Deptford and Deptford Creek

Blackheath Village Day
Saturday 3rd December 2016


Other dates For The Diary

Age Exchange Book Sale
Saturday 8th October - 10.00 - 4.00 in The Bakehouse, behind Age Exchange

Age Exchange Art and Craft
Sunday 2nd October, 10.00 - 2.00 in The Bakehouse behind Age Exchange

Blackheath Assembly Meetings
2nd November 2016
7th February 2017

Westcombe Woodlands

Volunteer Days:
Sunday 2nd October 10.00 a.m.
Saturday 5th November 10.00 a.m.
Meet at the Seren Park car park gate
Please note there is no facility for parking here.

Sunday 20th November
The Friends of Age Exchange Christmas Fair at Blackheath Halls
- 10.30 a.m. - 5.00 p.m.

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





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