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Founded in 1937, The Blackheath Society aims to preserve and improve Blackheath.
We work to maintain and improve local amenities for current and future enjoyment and manage an extensive archive on Blackheath’s past.
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The New Storyboards on the Heath
Seven storyboards depicting the major events and wildlife on Blackheath have been unveiled by the Blackheath Society.
The boards are placed at strategic points to form a history trail around the Heath, providing detailed information of the events which occurred in each area, important characters who have shaped our history and, where relevant, ecological issues and its flora and fauna.
They were unveiled in a ceremony on April 29 next to the first board, on Royal Parade near a section of the Heath known as Washerwomen’s Bottom. Despite cold, blustery weather, over 70 people heard local councilors, the project designers local historian Neil Rhind and architect Madeleine Adams, and history Professor Anne Curry praise the three-year project.as a great contribution to the area.
The boards were sponsored by the Boroughs of Lewisham and Greenwich, the OnBlackheath festival community fund, local councilors, the Agincourt 600 Fund and the Blackheath Society.
The Storyboards on the Heath, map and information leaflet is available from the Blackheath Society office or you can download a copy here.
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