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Blackheath Can Take It! Exploring wartime Blackheath

Commemorating the 80th anniversary of the start of World War ll, local historian Neil Rhind, MBE FSA, will tell the story of how Blackheath residents were caught up in the conflict and suffered from the bombing and V2 rocket attacks.

Schools were evacuated, churches destroyed, large house requisitioned. Ackack batteries, searchlight stations and barrage balloon depots took over the Heath and the Kidbrook farms. Neil will report on how Blackheath managed to cope. Our Society holds considerable images in the archive collection but anything local residents can provide, such as old postcards and family snapshots, will be gratefully received and fully acknowledge. Please contact the Society Office.

The illustrated talk is followed by a screening of Listen to Britain by Humphrey Jennings.

This is a joint event with The Friends of the Halls, to be held in the Recital Room at the Halls, tickets are £10 including a glass of wine, available from The Halls Box Office, 020 8463 0100.

Earlier Event: July 10
Meet and Eat at the Hare and Billet