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Latest News: Blackheath Village Images (Royal Parade, Montpelier Vale & Tranquil Vale) have just been released.
This will be followed by approximately 250 images a week of other parts of the Village, every Friday, until 29th April!
The Blackheath Society Archive has over 15000 images, primarily the work of Neil Rhind, which, through the efforts of a team of volunteers, we are slowly putting online.
So far we have about 2700 available to view. We hope you enjoy them, and welcome any comments you may have. Feel free to express yourself, either on the Guestbook Page or to me direct - firstname.lastname@example.org
Many of the images are accompanied by text which is drawn from Neil Rhind's definitive and comprehensive 1993 study of Blackheath, "Blackheath Village & Environs" (ISBN 0 9505136 5 2) which is available from The Bookshop on the Heath. Any discrepancies between image and text are mine (Allan Griffin) and not Neil's. Typos and misspellings are also mine but will be corrected in due course.
Thanks are due to the unstinting labours of the scanning team - Sue Shields, Helen Doris, Jo Swadkin, Hilary Weedon and Philip Smith who have worked patiently for a number of years, scanning, titling and tagging. I hope they enjoy seeing the fruits of their work on public display and know their contribution has been invaluable.
Thanks also need to be extended to the numerous photographers - Hodges, Wayland, Martin, Stephen Moreton-Prichard and countless others, without whose enthusiasm and great skill the archive would not exist. If we have not given due credit to any photographer, this is because of oversight on my part and I will be more than happy to put it right when brought to my attention.
Over the next few weeks we will be adding another 1200 images of Blackheath Village itself. This is a very exciting release for us and we hope it adds to the pleasure of knowing a little of this wonderful and unique part of London.
Allan Griffin, Blackheath Society Archive Project