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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 - allan@blackheath.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

 

 


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Blackheath is a very special part of South East London with a unique history and heritage.

The Blackheath Society is an amenity society which works to preserve and enhance, for the benefit of the public, features of Blackheath which are of particular beauty, historical, architectural or constructional interest.

We aim to promote improvements and interest in the amenities and heritage of the area.

The digital archive currently comprises some 3000 images (and 2 videos) collected over the years which chronicle changes and events that have taken place on the Heath and which have contributed to its unique character.


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Featured Galleries & Collections

53. Blackheath Village, No 4 - 12 (not 10), 14-34 (inc Railway Tavern

Visitors 92
55 photos
Created 20-Apr-16
Modified 20-Apr-16
53. Blackheath Village, No 4 - 12 (not 10), 14-34 (inc Railway Tavern

55. Wemyss Road, Blackheath HS, Bath Place

Visitors 58
30 photos
Created 30-Apr-16
Modified 30-Apr-16
55. Wemyss Road, Blackheath HS, Bath Place

60. Independents Road, Lawn Terrace

Visitors 55
51 photos
Created 28-Apr-16
Modified 28-Apr-16
60. Independents Road, Lawn Terrace

61. Lee Road (Beaconsfield Buildings)

Visitors 59
36 photos
Created 4-Apr-16
Modified 4-Apr-16
61. Lee Road (Beaconsfield Buildings)

2065. Blackheath Proprietary School and Selwyn Court

Visitors 45
28 photos
Created 29-Apr-16
Modified 29-Apr-16
2065. Blackheath Proprietary School and Selwyn Court


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55. Wemyss Road, Blackheath HS, Bath Place

Visitors 58
30 photos
Created 30-Apr-16
Modified 30-Apr-16
55. Wemyss Road, Blackheath HS, Bath Place

2065. Blackheath Proprietary School and Selwyn Court

Visitors 45
28 photos
Created 29-Apr-16
Modified 29-Apr-16
2065. Blackheath Proprietary School and Selwyn Court

60. Independents Road, Lawn Terrace

Visitors 55
51 photos
Created 28-Apr-16
Modified 28-Apr-16
60. Independents Road, Lawn Terrace

52. Blackheath Village, 1-13 Brunswick Place.

Visitors 60
61 photos
Created 28-Apr-16
Modified 28-Apr-16
52. Blackheath Village, 1-13 Brunswick Place.

49. Village Centre

Visitors 113
22 photos
Created 26-Apr-16
Modified 26-Apr-16
49. Village Centre

59. Blackheath Art Club, 47 Bennett Park

Visitors 40
49 photos
Created 25-Apr-16
Modified 25-Apr-16
59. Blackheath Art Club, 47 Bennett Park

57. Alexandra Hall, Bennett Park, Cresswell Park

Visitors 32
40 photos
Created 24-Apr-16
Modified 24-Apr-16
57. Alexandra Hall, Bennett Park, Cresswell Park

40. Tranquil Vale - Nos 16 - 20

Visitors 58
48 photos
Created 20-Apr-16
Modified 20-Apr-16
40. Tranquil Vale - Nos 16 - 20


The Blackheath Archive

Blackheath Village

Galleries 31
Modified 15-Apr-16
1354 photos
Blackheath Village

The Heath

Galleries 21
Modified 23-Feb-16
1007 photos
The Heath

Blackheath Sport

Galleries 7
Modified 4-Apr-16
221 photos
Blackheath Sport

Society Exhibitions

Galleries 2
Modified 2-Mar-16
59 photos
Society Exhibitions

Blackheath Themes

Galleries 4
Collections 1
Modified 4-Apr-16
260 photos
Blackheath Themes
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Guestbook for The Blackheath Society
16.Danielle(non-registered)
Amazing photography!
15.John Fuller(non-registered)
I found your site and excellent archive after discovering Neil Rhind's books about the village where I grew up. We actually lived opposite Neil's residence in the 50's and up to the mid 60's before having to move away to allow renovation of our home. My interest in my home village has been re-kindled by a postcard on ebay with my mother and I walking away from the bus stop outside Sainsbury's!

I have also found the Blackheath Bugle blog but this does not seem to be active any more. Is there a replacement?
14.Bob Land(non-registered)
Pleased to see that a new batch has been added, but the wartime album has disappeared
13.Rob Cumming(non-registered)
Great but very hidden site. Particularly love the windmill pictures, as I wrote a book on the subject last year. Delighted to see I got most of the important images plus a few more!