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Pagoda, Blackheath

Above: View of the house from Pagoda Gardens. One of Blackheath’s more unusual houses is a house built in the form of a Chinese Pagoda near the heath. It is actually within the London Borough of Lewisham. It was built … Continue reading

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Poole River at Lower Sydenham

Above: The Poole River, sparkling in the sunshine, flowing beside newly laid out bank, with wild plants establishing themselves. We always talk about the River Thames as ‘London’s River’ – mainly because it flows through the centre of the capital. … Continue reading

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Hill House, Honor Oak Road

Above: Hill House standing beside Honor Oak Road. Forest Hill is among the last places in London to be named. The name seems to have appeared in the 1790s due to a group of large houses that were built around … Continue reading

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Forest Hill Col

Above: Looking towards Forest Hill in March from the highest part of Mountsfield Park. All the greenery in the foreground is part of the park itself. The large blocks in the middle-distance are mainly in Catford. On the horizon, we … Continue reading

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Lewisham High Street and the Tram

“A Moment in Time” You have to be of a certain age to recognise all the features of this photograph which shows the point where Lewisham High Street joins onto Lee High Road. The photo is undated and so a … Continue reading

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Catford Cat

Those who live at Catford or who pass by in a car or on the bus either love or hate that large cat which is mounted at first floor level above the shopping centre name. Those who live in North … Continue reading

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Lewisham DLR Station

Above: Map showing the re-alignment of the main streets around Lewisham DLR Station. ORANGE lines show where the original road boundaries were. The YELLOW areas are newly created pedestrian areas mainly reclaimed from the roads. On 3 December 1999 the … Continue reading

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