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Lady Well in Lewisham

Above: The plaque on the housing bock near Ladywell Station. Today, we all have running water piped to our homes and we probably take it for granted. In times gone by, residents considered themselves lucky if they even lived near … Continue reading

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Jolly Farmers pub, Lewisham High Street

Above: The Jolly Farmers pub is adjacent to Lewisham Hospital. As you walk around London, if you have a keen eye, you become aware that many of the smaller, more interesting pubs are rapidly vanishing. According to the Standard Newspaper … Continue reading

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Lee – A Quick Look Around

Above: Mural under the railway bridge near Lee Station. So, where is Lee and where is its centre? Although it appears to be a simple question, it is not that easy to be precise about the answer. If the question … Continue reading

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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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