Blackheath, The Village 1906

Blackheath, The Village 1906

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Memories of Blackheath

The Volunteer Arms

My Great Grandfather Alfred Saunders (1863-1944) looked after the Volunteer Arms before he semi-retired, he also had an interest in the Forest King Pub and the Percy Arms at ...Read full memory

Family Shop

My Nan and Grandad often took myself and my twin sister to visit his mother and brother in Blackheath (Lamb Lane) and to their local shop. Wow, sweets galore! Lovely smelling cooked ...Read full memory


It has been almost 50 years since I have seen the inside of this church. My mother; Molly Risbridger) was married in this church to a Canadian soldier Mr. Ken Lloyd Maxted. I am their son Robert Glenn Maxted. Happy Anniversary! 2007 I love you Mom and Dad, Your Son, Glenn


My gran owned the pub at Blackheath which was called the Forest King, it was on the edge of the cricket pitch. There was also another pub called the Volunteer on the next road. Does anybody remember them?

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The village can be reached from a number of directions, but each one is a minor road, and consequently it remains a quiet spot. The colours of the heath are indeed dark in places, certainly when the heather is not in flower. The village war memorial is situated deep into the heath, served only by a footpath.

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