Sunday, November 06, 2011

Blackheath Fireworks

Had a good night out at Blackheath fireworks last night. The pyrotechnics were obviously pretty good, but it was also an awesome social event. Don't think I've ever seen so many people on the streets of South London at one time, outside of Blackheath train station the road was packed with thousands of people before we even made it to the heath. The actual fireworks only lasted about half an hour, but then there was also the fair and some music (they played 'There is a light that never goes out' by The Smiths shortly after the fireworks), and people streaming off in all directions to fill the pubs for miles around. Ended up in the Greenwich Union.

The only downside was that somebody stole the spare wheel off my car, which I'd parked in Cade Road at the edge of the heath. So the free fireworks ended up being quite expensive.

(853 has photos, videos and local politics - the display used to be a joint Greenwich/Lewisham Council event as Blackheath is on the border of the two boroughs, but Greenwich no longer fund it).

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