WELCOME TO THE BLACKHEATH
Blackheath is a charming village nestled in the Surrey Hills. Despite our size we have a fascinating history for such a fairly new village.
From our earliest settlers, eminent Victorians through to modern times, we have a sizeable archive of images and words.
This site represents just a small selection of material.
We welcome any further information and images you may be able to contribute.
The village school in 1900. Courtesy of Billie Hockley
Village boys 1932. Courtesy of Billie Hockley.
The First World War
Blackheath 'A Surrey Village at War' 1914-18
We have now completed our four year WW1 project. The project has been extremely successful with exhibitions, school visits and lectures and has been a fantastic opportunity for our community to get involved. We have published a 254 page paperback to mark the end of the project that charts the story of our village and its residents. The book is only available directly from us and has a small print run so to avoid disappointment please contact us to order a copy. firstname.lastname@example.org. We will continue to research further information on this period. Our thanks goes to the Heritage Lottery Fund and the Blackheath Village Society for their support. Please look at the WW1 exhibition pages on this site for a glimpse of all we achieved.
A very successful launch of our WW1 book at the Village Hall. A large crowd of villagers turned out to enjoy a glass of wine and to get their books.
Our next project will be to undertake the restoration of embroidered banners circa 1915-18 designed and worked on by the suffragist artist Joan Drew and our village women. Joan designed postcards, posters and banners for the National Union of Women Suffragist Society. (NUWSS).
There will be further research on the village women.Recent interesting information has confirmed that many were members of the NUWSS
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