Village cricket team and umpires outside the 'Forest King' Public
House. Courtesy of Bille Hockley
Every picture tells a story....
It is quite astounding that for such a small village we have already acquired over 500 images. The archive offers an insight into the lives of past and present villagers. The images also provide a fascinating look at the way the houses and landscape have evolved over the years.
We are so grateful to residents still living in the village who have allowed us to have access to their family photographs and records. We have had the opportunity to edit, scan and enhance the older photographs, and preserve them for future generations to enjoy. The images have been digitalized, numbered and captioned with as many names and dates as has been possible for identification.
Photographs are constantly being added, with a supply from keen photographers, both professional, and amateur who reside in the village. Please note that all the images remain the copyright of the individual owners, and not to be used in any form without written permission. Full details can be provided on request.
For a fascinating collection of Blackheath views over the years please visit
You can purchase prints of your favourite images
George Reuben Edwards
Courtesy of Hilda Beasley
Emily Chitty, Blackheath's 1st postmistress. 1903.
Fred Balchin 1917
.Courtesy of Billie Hockley