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Walk around Blackheath and enlargement of Morden College grounds below

We travelled via West Hampstead to London Bridge then SE trains to Blackheath, passing close to the Shard for an Old Flames visit organised by Angela Bellwood

Blackheath Village

The Crown

Camellia in a garden

All Saints Church

We had coffee here at the Hare & Billet

Egyptian goose

and its pond

Tree in new leaf

Terrace and on the right 2 desreses


Ordinary flat!

Pagoda - Built by the Earl of Cadogan in 1760

Inside the Hare & Billet

The Pond

Handsome crescent

Peter checking out the lunch spot

Wedding party - They did not notice us at first
morden college

Sir John Morden & Dame Susan Morden's statues above the entrance

Mobility scooter outside flat

Sir John Morden, born in 1623, was a merchant, a member of both the Turkey ( Levant ) Company, and of the East India Company. From 1669, with his wife, Dame Susan, he lived at Wricklemarsh Manor, Blackheath.   He founded his College to provide accommodation and support for merchants like himself, but who had fallen on hard times through no fault of their own; were single, either widowers or bachelors; of a minimum age of 50 years, and members of the Church of England.   The College was built between 1695 and 1700 in the style of Wren: 40 apartments framing a quadrangle, with a Chapel on the east side opposite the main entrance, set in gracious grounds.

In the Chapel

Stained glass

Courtyard with maples

possibly paeonia cambessedesii

Cracked bell

Our Guide in the Dining Room

Handsome light fitting

Breakfast room curtains and wall paper are co-ordinated

Down the colonnade

Down the colonnade in mono

New flats & Rose garden

Perfect House

The cedar is a bit big...

Another pretty house


Grazier is a person who rears or fattens cattle or sheep for market.


We were lucky with the connections going home.