Just a quick post to say how much I am looking forward to this year’s Blackheath Fireworks display. Since I moved back to London in 2007 I have been going to the display each year.
I used to live on Whitburn Road near Ladywell station and loved walking up Lewisham High Street and Belmont Hill with all the other locals. The atmosphere was always friendly and it was lovely to see so many little children with their parents staying up late for the display. Last year I walked up Maze Hill for the first time and the atmosphere was exactly the same, such a lovely event for the whole area.
Congratulations to Lewisham Council for keeping this free event alive with their contribution plus sponsorship from various sources. As a Greenwich Council taxpayer it saddens me that for the second year running my council aren’t supporting this event. The heath is a border for the two councils and the event was run jointly for many years.
This year I will be going with three Twitter friends and some family members, and we shall hopefully end up in the pub afterwards.
If you would like to donate and support the event click the link at the top of this post or donate some coins on the night. The display starts at 8pm.
Update: Mayor Steve Bullocks’s chosen charity the Lavender Trust can also be supported when you donate by texting ‘Fireworks’ to 70007. For each £3 text the Lavender Trust will receive 70p. The Lavender Trust is part of Breast Cancer Care and supports younger women affected by breast cancer.
Update 2: A few photos from last night’s display: