Our neighbours in Abbey Wood

There has been an active Facebook group for Thamesmead for some time, and despite referring to stage 3 in the title, it covers the goings on and memories of Thamesmead for all areas. You can find that here:


Recently, though, a new group has been started for Abbey Wood:


I’d already spotted it, but since I was asked via Twitter to spread the word it seemed well worth posting here – especially considering how hardly anyone knows quite where the boundary between Abbey Wood and Thamesmead actually lies – for the local paper it seems quite simple: If it’s a nice story about the emergency services arriving in the nick of time, it’s Abbey Wood, but if it’s currently unsolved crime then the same road is described as being in Thamesmead… But enough snideness.

One of the forthcoming items of interest in the area is the new Sainsbury store which I established today will be opening on 29th July. Hopefully long before then they’ll finish off the roundabout that is to serve it, and remove the temporary lights that are causing massive tailbacks. Over on The Murky Depths there are some links to jobs that the new store is now advertising along with a number of photographs of the development, but I’ll end with one I took myself:


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