Author Archives: Max

Video: Thamesmead festival of light

This is a video I took at the Thamesmead festival recently. It was originally broadcast live on Facebook.

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Stepping out of the shadows

I’ve stepped back from blogging over the past year or so, partially because my working life has been so busy, but also in part due to the glacial slowness of the progression around regenerating Thamesmead. Whilst I truly believe that … Continue reading

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Thamesmead Arts Festival

Details about the week long arts festival in Thamesmead are slowly emerging on the Trust Thamesmead site. There’s a list of some of the highlights in this PDF. Unfortunately for me they are capitalising on half term and running most … Continue reading

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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: https://www.facebook.com/groups/ThamesmeadSE28/ Recently, … Continue reading

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Do you want your home to appear in a film?

I saw this poster tacked up on my way home – a film maker has been in the area and wants to use a local home interior for a film. Click the image to see the full size picture for … Continue reading

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The Boston Globe, 1970

 I found this interesting snippet via Twitter, posted by @heroicproject Click the image to see the full sized version which espouses the merits of what Thamesmead was expected to be back in the early years, and contrasts it to the … Continue reading

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Peabody plans online

The Peabody Thamesmead website has been launched again – hopefully for real this time. There are bits of information and invitations to send in your views or join the staff when they run consultations. Go and explore it here: http://www.peabody.org.uk/thamesmead

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Peabody website update imminent

I was alerted via Twitter (@themurkydepths) to a new website from Peabody detailing some of the changes coming to Thamesmead and inviting futher comment. It included a link to the promised brochure. I duly perused these on my phone but … Continue reading

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Thamesmead Fete

There will be a fete in Thamesmead on Saturday 30th May, 2pm -7pm at Southmere Lake near Belvedere Road. This is alongside a number of opportunities to meet Peabody staff in relaxed surrounds with provisions for children and quirky entertainment, … Continue reading

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South Thamesmead Neighbourhood Group discussion

Here are some updates gleaned from conversation at the South Thamesmead group. Lesnes to Crossness work to improve the route from the old abbey ruins through to the lake is ongoing and the pile of mud and rubble around the … Continue reading

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