Monthly Archives: November 2010

November snow in Charlton

Slow going around and about today, with wrecked train services and slushy roads – the 380 bus service diverted away from its usual route, despite the attention of the council’s gritters on Charlton Lane and Charlton Church Lane. But it … Continue reading

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Charlton’s Friday photo, number 6: 26 November 2010

I’ve always thought that the houses on the corner of Lansdowne Lane have one of the best views in London from their back windows.

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‘Do you know where the car pound is?’

You know the drill. You’re minding your own business, walking down the road, then a car pulls up. The window winds down, and a confused face appears. “‘Scuse me… do you know where Bramshot Avenue is?” Thousands of vehicles pass … Continue reading

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Charlton’s Friday photo, number 5: 19 November 2010

The Thames Path foot tunnel, from Neil Clasper. Incidentally, Neil has some wonderful new photos of Charlton on his website.

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Street parties: Do you have any memories?

Today’s announcement of a royal wedding got me thinking back 30 years, and how similar these times feel to the early 1980s. More specifically, it got me thinking back to 29 July 1981, when Prince William’s dad got married – … Continue reading

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Invicta School bombing – 70 years on

From CAFC fan site Charlton Life, a message from contributor Tom Hovi: On 14th November 1940, Invicta Road School near Blackheath Standard, was being used as an Auxiliary Fire Station when it was destroyed by a Parachute Mine killing 12 … Continue reading

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Charlton’s Friday photo, number 4: 12 November 2010

Outside St Luke’s Church. There are wreath-laying ceremonies on Sunday morning here, and also at Charlton cemetery.

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