Tuesday 3 August 2010
The Red House before reaching Bexleyheath centre, with its William Morris clock. There was an attractive fountain, too, but the water was all foamy: whether a deliberate ploy to prevent trouble in the school holidays, or just a mistake, we do not know. We noted lots of good shops, and an enormous Asda, before moving on, past more signs to the Red House, along Crook Log. This is both a street and the pub (now a Toby Carvery) part way along it. Apparently Roger Moore, The Saint, once lived around here, but that is Wikipedia and not a blue plaque sighting. We admired the very modern Crook Log Leisure Centre and swimming pool, and were rather taken aback at the sight of a gun shop, since we though that opportunities for wild fowl shooting round here must be a bit limited.
Woodlands Farm Trust was on our right: we have passed it from the other side, on other journeys, but this was the first time from the Shooters Hill side. We also passed signs to Severndroog Castle, of which I had never heard, but Linda was abl to tell me about the hopes to get it all restored. The large military accommodation blocks were on our left as we came through the edge of Eltham, noting that the Blackheath Dog Spa was closed and up for sale - they only lasted 18 months!