The London Marathon gets bigger and bigger every year and started way back in 1981 when Chris Brasher ran the New York marathon and wrote in The Observer:
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Music: When you fancy some music, the O2 Arena is just ten minutes away in North Greenwich and has concerts throughout the year featuring big names such as U2 and Beyoncé, as well as a huge array of restaurants and a bowling alley. For a range of classical music and opera, as well as stand up comedy, the area is well served by Blackheath Halls.
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The name Blackheath is often, incorrectly, said to be because the area was used as a mass burial ground for victims of the plague in the 1340s. In fact, it got its name because of the type of soil on the heath.The London Marathon begins in Blackheath. It was first held on 29 March 1981 with 7,747 starters and 6,255 finishers. In 2014, 36,000 people took part. Blackheath is the home of England’s first golf and hockey clubs.
Sunday 20th November The Friends of Age Exchange Christmas Fair at Blackheath Halls - 10.30 a.m. - 5.00 p.m.
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That’s exactly what it’s like on Blackheath, Greenwich and across London on Marathon morning!
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Blackheath has a wealth of choice for local schools, including primaries close to the village centre, such as All Saints C of E Primary School and John Ball Primary School. There are numerous options for secondary education, both state and private, as well as a variety of faith schools nearby.
Ranger's House, a medium-sized red brick Georgian mansion in the Palladian style, backs directly onto Greenwich Park. Since 2002 it has housed the Wernher Collection of art.
There is also a long history of kite flying on the heath. Growing popularity of the sport in recent years has attracted many kite flyers and kitebuggying has also appeared on the heath. British Military Fitness runs its evening classes on the heath during the winter months, when Greenwich Park is closed.
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During the seventeenth century Blackheath was, along with Hounslow Heath, a common assembly point for English Armies. In 1673 the Blackheath Army was assembled under Marshal Schomberg to serve in the Third Anglo-Dutch War.
The Roman road that later became known as Watling Street crosses the northern edge of Blackheath (almost in line with the A2), probably heading for the mouth of Deptford Creek, rather than for Deptford Bridge like the modern A2.
Blackheath stretches across the very top of south east London from Greenwich Park into the cosmopolitan, pretty village. It’s often a bit breezy across the Heath so it’s a favourite spot for kite flyers, wind-skateboarders and dogs.
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The name is recorded in 1166 as Blachehedfeld and means the "dark coloured heathland". It is formed from the Old English 'blæc' and 'hǣth' and refers to the open space that was the meeting place of the ancient hundred of Blackheath. The name was later applied to the Victorian suburb that developed in the 19th century and was extended to the areas known as Blackheath Park and Blackheath Vale.
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Cricket continued to be played on the 'Heath' but at a junior level. By 1890, London County Council was maintaining 36 pitches. Blackheath Cricket Club has been part of the sporting fabric of the area, joining forces with Blackheath Rugby Club in 1883 to purchase and develop the Rectory Field as a home ground in Charlton. Blackheath Cricket Club hosted 84 first-class Kent County matches between 1887 and 1971.
Blackheath farmers' market, located in the car park of Blackheath rail station takes place every Sunday. As befits a market that's been established for many years it seems as if everyone knows the farmers by name. It's very much a social gathering, with customers queueing patiently whilst waiting for the market bell to ring!
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Blackheath and Greenwich Park are both starting points and runners begin streaming across the heath and up the hill in Greenwich Park as the sun comes up – it’s very exciting. The course spears off to Woolwich before turning around on itself and reaching Greenwich town centre around ten in the morning.
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OnBlackheath debuted in 2014 and featured artists including Grace Jones, Massive Attack, Imelda May, Frank Turner and Athlete plus many cooks and cheffy types. Everybody was well fed and had a great time and some of us even danced like our dads. We’re hoping to see them all back next year! (The musicians and cheffy types anyway – not so sure about the dad-dancers) when acts include Elbow, Madness, Manic Street Preachers, Laura Mvula and Kelis.
Blackheath railway station is in the centre, and there are numerous shops, restaurants and pubs.
Eating: There are some truly great places to eat here too - Chapters restaurant has two AA rosettes and offers quality meals at very affordable prices, or if you’re in the mood for the best Argentine steaks head to Cau or Buenos Aires.
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