Hyde Vale
Hyde Vale, looking toward Blackheath

Most of the houses in this photo are still here today, except for The Old House which was pulled down in 1928. Greenwich families who could afford it lived in the streets which ran south, up the steep hill to Blackheath. Here they were above the worst of the smogs which settled on the riverside streets. The residents of Hyde Vale in 1901 included a builder and decorator, an income tax collector, an organist, a solicitor, several teachers and clerks (including a young woman who worked for the National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children) and a typist.
Unique ID: H0583
Creator: Unknown Potogapher
Date: before 1928
Copyright: Out of Copyright