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.