Yeah, I’m still catching up and am only half way through my virtual mail so sorry – this isn’t a proper post. But I must just remind all that tomorrow, come wind, rain, cold, whatever, the Blackheath Fireworks ARE on.
I was really surprised that Lewisham Council decided to continue with them this year. Last year, as you’ll remember, they were churlishly left in the lurch at the last minute by Greenwich Council, but went ahead anyway and managed to muddle through through sponsorship and getting people to put money in buckets, virtual or actual, on the night.
And they’ve been brave enough to do it again this year, again without Greenwich’s support – as far as I know, Greenwich haven’t even bothered to publicise the collection for cash for the display that so many of their residents will enjoy. Lewisham have received sponsorship from sundry local businesses but they have the begging bowl out again, and I, for one, am only too happy to contribute.
Actually, I’m still feeling pretty rough, so if the weather’s as bad as Peter Cockroft is telling us it’s going to be, I may not be around to enjoy the whizz-bangery, but the show will go ahead anyway – and I am contributing anyway. They reckon up to 100,000 people see it. If everyone put a pound in the pot, they’d be funded for three years, which is a fine thought.