Hilly Fields: A moo point

This is a view of Hilly Fields in the late 19th century, courtesy of Lynda on Streetlife. She also reckons that this shot is of Hilly Fields, but there are obviously few visual clues to base that on. If anyone can prove that this cow was in Brockley at the turn of the century, we will award them grazing rights in Greater Brockley.
 With thanks to Fintan.

13 comments:

pen and ink said...

Looks very smelly.

Sharon said...

Why isn't that cow on a leash? All these irresponsible farmers...

anonymouse said...

That's the brick works at the top of Vicars Hill/Cliffview Rd in the background, there's a shot of the brick factory http://www.ideal-homes.org.uk/lewisham/assets/galleries/brockley/vicars-hill-pottery

bobblekin said...

That would be my guess as well. The kiln and quarry built the estate around tressillian rd.

Monkeyboy said...

http://maps.nls.uk/geo/explore/sidebyside.cfm#zoom=17&lat=51.4623&lon=-0.0237&layers=176&right=BingHyb (Hours of fun on the Scottish library map site)

Shed said...

Great resources. The ex-brickworks sites came up in our 'searches' when we bought our tressillian road flat

Tyrwhitt Michael said...

So what appears to be a tower above the cow's rump is not the Shard then?

JosephJohnODonnell said...

Research local history to help save Lewisham station I cam across the fact the in the 19th century donkey rides on blackheath were a thing. Like loads of them.

JosephJohnODonnell said...

Also how much better does hilly fields look with railings.

giddy up said...

There are still donkey rides! Just outside the entrance to Greenwich Park in front of the heath.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/95809244@N00/3734762035

NAT said...

Eh? What railings?

JosephJohnODonnell said...

Sorry fence rather

NAT said...

To keep animals off the paths presumably. No I'd rather Hilly Fields without.

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