For those of us who long ago moved away from Eltham that is something we can’t do.
So here for the next few days are a selection of Eltham High Street on a December day just before Christmas.
They were taken by Ryan and are not in any order but take me back to the High Street I remember which when I was there still boasted a David Greig.
It has gone now but if look up at the top of 132/136 there is a little bit of its history picked out with the letters DG.
The building was “erected for the grocers David Greig in 1905 – the initials are in terracotta in the gables.
Note the fine brickwork, the two balconies, and lots of quirky detail.”*
And not to be out done the building next door at 130 dates back to the mid 19th century
Picture, David Greig, 2015 from the collection of Ryan Ginn
*Spurgeoon, Darrell, Discover Eltham, 2000