Now our parish church is one of those landmarks in Eltham with history.*
Long before Burton’s became McDonald’s it was one of the places I would arrange to meet friends.
Unlike the Eltham Grill and Wimpy’s it was free to wait there usually in the entrance which offered fine views up the High Street and down Well Hall and Court Roads.
And in a pre mobile age you had to be clear of the time and place with a back up destination if for any reason you had to move on.
The old tram sheds a little further down Well Hall Road were a good alternative as was the entrance to the Library otherwise it was in front of the post office.
But Eltham Church was always that first choice which is why I like Peter’s painting.
Location; Eltham, London
Painting; Eltham Church, © 2015 Peter Topping from a photograph circa early 19th century.
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*Eltham Church, http://chorltonhistory.blogspot.co.uk/search/label/Eltham%20Church