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Photos of Thamesmead


Gooch family, first family to move into Thamesmead, July 1968 (Bexley Local Studies & Archive)

Mother and children off to the shops, 1970 (Bexley Local Studies & Archive)

Thamesmead from Lesnes Abbey, 1972

Her Majesty the Queen at the Lakeside Health Centre, May 1980 (Bexley Local Studies & Archive)

Her Majesty the Queen at Tavy Bridge, May 1980 (Bexley Local Studies & Archive)

Aerial view of Thamesmead 1985, Keith Turnbull Photography

Mr Anthony Walton, winner of competition to name Thamesmead (Bexley Local Studies & Archive)

Southmere Lake (Bexley Local Studies & Archive)

1970s Postcards

A night view of Stage 1 flats on the Southern edge of Southmere

Birch Colonising old railway track on Twin Tump

Boating on Southmere Lake

Children's playground and paddling pool Stage 1

Common Reed and Reedmace

Daffodils in Lesnes Abbey Wood

Different varieties of duck on Southmere Lake

Pedestrian approach to local centre on Stage 1

Southmere with the healthcentre, tenants clubroom and flat

Stage 1Maisonettes on the Western edge of Southmere

Sunlight on Twin Tumps

Around Thamesmead - Tilfen Land

Gallions Hill

Gallions Hill West


West Thamesmead

Crossness Nature Reserve



Incinerator at dawn

Reedbed and pond dip


Early Construction of Thamesmead

General view of the site looking north east 1967. Copyright London Metroplitan Archive (Bexley Local Studies & Archive)

Linear housing being built using concrete untils 1967. Copyright London Metropolitan Archive (Bexley Local Studies & Archive)

Thamesmead under constructin 1970. Copyright London Metropolitan Archive (Bexley Local Studies & Archive)

Construction Harrow Manorway Flyover, 1975. Copyright London Metropolitan Archive (Bexley Local Studies & Archive)

Gallions Eco Park

Eco Park 1

Eco Park 2

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