Book out now!

So yes, it’s been a long time coming and a lot of hard work, but finally it is out. ‘Woodmen and Fenmen: Blackfen’s Story’ is a history of Blackfen from its beginnings as a hamlet in the woods, later surrounded by farmland, to its development as a residential and commercial district. Historical documents and reminiscences from past and present residents have been used to tell a story of enterprising and strong-willed individuals who have helped to build this community.

Front cover

The book is available from 11 November 2014 at Bexley Local Studies and Archive Centre, Central Library, Bexleyheath and should be available from other Bexley libraries shortly. (It will be in Blackfen Library from Friday). For information on ordering copies by post, please see

I hope you enjoy it!


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