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Village people: What’s the fingerpost at Blackheath’s Royal Standard all about?

Blackheath Standard
Normally, this website likes to tell you things you didn’t know. But with normal service disrupted and not much time at present to keep this going, here’s something you can tell me. What’s that new village-style fingerpost sign at Blackheath Standard all about? And is it just me that thinks it looks a little bit odd? It looks less strange since Greenwich Council attached its sign to the front of it (does this mean everywhere is getting one?) but it still looks a tad weird to me.

Maybe it’s the Charlton arm pointing into a tree, perhaps it’s the design, or maybe it’s that faux-village street furniture always seems a bit peculiar in urban London. But it always has me scratching my head whenever I pass it. How did it come about?

Update, 21 June: A bit late with this, but thanks to Thomas Turrell for this explanation…

Blackheath Standard speed bump plans unveiled

Greenwich Council has revealed plans to install speed bumps – “raised tables” – to slow down traffic at Blackheath Standard, as well as narrowing the roadway at the top of Westcombe Hill. There’s an exhibition of the plans at Mycenae House community centre in Mycenae Road until the end of the month if you want to know more – and you can see a letter and diagram to explain more.

Hey, the council could put this on its website, but you wouldn’t get a picture of the Standard in the snow there…