The White House at the top of Crooms Hill was home to former Astronomer Royal, Sir George Biddell Airy. It was Airy that established a new Prime Meridian at Greenwich in 1851.
A Greenwich artist is hosting a free exhibition of her work this weekend.
Rock and Royal is a collection of pieces created by Lorraine Elizabeth Hall – pictured above with her Bichon Frisé, Pippa.
The sixteen pieces will be on display in the magnificent surroundings of her fascinating home – often used for location shots by film crews and photographers – on Crooms Hill from Saturday through to Tuesday.
Rock and Royal is Lorraine’s first exhibition since personal setbacks, including a serious arm injury, had threatened her ability to express herself through painting but she was determined to recover. Lorraine explains, “Painting is my life. It’s something I have to do and cannot live without”.
Lorraine, a self confessed “rock chick” who has previously worked as a breakfast radio presenter and animator, has captured her vivd thoughts and creativity in a variety of materials for the collection including oils, watercolours and pen and ink.
You can meet Lorraine and view the exhibition at 14 Crooms Hill, next to the Fan Musuem, from Saturday 3rd July to Tuesday 6th July between 10am and 4pm.
March 9, 2010 by Rob Powell
Thanks to Ed Ewing for this gorgeous photo of the sunset over Our Lady Star of the Sea Church on Crooms Hill, taken from Greenwich Park.
Also, don’t miss Ed’s review of Laughter in the Rain, currently showing at the Churchill Theatre, Bromley.
Sign post for Crooms Hill at the top of the hill which has had its erroneous apostrophe whitened out. I did just Google it, and their maps also refer to “Croom’s Hill”, as does Wikipedia. But I’m pretty sure it’s supposed to be “Crooms Hill”.
A young actor, known to many locally as drag artist Estee Applauder, has been killed in a car accident. Michael Joyce had gone home to Tasmania for Christmas where the incident happened on Wednesday. His mother was also in the car at the time and has been very seriously injured.
Michael was well known for his appearances as “Estee” in local gay venues such as the Rose & Crown pub on Crooms Hill and in the George and Dragon. He had recently completed a role in a forthcoming movie, filmed in Greenwich, called The Cost of Love. One of his co-actors in that film, Robert Gray from the Number 16 B&B, told Greenwich.co.uk:
“Michael Joyce was a one off, who always wanted to know what you had been up to before talking about himself. He was funny, hard working, and Greenwich will be much more dull with his passing. I do hope The Cost of Love will be a great tribute to him”
Friends of the actor gathered in the Rose and Crown this evening to pay tribute to Michael and a Facebook group has been set up in his memory.
November 20, 2009 by Rob Powell
The steeple of Our Lady Star of the Sea church in Crooms Hill, as seen from Greenwich Park.
November 6, 2009 by Rob Powell
The Rose & Crown pub at number 1, Crooms Hill.
April 2, 2009 by Rob Powell
February 16, 2009 by Rob Powell
Looking down Crooms Hill towards Stockwell Street.
January 21, 2009 by Rob Powell