Blackheath Transport History
Sun in the Sands

RT 3545. MLL 855. on route 192 Plumstead Woodlands Estate - Woolwich - Shooters Hill - Blackheath - Lewisham. Seen here in Shooters Hill Road, which is looking very leafy in this photograph. Just a few more yards along the road is the Sun in the Sands interchange on the A102(M)/A2/A207.
Photograph. John King.

At the Sun in the Sands RT 3545 negotiates the roundabout in July 1970. It can be seen where adjoining houses were demolished to make way for road widening at this point. 

The 192 was replaced by the  291 from Woodlands Estate to Woolwich, and the 178 from Woolwich to Lewisham. Now cut back to seerve only as far as Kidbrooke Station, with the 278 providing the link to Lewisham.
Photograph. John King.

Almost all the way around now. The road underneath is the A102(M) which joins the A2 at this point, better known locally as the Rochester Way Relief Road. RT 3545 is about to join the London bound part of the A2, the next part of Shooters Hill Road. 

When making the new road many streets were cut in half, and survive on both sides of the road. Most have been renamed but not all. One street in Eltham (Will Crooks Gardens) was cut in half along it's length. The flats behind the bus, known as 'Woodville' are what is left of this part of Rochester Way.
Photograph. John King.

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