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20 June 2015

Attend the Amnesty Blackheath book sale

The Amnesty International book sale returns to the Church of the Ascension in Dartmouth Row, on the western slopes of Blackheath today. The sale is one of Amnesty International’s most successful fundraising event in the UK, offering thousands of books and raising more than a quarter of a million pounds for the organisation over the last 40 years. Today, their annual book sale continues until 5pm, with carefully-sorted and generously donated books at very reasonable prices.

The church itself was first established as a chapel in 1697 by a relation of George Washington, the first president of the United States, and then rebuilt in 1750 and extended in 1838, before finally being declared a parish church on Ascension Day in 1883.

For more, see https://amnestybg.wordpress.com/next-booksale/

^Picture © Matt Jones used under a Creative Commons license^

1 comment:

  1. I visited to inspect the architecture (not to buy books) and it was well worth while.

    The Chapel was established in 1699 by William Legge later Earl of Dartmouth, so that the local vicar could preach a sermon each Sunday. It must have been part of the manorial estate. I only wish my estate was as impressive *sigh*