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by rodebdon
Mon Dec 14, 2020 5:37 pm
Forum: Buildings & Streets
Replies: 11
Views: 5353


My Grandparents lived in Winchelsea Building, the flat in the top right hand of this picture was there’s. I think they must have moved in just after they were built in 1906, as my mum was born there in 1908. Sadly there are no members of my family that lived there still alive so l can’t check the da...
by rodebdon
Wed Feb 19, 2020 12:02 pm
Forum: Buildings & Streets
Topic: Webb Street
Replies: 14
Views: 13429

Re: Webb Street

I remember the Railway Buildings well as we used what was left of Worthing Buildings as a playground and used to have one of the rooms as a makeshift club house. Its ironic that the only one left now Arondale Building was also badly damaged by fire which must have been caused incendiary bombs. The o...
by rodebdon
Mon Feb 04, 2019 10:54 pm
Forum: General Postings
Replies: 48
Views: 44027


Just having another look at all these film locations. Did you do all the research to get the updated shots, it's very impresive.
by rodebdon
Mon Feb 19, 2018 8:50 am
Forum: Hopping
Topic: Hop Picking
Replies: 47
Views: 55912

Re: Hop Picking

Hello Kiwi, Just a quick note my Aunt Min who sadly passed away a few years ago was reminding me of the song they used to sing when going down Seven Mile Lane, lt would be something to try and remember the liricks. I mention this because wondered about fear of going down Seven Mile Lane so having a ...
by rodebdon
Fri Feb 09, 2018 2:12 pm
Forum: Buildings & Streets
Topic: Thurland Road
Replies: 59
Views: 40430

Re: Thurland Road

Like many of us l loved that slide there was something special about getting on a coconut mat at the top of the wooden slide with its enclosed top. It was so well designed and made by W J Dixon &Son of Blue Anchor Lane and donated by Arthur Carr of Peak Frean were so many of my relatives worked....
by rodebdon
Thu Feb 08, 2018 6:33 pm
Forum: Buildings & Streets
Topic: Southwark Park Road
Replies: 124
Views: 88805

Re: Southwark Park Road

It’s a long time since l lasted posted anything on this fantastic forum, this post is not great but it’s a start. I remember watching the Scouts, Cubs and l think Brownies and Girl Guides parade on a Sunday once a year. Standing opposite the Scouts H Q just along from the park. This was in the early...
by rodebdon
Wed Dec 13, 2017 12:50 pm
Forum: Member's Short Stories
Topic: Growing up in Bermondsey.
Replies: 13
Views: 19871

Re: Growing up in Bermondsey.

Hello Ray, I should have been born in Pages Walk but the war messed that up along with lots of other things, woman in labour were often sent to less dangerous places like Woking were l was in fact born in 1943. Mum took me back to Harrold Estate were l lived. My first school was Webb Street an then ...
by rodebdon
Tue Feb 28, 2017 3:19 pm
Forum: Buildings & Streets
Topic: Tower Bridge Road
Replies: 86
Views: 68238

Re: Tower Bridge Road

Fantastic picture Joe. It's lovely to see all these black and white photographs, so much more atmosphere than colour.

by rodebdon
Mon Jan 30, 2017 11:55 pm
Forum: Videos
Topic: Tommy Steele on the move
Replies: 5
Views: 9258

Re: Tommy Steele on the move

Hi Bermondseyboy Don't worry you aint't stupid, I thought exactly the same thing,he does look like the picture of his dad in the book.Could it be that there spelling was even worse than mine,bearing in mind there great interest in horse raceing could it originaly be intended as "Derby" aft...
by rodebdon
Mon Jan 30, 2017 11:54 pm
Forum: Videos
Topic: Tommy Steele on the move
Replies: 5
Views: 9258

Re: Tommy Steele on the move

Why as Tommy Steeles dad called Darbo?. Hi Bermondseyboy,in Tommy Steeles book (you can all guess the title there's a big clue here) he asked his Dad about the nickname he said. 'Cos I'm Tommy Hicks,and my dad was Tommy Hicks,and so was his dad, and we was all called Darbo. But I'm Tommy Hicks so wh...

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