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by rodebdon
Mon Feb 19, 2018 8:50 am
Forum: Hopping
Topic: Hop Picking
Replies: 27
Views: 5047

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: 53
Views: 4092

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: 100
Views: 10390

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: 12
Views: 2459

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: 59
Views: 6413

Re: Tower Bridge Road

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

Rod.
by rodebdon
Mon Jan 30, 2017 11:55 pm
Forum: Videos
Topic: Tommy Steele on the move
Replies: 5
Views: 1343

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: 1343

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...
by rodebdon
Sun Jan 29, 2017 6:49 pm
Forum: Buildings & Streets
Topic: Tower Bridge Road
Replies: 59
Views: 6413

Re: Trocette/Super Cinema tower bridge road

It's rather nice how many of us have the same memories, Trocette, and Edwards. How did Edwards ever go out of business. , The best doughnuts in the world let alone the apple slice and other great things. Hop-along Cassidy and Roy Rogers, there must have been many others but I can't remember them eit...
by rodebdon
Sun Jan 29, 2017 6:39 pm
Forum: Buildings & Streets
Topic: Tower Bridge Road
Replies: 59
Views: 6413

Re: Trocette/Super Cinema tower bridge road

Hi Joe and Bermondseyboy.

I don't think I went to the picture club that often, sixpence was quite a lot of money, there was also lots to do on saturdays. I have to admit I'd forgoten about the promise, perhaps I got fed up with it and left. Those doughnuts at Edwards beckoned to.

Rod.
by rodebdon
Sun Jan 29, 2017 6:36 pm
Forum: Buildings & Streets
Topic: Tower Bridge Road
Replies: 59
Views: 6413

Re: Trocette/Super Cinema tower bridge road

Hi Joe, The Trocette, yes I remember it. but the song oh! no! strangely when I saw your post headline the tune went through my head. I could remember most of the first verse but the second, did it start with, As members of the A B C we all come here to see de dun de dum de dum de dum la la, le la, l...

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