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by Fogbrain
Sat Apr 15, 2017 9:42 pm
Forum: Buildings & Streets
Topic: Tooley Street
Replies: 22
Views: 505

Re: Tooley Street

Tooley Street --Post Office Picture of one of the two Tooley Street Post Offices around 1960. I have been trying to place where in Tooley Street it was and according to the map number 61 was between Hays Lane and Battle Bridge Lane so todays picture is the area where I think it was. Specifically, i...
by Fogbrain
Sat Apr 15, 2017 9:11 pm
Forum: History & War Years
Topic: War Memorials
Replies: 6
Views: 294

Re: War Memorials

kiwi wrote:A memorial to Bermondsey men who fell during World War One, at 2 Old Jamaica Road, the site of the old military training centre, which is currently being converted into flats.

The flats have been completed and the memorial is now lit at night (which it never was before).
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by Fogbrain
Sat Apr 15, 2017 8:59 pm
Forum: History & War Years
Topic: Living in the Blitz
Replies: 21
Views: 922

Re: Living in the Blitz

kiwi wrote:This was taken in the playground of Fair Street School; the rear of Devon Mansions in the background. By Fogbrain.

For clarity - the identification of the location was by me - not the photo!
by Fogbrain
Sun Mar 12, 2017 3:07 pm
Forum: Buildings & Streets
Topic: Landrail Place
Replies: 3
Views: 65

Re: Landrail Place

18b642ab1427bae017567cfad349c05d33e9e9ca.jpg Thanks, Fosney, that's saved me some research. Of course should have just asked here in the first place. My great great great great grandfather, Robert Dean, was living at No 2 Susannah Place in 1841 with his six children, and one of the girls married Ja...
by Fogbrain
Sun Mar 12, 2017 11:31 am
Forum: Buildings & Streets
Topic: Grange Road
Replies: 59
Views: 984

Re: Grange Road

In 1915 they were: 159 Charles Stirling MB; Physician and Surgeon 158 Mrs Alice Collier; Linendraper 157 Henry Barnett, Watchmaker 156 Henry Andrews, Bootmaker 155 "New Tanner's Arms" - Francis Stephens I remember the bus shelters like the one in the (earlier) photo. They were provided by ...
by Fogbrain
Thu Mar 09, 2017 2:02 pm
Forum: Buildings & Streets
Topic: Rotherhithe Tunnel
Replies: 9
Views: 186

Re: Rotherhithe Tunnel

I thought the tunnel had four vent shafts - one each side of the river with the really noisy fans and one with the stairs? The bus in the second photo is an RT (AEC engine as opposed to the Leyland in an RTL) but the body was identical - interchangable in fact. George mentions that there are now sev...
by Fogbrain
Thu Mar 09, 2017 1:55 pm
Forum: Buildings & Streets
Topic: Abbey Street
Replies: 33
Views: 607

Re: Abbey Street

Posted by fogbrain I don't remember any of those names, and like you I can't remember the other kids there apart from the ones I've mentioned. I just remember that there were a number of us who sat on the right hand side of the hall, nearly all girls, and that the noisy ones were on the left side, m...
by Fogbrain
Thu Mar 09, 2017 1:50 pm
Forum: Buildings & Streets
Topic: Abbey Street
Replies: 33
Views: 607

Re: Abbey Street

Posted by fogbrain

I've now remembered that the Band of Hope was a new innovation at the Bermondsey Gospel Mission in the mid 60s, prior to which they had run a company of the Girls' Life Brigade.
by Fogbrain
Sat Feb 18, 2017 10:07 pm
Forum: History & War Years
Topic: Living in the Blitz
Replies: 21
Views: 922

Re: Living in the Blitz

kiwi wrote:Voluntary Aid Detachment,Tower Bridge Road,Bermondsey,1940s. Picture believed to have been taken at Flint Street School, Flint St.
This was taken in the playground of Fair Street School; the rear of Devon Mansions in the background.
by Fogbrain
Sat Feb 18, 2017 10:11 am
Forum: Buildings & Streets
Topic: Henry Street
Replies: 16
Views: 312

Re: Henry Street

I had a dream - that kiwi asked if Loftie Street had previously been called Henry Street. It must have been a dream because I'm buggered if I can find the question now! Maybe he employed maori telepathy. But he's not wrong: the bit that ran east-west was formerly Henry Street, the bit that survives ...

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