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by paperboy
Fri Dec 29, 2017 10:02 am
Forum: Buildings & Streets
Topic: WESTON STREET.
Replies: 16
Views: 1810

Re: WESTON STREET.

Weston Street - late Baalzephon Street . When did it change? This detailed 1887 plan of London is one of a series of twenty-six sheets in an atlas originally produced to aid insurance companies in assessing fire risks. The building footprints, their use (commercial, residential, educational, etc.), ...
by paperboy
Sat Dec 23, 2017 7:49 pm
Forum: Buildings & Streets
Topic: Neckinger
Replies: 9
Views: 863

Re: Neckinger

The location of the chapel would appear to have been a drying house ... http://british-library.georeferencer.com/map/55vb9MbcMEhBnuELFZfPKw/201404111205-nbyk2e/visualize ... maybe it was constructed on the same site?
by paperboy
Wed Nov 15, 2017 11:50 pm
Forum: Bermondsey People
Topic: Mary Ripper
Replies: 4
Views: 1555

Re: Mary Ripper

This is Pauline's facebook page .. https://www.facebook.com/pauline.maloney1/about?lst=727303854%3A551589175%3A1510788936 You might try messaging her, but she doesn't use Fb very much. Perhaps find a friend of hers who is a regular user of FB, they might be able to put you in touch with Pauline. I t...
by paperboy
Tue Apr 11, 2017 5:10 pm
Forum: Buildings & Streets
Topic: Thurland Road
Replies: 53
Views: 4322

Re: Thurland Road

On the way out of the gents' toilet in Thurland Road there was a sign which confused me -- bear in mind I was only about six or seven at the time -- which read "Please adjust your dress before leaving". Surely the people wearing dresses were next door in the Ladies' toilet!
by paperboy
Mon Mar 27, 2017 6:01 pm
Forum: History & War Years
Topic: Living in the Blitz
Replies: 42
Views: 8856

Re: Living in the Blitz

Thanks kiwi.
by paperboy
Sat Mar 25, 2017 10:21 am
Forum: Pie & Mash
Topic: The great pie & mash debate
Replies: 14
Views: 4461

Re: The great pie & mash debate

I recall a fish curers next door, or perhaps behind, Manzes in TBRd. The aroma of kippers smoking was enough to put you off your stewed eels.
by paperboy
Sat Mar 25, 2017 6:49 am
Forum: Buildings & Streets
Topic: MONNOW ROAD.
Replies: 7
Views: 1037

Re: MONNOW ROAD.

That's got me questioning my photo. I've only recited what I've been told and I think I remember being at the party and I'm pretty certain that was in Monnow Road School. Bear in mind I was not yet 4 years old at the time. The thing is, why would the school have two parties for the same event and th...
by paperboy
Fri Mar 24, 2017 9:20 am
Forum: Buildings & Streets
Topic: MONNOW ROAD.
Replies: 7
Views: 1037

Re: MONNOW ROAD.

At the coronation of the Queen in June 1953 Monnow Road School hosted a fancy dress coronation party for local kids. 10_03.jpg In this photo you can see me (jockey), my elder brother (Bill Ripper - not in fancy dress despite the size of his collar), my cousin Alan Curtis (wearing the fez - it also l...
by paperboy
Fri Mar 24, 2017 8:45 am
Forum: Buildings & Streets
Topic: BERMONDSEY WALL EAST
Replies: 7
Views: 995

Re: BERMONDSEY WALL EAST

I'd often wondered about that building. Thanks for the intro, kiwi. There's a fascinating page on the Duffield Sluice at https://www.ianvisits.co.uk/blog/2012/08/19/the-remains-of-duffields-sluice-in-bermondsey/
by paperboy
Fri Mar 24, 2017 8:15 am
Forum: History & War Years
Topic: Living in the Blitz
Replies: 42
Views: 8856

Re: Living in the Blitz

Kiwi - what was the point of the War Department Markers? I can see they carry the Ordnance Survey benchmark arrow which was used by OS surveyors until GPS became established but that benchmark had been taken from the army's ordnance department, where the OS started.

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