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by paperboy
Tue Apr 11, 2017 5:10 pm
Forum: Buildings & Streets
Topic: Thurland Road
Replies: 52
Views: 2033

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: 28
Views: 2867

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: 10
Views: 1510

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: 6
Views: 351

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: 6
Views: 351

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: 4
Views: 314

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: 28
Views: 2867

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.
by paperboy
Thu Mar 23, 2017 11:20 am
Forum: Buildings & Streets
Topic: Southwark Park Road
Replies: 84
Views: 4510

Re: Southwark Park Road

I have borrowed the above image for a memory from 1960. At that time the area shown at "A" had become Robert Jones House between Linsey Street ("D") and Rouel Road ("B"). In 1960 the headmaster of Alma School which was in Alexis Street ("C") was Mr Murphy whos...
by paperboy
Tue Mar 21, 2017 8:27 pm
Forum: Buildings & Streets
Topic: Lucey Road
Replies: 5
Views: 351

Re: Lucey Road

In 1965/6 I was taking an A-level at Bacon's, the first time this had been done, apparently. I was the only student doing this so I had a lot of time learning on my own. After school I worked on paper rounds and in My Mum & Dad's shop in Linsey Street until it closed at 7:30. After something to ...
by paperboy
Sat Mar 18, 2017 10:34 am
Forum: Buildings & Streets
Topic: St James Road
Replies: 15
Views: 930

Re: St James Road

What was the name of the oil shop on the corner of St James' Road and Lucey Road?

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