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by Patricia
Tue Mar 20, 2018 6:52 am
Forum: Member's Short Stories
Topic: KIWI, McDonald's/Oliver's/Hamilton's
Replies: 17
Views: 3588

Re: KIWI, McDonald's/Oliver's/Hamilton's

Hello Ray, just posted off the photos of your Nan to my aunt. I have looked at the photo. The only one who could be my Nanny Lou is the smallest face right in the center of the middle row. I wonder? Maybe my aunt will look with a magnifying glass. Yes Tony Cooper did work for Alan Firman in Kent. My...
by Patricia
Sun Mar 18, 2018 3:32 am
Forum: Member's Short Stories
Topic: KIWI, McDonald's/Oliver's/Hamilton's
Replies: 17
Views: 3588

Re: KIWI, McDonald's/Oliver's/Hamilton's

Ray, I met Shirley a few times over the years when I lived in Kent. She lived with her partner for years Lenny. She was Maggie and Timmy Fox's only child.
by Patricia
Sun Mar 18, 2018 3:30 am
Forum: Member's Short Stories
Topic: KIWI, McDonald's/Oliver's/Hamilton's
Replies: 17
Views: 3588

Re: KIWI, McDonald's/Oliver's/Hamilton's

Ray, I was speaking with my aunt Ivy this morning, she is 90. She lives in Weald Kent. I sent her the photos of Kate Oliver and the ones from Hopping. She said that Kate Oliver was one of my Nanny Lou's mates. Nanny Lou (Old Lou) Dowdeswell used to say whilst down the TBR, 'I'm going to see old Kate...
by Patricia
Fri Mar 16, 2018 7:19 pm
Forum: Member's Short Stories
Topic: KIWI, McDonald's/Oliver's/Hamilton's
Replies: 17
Views: 3588

Re: KIWI, McDonald's/Oliver's/Hamilton's

Hello Ray, do you remember the Fox family, Timmy Fox from Tower Bridge Road? He had a shop there. I have said before that I was born in No 52 or 56 Harold Estate. I remember playing on the bomb sites, climbing up the back to the top. I would never allow my grandchildren to do that now. My grandparen...
by Patricia
Wed Mar 07, 2018 7:22 pm
Forum: Buildings & Streets
Topic: PEEK FREAN.
Replies: 13
Views: 1575

Re: PEEK FREAN.

My mum worked for Peek Freans in the 50's as did my granddad (her father) I remember the broken biscuits. I also remember the Christmas Party for the workers children. My mum also worked at the Oxo factory.
by Patricia
Tue Mar 06, 2018 7:13 am
Forum: Hopping
Topic: Hop Picking
Replies: 27
Views: 4959

Re: Hop Picking

My Nan and Grandad used t get the train from London Bridge to Paddock Wood. They went to an Hop Field in Brenchey. The Dowdeswells, My mum Louie Dowdeswell talks about gong on strike
by Patricia
Tue Mar 06, 2018 7:11 am
Forum: Pie & Mash
Topic: The great pie & mash debate
Replies: 14
Views: 4029

Re: The great pie & mash debate

I always preferred Berts down the Old Kent Road. I also liked the one in Peckham Park Road was that a Berts? A must after Saturday Morning pics at the Astoria
by Patricia
Fri Feb 23, 2018 8:04 am
Forum: Buildings & Streets
Topic: OLD KENT ROAD.
Replies: 130
Views: 13742

Re: OLD KENT ROAD.

I remember the doctors surgery near the Dun Cow Dr. Aldershaw. I used to go to the Astoria and Regal cinemas. Does anyone remember The Hole in the Wall pease pudding? I always went to Berts Pies and mash. The one in the Old Kent Road
by Patricia
Fri Feb 23, 2018 7:55 am
Forum: Buildings & Streets
Topic: OLD KENT ROAD.
Replies: 130
Views: 13742

Re: OLD KENT ROAD.

My nan and granddad lived in Walerum buildings when they were bombed out of abbey St
by Patricia
Fri Feb 23, 2018 7:38 am
Forum: General Postings
Topic: MYSTERY-DO YOU RECOGNISE THESE PLACES?
Replies: 18
Views: 3221

Re: MYSTERY-DO YOU RECOGNISE THESE PLACES?

Kiwi I remember you being on this forum a few years ago. I have just come back t it. I have been in NZ for 6 years now.

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