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by Billyboy777
Sun Jul 28, 2019 10:18 pm
Forum: Bermondsey People
Topic: BARNABY BUILDINGS 1945 - 1947
Replies: 0
Views: 293

BARNABY BUILDINGS 1945 - 1947

I lived with my mum and dad at 75 Barnaby Buildings from 1945 to about 1947/8. My playmates were Douggie Mills, Michael Kellagher, Georgie Kibble and 'Toshy' Wright.
I wonder if anyone remembers them or has any news of them they could share?
by Billyboy777
Thu Jul 04, 2019 9:26 pm
Forum: General Postings
Topic: BOMBING OF LEROY STREET
Replies: 1
Views: 680

BOMBING OF LEROY STREET

Does anyone know when part of Leroy Street was demolished by a bomb ? I believe it was early in 1941 but does anyone have corroborative evidence?
by Billyboy777
Sun Jun 30, 2019 8:35 pm
Forum: General Postings
Topic: 'GUYVER'
Replies: 2
Views: 607

Re: 'GUYVER'

Hi there Kiwi Thanks for your reply. The word stuck in my mind because my mum used it a lot . Im not sure about confusion with 'skiver' which I don't think I heard until I did my National Service - when one heard all kinds of words one hadn't come across before !! We lived in Barnaby buildings from ...
by Billyboy777
Sun Jun 02, 2019 5:08 pm
Forum: General Postings
Topic: 'GUYVER'
Replies: 2
Views: 607

'GUYVER'

Does anyone else recall use of the word 'guyver' used by my mum, Lizzie Bryant (nee Pritchard ) from Leroy Street ? She used it to mean 'swagger' or 'swank' - I never heard anyone else use it but wondered if anyone else knew it and what its origins might be?

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