Yesterday & Today
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Postby kiwi » Sun Feb 12, 2017 11:42 pm

I Remember these railway houses,we used to tie the knockers together with string when it was foggy, then watch from
Guinness's Buildings, as the people living there kept answering the door, until the penny dropped, we thought it was funny. :lol:

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Postby kiwi » Mon Feb 13, 2017 1:47 am

I can only remember this as Pages Walk School. My biggest memory is watching Stan Anslow, then a Millwall player training a football team in the school grounds. At the time, I never even knew who the team were. Not sure what the year was but sitting on the school steps I would watch in awe because this was Stan Anslow who I would watch down the Den. You can imagine my excitement when one night he asked me if I would like to join in so every week that’s what happened, to this day I have never forgotten it. I posted this memory before on the old site & not expecting to get a reply was pleasantly surprised when this arrived.
Dan 451----- Danny Heard.
Hi Kiwi your right when me and my elder brother Ernie Heard played for Tanners United Pub in Grange walk we went Training with Stan Anslow at Pages walk Knackered afterwards but I’d do it all again. Sadly, a little bit later Danny informed me that his brother Ernie had passed away but he would do it all again just to have his brother back.
That was the first time I knew what the team was called & strangely enough I played against Stan in a round of the Kent Cup in 1961, he was playing for Radfield Rangers me for Urlwin United from Camberwell. I still have the write up from the South London Press as we won 3-2 and I scored. Now if we had lost and I hadn’t scored I wouldn’t have mentioned it. (Show-off) I talked to Stan after the game about the earlier years in Pages Walk, he said he remembered a young kid but that was about it, so I never made much of an impression. Well Danny it seems like only yesterday that we all had that kick around together in Pages Walk School, Ray.


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Postby kiwi » Tue Feb 14, 2017 4:13 am

Pages Walk Tank, I think I like it Pink. Did this bit of land belong to the railway at one time? My mate Kenny Everden, who I went to Webb St School with (1947/53) lived in the house with the graffiti. The story of how it came to be on a patch of wasteland in Bermondsey has been the subject of much speculation. Property developer and military enthusiast Russell Gray, 51, bought the machine in 1995, ostensibly as a birthday present for his son, then seven. Bacons School in background.


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Postby kiwi » Tue Feb 14, 2017 4:31 am

First posted by "crosby34" on old site. This brings back so many memories for me. Clyde Buildings in Pages Walk just before their demolition in the mid-70s?
Clyde Buildings, 1976.

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Postby kiwi » Fri Mar 03, 2017 3:24 am

This is a picture posted on old site by Vossy53.
Here is a picture of grandad Charlie at Cookseys. It was just down Pages Walk towards Grange Road. The houses in the background are near the Earl of Derby (flats now). My Dad says that the barrels in the photo are empty vinegar barrels for Sarsons in Tower Bridge Road (also flats).
My Grandad said that the horse manure was good for Rhubarb. I prefer custard on mine!
The old rag and bone man used to come around on his horse and cart and would buy anything that he could recycle. Including old bones! Cookseys Yard is on the site of houses which were bombed in 1941/2 and my great Aunt Rose Stapleton and her sons were killed in the raid.
Cookseys Yard, Pages Walk.

Like a few other members, I can remember climbing over the barrels in Cooksey’s yard when they belong to Cross & Blackwell’s and eating the Pickled Onions, also when Manfred Mann practiced in the O.B.C. I know the shop on the corner of Pages Walk & Grange Road which has also been mentioned but can anyone remember when it was a Fish & Chip Shop.

Just spoken to my Dad. Clarkes fish and chip shop was next door to Dads Aunt's house but it wasn't demolished in the air raid. It remained as a chip shop until "well after the war" to quote Dad. He says that the shop was on the corner of Pages Walk and you had to go up a couple of steps to the door.

. Can you thank your dad for the information on Clarke’s fish and chip shop in Pages Walk? The name and the steps into the shop jogged the old memory Kiwi.

[/quoteDibley47:] I can remember this! we used to collect newspaper and bring it here to get money. We were never allowed inside and had to cut the deal at the gate. I say 'deal' but try as we might to up the ante, we always had to accept what was offered. I believe he used to take jam jars as well and I got to thinking about this and wondered why; but in reality, jars must have been pretty rare in those days. I can never remember having bread and jam on regular occasions such as we do now, but only for a treat. Bread and sugar was more common, but not available for the asking only for the swiping when Mum wasn't looking!!

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Bermondsey Central, Pages' Walk

Postby paperboy » Wed Mar 08, 2017 8:54 am



Before Bacon's School moved from Grange Road to Pages' Walk, the building was occupied by Bermondsey Central School. Here are three class photos from 1951-6 (or thereabouts) from Bermondsey Central. The uniform was brown with a yellow badge. My elder brother, Bill Ripper, features in all the photos. Can you name any of the others?

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Postby kiwi » Thu Mar 09, 2017 3:15 am

So many memories of this Pub. Boy do I miss pubs like this.
2014, Last Time I was In There With My Son ,It Really Has'nt Changed Much & The Beer Was Just As Good.

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Postby bermondseyboy » Sun Mar 26, 2017 1:59 pm

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Harold Estate 1932
Memories of playing in the square.
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Harold Estate 1934 Under Construction

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Harold Estate kitchen

The Bermondsey Borough Council carried out an active programme of slum clearance and council house and flat building in the 1920s and 1930s.

The Harold Estate was unusual in that much of the site had previously been used for industry, not housing.

Although bleak by modern standards, the facilities provided in local authority housing in the years before World War II were significantly in advance of anything provided by private landlords, as can be seen from the kitchen.

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