Bricklayers Arms goods depot

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Re: Bricklayers Arms goods depot

Postby kiwi » Wed Mar 06, 2019 10:30 pm

Bricklayer's Arms Depot 1932.jpg
Bricklayer's Arms Depot 1932.

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Re: Bricklayers Arms goods depot

Postby kiwi » Wed Mar 13, 2019 12:18 am

Bricklayers Arms Depot, crane hoisting a container during improvement works to the goods depot..jpg
Bricklayers Arms Depot, crane hoisting a container during improvement works to the goods depot.

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Re: Bricklayers Arms goods depot

Postby kiwi » Tue May 21, 2019 12:44 am

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Bricklayers Arms, Crosse & Blackwells in background.
Bricklayers Arms Goods Station, 5 January 1932.  X.png
Bricklayers Arms Goods Station, 5 January 1932.
Bricklayers Arms 1954  X.jpg
1954 >>>>>>>>

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Re: Bricklayers Arms goods depot

Postby kiwi » Sun Jun 02, 2019 3:45 am

Bricklayers Arms 1962, Southern Region Locomotive 31271..jpg
Bricklayers Arms 1962, Southern Region Locomotive 31271.
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Guinness's Buildings, Pages Walk in background, 1959.

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Re: Bricklayers Arms goods depot

Postby kiwi » Mon Jul 01, 2019 2:45 am

Bricklayers Arms Depot - two striking workers show a newspaper article to a uniformed police officer. The man on the right of the image wears on his coat which says 'strike picket'. 1923.
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Re: Bricklayers Arms goods depot

Postby kiwi » Sun Jan 12, 2020 3:13 am

Two vehicles like these are what I learnt to drive in when I worked at the Bricklayers Arms Depot.(late 1950s). They could turn on a sixpence but boy were they cold in the Winter,with holes everywhere. They Shook you to pieces, especially on cobble roads and the gear lever on the first vehicle was on the right, drivers side by the door. If you caught your wedding tackle, (and I did :roll:) on that getting out of the cab it really made your eyes water.
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Bricklayers Arms Goods Station, 5 January 1932.jpg
Bricklayers Arms Goods Station, 5 January 1932.

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Re: Bricklayers Arms goods depot

Postby kiwi » Wed Jan 29, 2020 8:05 am

The Bricklayers Arms Goods Depot, Bermondsey, 1937, looking towards New Cross. Crosse & Blackwells left, Guinness Buildings are the four blocks slightly off centre at the bottom and Old Kent Road is to the right.
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Re: Bricklayers Arms goods depot

Postby kiwi » Sat Oct 03, 2020 9:28 pm

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These were the “white vans” of the time. These, along with carts from the other railway companies, would be seen across London, collecting, and delivering goods for transport on the railways.
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Re: Bricklayers Arms goods depot

Postby Norbury boy » Tue Mar 16, 2021 5:22 pm

Whilst researching my late fathers life I found this section of the Bermondseyboy.
My father James Bowden (Jim) was a lifetime employee at Bricklayers Arms. Born in 1912, I assume he went straight to the depot from school. He worked there until being called up for the war in 1939, albeit he married in August 1939.
He returned to the depot, after the war, probably a lucky Jim, by surviving in one piece. He told me he learned to drive in the Army, but he never drove anything to my knowledge, unless something in the yard.
My mother was bombed out of Bermondsey and arrived in Norbury, my brother appearing in July 1943, so he must have had some home leave, before the final push.
From Norbury he would commute to South Bermondsey station or London Bridge. He saw Guys Hospital being built.
He was there when the freight was taken over by NFC, not taking any of the shares offered, but signing up for a pension. A few years later he took the offer of redundancy early sixties.
I remember his 90th and we took a photo which appeared in the NFC magazine.
He was never a drinker, but I know he did pre Xmas join the train at London Bridge, fell asleep and arrived beck at London Bridge, the loop line via Selhurst. He worked the overtime on the post pre Xmas.
My school had a skiing trip to Austria, I only managed to go because of the free rail ticket, in the 60’s.
After the Jubilee line was completed I took him on the tube to Bermondsey, it was like landing from a spaceship for him.
A Bermondsey boy and life at Bricklayers Arms story.

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Re: Bricklayers Arms goods depot

Postby kiwi » Thu Mar 18, 2021 11:36 pm

In the background, at the end of the left wire is Pages Walk School. The building in the far distance is Peveril House in Prioress Street.
Bricklayers Arms Railway Depot, 1964. Remember this well.  X.png
Bricklayers Arms Railway Depot, 1964. I Remember this well.


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