OLD KENT ROAD.

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Re: OLD KENT ROAD.

Postby kiwi » Wed Oct 12, 2022 8:49 pm

Gas Works, Old Kent Road.   X..png
Old Kent Road c1904.  X..png
C1904.
GAS WORKS, OLD KENT ROAD 1851. X.jpg
1851.
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Re: OLD KENT ROAD.

Postby kiwi » Sat Jan 28, 2023 10:53 pm

Old Kent Road, Charlie Chaplin and his wife outside Edgington’s snooker tables show room.
Old Kent Road, Charlie Chaplin and his wife outside Edgington’s snooker tables show room.   X.png
Old Kent Road, same location 2022. Resurrection House left.   X..jpg
Old Kent Road, same location 2022. Resurrection House left.

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Re: OLD KENT ROAD.

Postby kiwi » Mon Feb 13, 2023 3:47 am

Old Kent Road bus garage, the last bus to run in before the garage closed on 25th November 1958, as staff and crews say farewell to the garage.
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Old Kent Road bus garage, the last bus to run in before the garage closed on 25th November 1958.  X.png

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Re: OLD KENT ROAD.

Postby kiwi » Sun Feb 26, 2023 10:06 am

9 Old Kent Road, Lord Nelson Pub to the left.  X..png
Old Kent Road, Lord Nelson Pub to the left.
9  Old Kent Road, Lord Nelson Pub to the left, same location 2022.   X..png
Old Kent Road, same location 2022.

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Re: OLD KENT ROAD/LEO STREET.

Postby kiwi » Tue Mar 07, 2023 5:02 am

Old Kent Road, Regal Cinema bottom middle.    X..png
Old Kent Road, Regal Cinema bottom middle.

Left is Leo Street School, the big building and square in the middle are, The Asylum and Caroline Gardens. Originally known as the Licensed Victuallers Benevolent Institution Asylum. However, despite being called an asylum, the grade-II-listed site was not a home for lunatics, instead more a sanctuary and it was in fact an old folk’s home for retired pub landlords (or “decayed members of the trade” as they were known at the time)."
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Re: OLD KENT ROAD.

Postby briancreasey44 » Tue Mar 07, 2023 10:01 am

kiwi wrote:Old Kent Road, Regal Cinema bottom middle. X..png
Left is Leo Street School, the big building and square in the middle are, The Asylum and Caroline Gardens. Originally known as the Licensed Victuallers Benevolent Institution Asylum. However, despite being called an asylum, the grade-II-listed site was not a home for lunatics, instead more a sanctuary and it was in fact an old folk’s home for retired pub landlords (or “decayed members of the trade” as they were known at the time)."


Hi Ray,

That photo would have been taken from one of the three tower blocks being constructed on the Tustin Estate, around the late 60's.
My sisters went to the school, known as Collingwood girls school by then.
When I worked at the TV shop in the OKR, we had a lot of elderly customers living in Caroline Gardens... Given how much the local area was run down by the early 80's, the grounds within Caroline Gardens always looked nice, especially with the well kept flower beds!
The central 'chapel' was no longer in use, but with it's stripped back to bare brickwork look, it is now a popular venue for weddings and music.
Over the Christmas period, I watched a 'no audience' concert performed by Joan Armatrading, recorded in the chapel... if you like Joan, it's definitely worth a watch - brilliant!
Looking Through The Knothole In Granny’s Wooden Leg!

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Re: OLD KENT ROAD.

Postby kiwi » Tue Mar 14, 2023 3:22 am

briancreasey44 wrote:
kiwi wrote:Old Kent Road, Regal Cinema bottom middle. X..png
Left is Leo Street School, the big building and square in the middle are, The Asylum and Caroline Gardens. Originally known as the Licensed Victuallers Benevolent Institution Asylum. However, despite being called an asylum, the grade-II-listed site was not a home for lunatics, instead more a sanctuary and it was in fact an old folk’s home for retired pub landlords (or “decayed members of the trade” as they were known at the time)."


Hi Ray,

That photo would have been taken from one of the three tower blocks being constructed on the Tustin Estate, around the late 60's.
My sisters went to the school, known as Collingwood girls school by then.
When I worked at the TV shop in the OKR, we had a lot of elderly customers living in Caroline Gardens... Given how much the local area was run down by the early 80's, the grounds within Caroline Gardens always looked nice, especially with the well kept flower beds!
The central 'chapel' was no longer in use, but with it's stripped back to bare brickwork look, it is now a popular venue for weddings and music.
Over the Christmas period, I watched a 'no audience' concert performed by Joan Armatrading, recorded in the chapel... if you like Joan, it's definitely worth a watch - brilliant!


Hi Brian, two pictures of Collingwood School, a long shot but maybe your sisters are in them. :)
Leo Street, Collingwood School 1964.  X..jpg
Leo Street, Collingwood School 1964.
Leo Street, Collingwood School, c1966. 1 X..jpg
Leo Street, Collingwood School, c1966.

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Re: OLD KENT ROAD.

Postby kiwi » Sat Apr 01, 2023 12:35 am

LEO STREET. X..png
Leo Street, Collingwood School,1965.  1  X..jpg
Leo Street, Collingwood School,1965, Class 1C.
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Re: OLD KENT ROAD.

Postby kiwi » Mon Apr 10, 2023 2:28 am

Old Kent Road (just) The Windsor Café was on the corner of White Post Lane, seen here as a beer wholesaler.   X..jpg
Old Kent Road (just) The Windsor Café was on the
corner of White Post Lane, seen here as a beer wholesaler.
Old Kent Road, showing the bathroom and toilet fittings showroom of Eastman Bros, c1950. Location, best guess Leo Street right.  X..png
Old Kent Road, showing the bathroom and toilet fittings
showroom of Eastman Bros, c1950. Location, best guess Leo Street right.

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Re: OLD KENT ROAD.

Postby kiwi » Fri Jun 09, 2023 1:02 am

Old Kent Road,1906. Miss E Butt.  1 X..jpg
Old Kent Road,1906. Miss E Butt.


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