OLD KENT ROAD.

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Re: OLD KENT ROAD.

Postby fosney » Tue Feb 21, 2017 4:41 pm

crosby34

Funny you should mention the old warehouse In Tower Bridge Road by the bus stop, it's jogged my memory. My grandnother lived in Harold Estate and at the start of the war if we were there when the warning siren went off everyone made their way to to the warehouse to take cover (and that is the reason I know it was used for sugar storage for Hartley) thinking about it you might as well have stood in the street, for if the place was struck by a bomb we were all brown bread anyway

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Re: OLD KENT ROAD.

Postby kiwi » Tue Feb 21, 2017 10:22 pm

Two men at work in the retort house of the South Metropolitan Gas Company in Old Kent Road London, 29th August 1933.
The South Metropolitan Gas Works in 1833 which was supplied from the Thames by coal. The Coal was placed in lighters and transported to the works through the Surrey Canal, managed by the Livesey family, first the father and then by his son George Livesey, a local benefactor who founded The Livesey Institute which has now closed.
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RESURRECTION HOUSE.

Postby kiwi » Tue Feb 21, 2017 10:29 pm

Resurrection House, 155 Old Kent Road, SE1.
In the early-18th century, the Rolls family of The Grange in nearby Bermondsey acquired a significant amount of land around Old Kent Road. The last significant remnant of their involvement is the detached White House between the Peabody Estate buildings, built by Searles in the 1790s. The original railings and ironwork survive in the current development at No. 155. The house was later occupied by Searles and became the management office of the Rolls family trust estates.
This is where you will now find Dynamic Gospel Ministries. This is one of many independent churches in the area, most of them apparently catering for the Nigerian Community.
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Resurrection House. 2016.

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Re: OLD KENT ROAD.

Postby fosney » Wed Feb 22, 2017 10:26 am

I'm sure we all remember going to East Lane on Sunday morning but who can remember George Carter's shop at the Old Kent Road end of East Street will this bring the memories flooding back?

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Re: OLD KENT ROAD.

Postby fosney » Wed Feb 22, 2017 10:31 am

I'm sure we all remember going to East Lane on Sunday morning but who can remember George Carter's shop at the Old Kent Road end of East Street will this bring the memories flooding back?

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Posted by rstupple2

Hello Joe was there not a Top hat on the clock on the front of George Carters or am I having a senior moment. Rick

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Re: OLD KENT ROAD.

Postby fosney » Wed Feb 22, 2017 10:42 am

Old kent Road

All change from what I remember the shops have gone but the old fire station remains

Thats progres
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Re: OLD KENT ROAD.

Postby fosney » Wed Feb 22, 2017 10:45 am

Rick

Your OK you have not lost the plot yet but it looks like a Bowler hat not a top had
your memory is not fading thats a certainty
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Re: OLD KENT ROAD.

Postby fosney » Wed Feb 22, 2017 11:39 am

Posted by tingle

I'm sure that the bowler hat on top of the Carter's clock moved up & down once an hour

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Re: OLD KENT ROAD.

Postby fosney » Wed Feb 22, 2017 12:14 pm

Posted by crosby34

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Bricklayers Arms

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Re: OLD KENT ROAD.

Postby fosney » Wed Feb 22, 2017 12:17 pm

tingle was right about the clock at George Carter's have just read quote-

George Carter and Sons emporiom with its famous clock where the hat was raised on the striking of the hour.

Makes one wonder what they done with the clock when the building was demolished


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