OLD KENT ROAD.

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Re: OLD KENT ROAD.

Postby fosney » Fri Mar 03, 2017 4:05 pm

Posted bt bermondseygirl

My grandfather worked at the gas works in the Old Kent Road. When he retired they gave him a lovely wooden clock. My Uncle Jerry also worked there. In the war he was exempt from the forces as he had to continue working for the gas board. When there were bombings he had to enter the surrounding houses to make sure they were safe from gas leaks. He also got bodies out of the houses too.
My mother also worked for the gas board at the beginning of the second world war. Women had to do the mens jobs as they were away fighting. She was a gas meter money collecter. She loved that. She rode a bike. Once when we went past the gas ometer she said I used to go up there to collect my wages. In my childish mind I thought she had to climb up the gas ometer and the money came along like in those shops with the cash boxes on the wire. She was talking about the offices there. I always laugh at that.

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Re: OLD KENT ROAD.

Postby kiwi » Sat Mar 04, 2017 9:45 am

Hi Fosney (Joe) Re- the 1890 picture of Old Kent Road.
Strangely enough I posted the very same picture on the old site with the same question,unfortunately I never got the answer. My first thought was the same as you going on the pub, the Duke of Kent on the corner of Charlotte Street now Rowcross Street. Then I tried to remember all the pubs that had a sign on a post outside and could only remember one The Swan. Of course this would have been years after this photo was taken and the post could have disappeared by then so I’m none the wiser. So at the moment unless someone comes along with the answer I’ll stick with that. Kiwi ( Ray).

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Re: OLD KENT ROAD.

Postby kiwi » Sat Mar 04, 2017 9:55 am

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The Old Kent Road Baths 1906, by all accounts It even had a well designed Turkish bath in one of the departments.

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Re: OLD KENT ROAD.

Postby fosney » Sat Mar 04, 2017 2:36 pm

Old Kent Road
I am sure that the John Edgington works in Old Kent Road was familiar to most of us.
Founded in 1805 the company manufactured a wide variety of product from tents ,flags, banners, Parpaulins and Ropes and durring the war shrouds for civilan dead.
In 1878 they entered into a contract with The Prison Commissioners to produce and supply hangmans ropes untill the last hanging in 1964.
The factory occupied a vast area in Old Kent Road and was built mostly of wood and was removed in 1967 to make way for the Bricklayers Arms Flyover
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Re: OLD KENT ROAD.

Postby kiwi » Sun Mar 05, 2017 7:03 am

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Edgington, Also Tooley Street.
The Old Kent Road shop was removed in 1967 to make way for the Bricklayers Arms flyover. The original shop front can be seen at Woburn Abbey.
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Re: OLD KENT ROAD.

Postby fosney » Sun Mar 05, 2017 10:06 am

n 22 11 6:54 AM

Old Kent Road Astoria Old Kent Road with some picture updates for the building.
The first picture shows the Cinema before closure.
This is what we have today
Demolition has began

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Re: OLD KENT ROAD.

Postby fosney » Sun Mar 05, 2017 11:37 am

Posted by deegs


Fosney,
These might be difficult to get corresponding current views of, but I'm sure you love a big challenge. From the other end of the Old Kent Road (and straying into New Cross a little), these have just been posted on the Millwall fansite House of Fun by Gazza: -

1. Old Kent Road/ New Cross Road
2. The Den and Greyhound Track
3. New Cross Hospital. Circa 1969
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Re: OLD KENT ROAD.

Postby fosney » Sun Mar 05, 2017 11:47 am

Posted by deegs

wo more of the Old Kent Road. Here's the link on Flickr: - http://www.flickr.com/photos/47075334@N ... otostream/


1.Old Kent Road January 1967. From Ambleside Point looking south west. Old Kent Road in foreground and ABC Cinema (opened in 1937 as the REGAL CINEMA ) demolished in 1981. Building in centre of photograph is the Licenced Victuallers Asylum, built in 1837 in Asylum Road. Building to left is Leo Street School. Extreme left is a view showing the construction of Windermere Point.

2. Old Kent Road January 1967. From Ambleside Point showing the A2 south east towards Lewisham
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Re: OLD KENT ROAD.

Postby fosney » Sun Mar 05, 2017 11:53 am

The Den and Greyhound Track
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Re: OLD KENT ROAD.

Postby fosney » Sun Mar 05, 2017 11:55 am

Last in the pictures to compliment deegs pictures, looking towards Asylum Road and site of Regal Cinema

A Leo Street
B Gervasse Street
C Old Kent Road
D Asylum Road
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