OLD KENT ROAD.

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Re: OLD KENT ROAD.

Postby kiwi » Wed Nov 15, 2017 3:14 am

World Turned Upside Down Pub  c1910.  X.jpg
World Turned Upside Down Pub c1910
World Turned Upside Down Pub 2008,Old Kent Road..jpg
World Turned Upside Down Pub 2008,Old Kent Road.
World Turned Upside Down Pub site in 2017..jpg
World Turned Upside Down Pub site in 2017

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Re: OLD KENT ROAD.

Postby kiwi » Thu Nov 16, 2017 2:04 am

CASTLE x.jpg
THE CASTLE OLD KENT ROAD. X.jpg
THE CASTLE OLD KENT ROAD

WAS THE CASTLE TAVERN,changed in 1985. not sure what it is now but anything would be a improvment. X.jpg
WAS THE CASTLE TAVERN,changed in 1985. not sure what it is now but anything would be an improvement.
This is the site of The Castle Pub in 2017..jpg
This is the site of The Castle Pub in 2017
Old Kent Road,Castle Tavern..jpg
Old Kent Road,Castle Tavern
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Re: WILLIAM COOPER LTD

Postby kiwi » Thu Nov 16, 2017 2:51 am

While others were putting up corrugated iron churches or civic centres, the staff of William Cooper Limited, based in Old Kent Road, cornered the market in cheap, prefabricated agriculture buildings, including the Ballintomb Cottage. Cost Approximately 425 Pound.
Ballintomb Cottage, a 1914 William Cooper Corrugated Iron house at Dulnain Bridge, Speyside, Scotland. This building is still there to-day (2017) and still a Home.
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Re: OLD KENT ROAD.

Postby kiwi » Fri Nov 24, 2017 2:32 am

The Genevieve Film (1953) Being Filmed in Old Kent Road, Bermondsey.
I think the lorries in the background are turning into Dunton Road with the Dun Cow Pub on the corner.
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1953

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Re: OLD KENT ROAD.

Postby kiwi » Sat Dec 02, 2017 5:01 am

122 Old Kent Rd & 700 Old Kent Road, Fowlds family run shops. This is William Fowlds during WW1. They started from a workshop in East St. The Company is still going strong after 140+ years, now in Addington Square, Camberwell. (2017).
Old Kent Road,Fowlds family run shops.   X.jpg
Old Kent Road,Fowlds family run shops.
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Old Kent Road. 9 pieces of upholstered chairs and sofa for 6 pounds, 19 shillings and 6 pence!" Our prices are still almost as fair!
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Re: OLD KENT ROAD.

Postby kiwi » Mon Dec 04, 2017 2:29 am

RISING SUN, 799 OLD KENT ROAD..jpg
Rising Sun, 799 Old Kent Road. I think this was near where Hillbeck Close is today.?

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Re: OLD KENT ROAD.

Postby kiwi » Wed Dec 06, 2017 9:56 am

Old Kent Road Picture House, Bricklayers Arms.jpg
Old Kent Road Picture House, Bricklayers Arms.
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42-44 OLD KENT ROAD.

The Old Kent Picture House opened in February 1910, with 1,450 seats, all on a single floor. In 1918, it was enlarged by adding a balcony and a Hill pipe organ with 2Manuals had been installed.
Further rebuilding raised the roof, enlarged the balcony and the auditorium, and this was to the plans of noted cinema architect Edward Albert Stone. It re-opened as a 1,993-seat cinema in November 1926.
Taken over by the United Picture Theatres circuit in January 1928, they were taken over by Gaumont Theatres from July 1930. The Old Kent Picture House was closed by bombing during World War II, but had re-opened by 1944.
By 1947 it was known as the Picture House, and was a very early closure by the Rank Organisation on 27th October 1956 with Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis in "Pardners" and Tom Conway in "Breakaway".
The building was demolished to form part of a new road scheme which became the site of the Bricklayers Arms flyover.

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Re: OLD KENT ROAD.

Postby kiwi » Fri Dec 08, 2017 2:24 am

Inside The Bricklayers Arms Pub,Old Kent Road..jpg
Inside The Bricklayers Arms Pub,Old Kent Road. Maybe someone will know the gentleman?
Bricklayers' Arms, this site has always been associated with that famous hostelry, and early records show that a well was once situated here where travellers to London stopped to water or change their horses when calling at the inn. Later the site became one of the largest horse omnibus yards in the metropolis, and many of the picturesque "knifeboard" vehicles set out from here. The Old Kent Road, once part of the old Pilgrims Way, has always been in fact, one of the main highways into London and for many years Royal and Illustrious travellers made the Bricklayers' Arms a special halting place for ceremonial entrances to the capital. A special railway station was erected later for the reception of distinguished visitors, and here Prince Albert was received when he first visited Queen Victoria. The Emperor Napoleon and the Empress Eugenie also alighted from the train at this spot, when paying a visit at the time of the Crimean War.

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Re: OLD KENT ROAD.

Postby kiwi » Mon Jan 15, 2018 8:43 am

A scene inside the Castle Tavern in the Old Kent Road, London, c.1926. X.jpg
A scene inside the Castle Tavern in the Old Kent Road.
Two young boys playing golf on a makeshift course off the Old Kent Road.jpg
Two young boys playing golf on a makeshift course off the Old Kent Road.

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Re: OLD KENT ROAD.

Postby kiwi » Thu Jan 18, 2018 9:15 pm

FC Pursers, VW Cars, showroom in the Old Kent Road, (Opposite Avondale Square flats) Mr Purser was at one time the Millwall F.C Chairman.
Mr Purser, V W Cars, Old Kent Road..jpg
Mr Purser, V W Cars, Old Kent Road.


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