OLD KENT ROAD.

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Re: OLD KENT ROAD.

Postby Sean.Byrne » Sun Dec 15, 2019 11:10 pm

Interesting, I only noticed the twins on the poster. I had completely forgot that Charlie was one of the brothers. I did not remember Lew but just looked up his terrific record, 48-8-4

kiwi wrote:Nice picture of Henry, shame about the Krays,knowing them and Henry personally Henry would cringe at seeing this picture, the less we see of the Krays the better, plus they are not from South London. I see on the poster Lew Lazar was fighting Charlie Kray, Lew was a good fighter,in fact he knocked Kray out in that fight, who said good?. ;) I met Lew well after his fighting days only I knew some of his family from Stepney, the family name was Lazares and one of them played football for Leyton Orient & QPR.

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Re: OLD KENT ROAD.

Postby Sean.Byrne » Wed Dec 18, 2019 9:09 pm

I was fascinated to understand some of the history of our Old Kent Road. So much has transpired before our present day appreciation of OKR

Roman period
C1 Watling Street built by the Romans to connect Dover to London via Canterbury and on to Holyhead, Wales
Medieval Period
Now known as Kent Street (now Tabard Street). It adjoined Borough High Street.
C15? Pilgrims to shrine of Becket at Canterbury Cathedral stopped to water horses at stream on
Old Kent Road on Walworth Common. Place was known as St Thomas a Watering (now Thomas a Becket pub).
1415 Clergy of London met Henry V at St Thomas a Watering after his victory at Agincourt.
Tudor period
1539 Vicar of Wandsworth & others hung drawn & quartered at St Thomas a Watering
for denying Henry VIII’s supremacy over Rome in matters of faith in England.
Stuart period
1660 Charles II returned to London via the Kent Road on his restoration
Georgian period
Became known as Kent Road
1740 Last use of gallows at St Thomas a Watering
1750 Old Westminster Bridge built. Led to new roads to Elephant.
1751 Turnpike Trust upgraded a local footpath into New Kent Road
1789 Paragon by Michael Searles
1796 Surrey Square built by by Michael Searles off Kent Road
(circa) World Turned Upside Down established (145 Old Kent Road)
(circa) Kentish Drovers established
1807 Deaf and Dumb Asylum founded (68b Old Kent Road)
Regency period
1811 Surrey Canal opened- crossed Kent Road at Canal Bridge
1827 Licensed Victuallers' Asylum founded
1831 Lizzie Siddell moved to area with her family. Later to model for `Rossetti.
1833 South Metropolitan Gas works at Old Kent Road began. Coal supplied by canal.
Victorian period
Became known as Old Kent Road
1837 Cary’s map of London
1838 Christ Church built on Ruby Street North of Old Kent Road.
1844 Bricklayers Arms railway station opened
1845 Glengall Road built.
1852 Bricklayers Arms railway station closed. Replaced by engine sheds.
1856 Old Dun Cow opened (279 Old Kent Road). Gin palace with several rooms.
1861 Horse drawn Trams
1866 Old Kent Road railway station opened on South London Line (by current railway bridge)
1868 Old Christ Church closed to make way for new gas works
New Christ Church opened on South side of Old Kent Road
1871 East London Line linked with South London Line (closed in 1966)..
1877 Kent Street renamed Tabard Street
1890 Livesey Museum opened
1891 Albert Chevalier wrote Music Hall number Knock'd Em In The Old Kent Road

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Re: OLD KENT ROAD.

Postby kiwi » Thu Jan 23, 2020 2:27 am

Air raid damage at Old Kent Road garage. The only evidence of the bombing appears to be the small piles of rubble visible midground centre and right. Double and single deck buses are parked in and around the garage, together with a lorry (midground left).
Bowles Road, Old Kent Road Bus Garage, air raid damage 1940.  X.png
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Bowles Road,Old Kent Road Bus Garage 1940.
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Re: OLD KENT ROAD.

Postby kiwi » Sun Jan 26, 2020 11:06 pm

Old Kent Road Bus Garage, Bowles Road air raid damage 1940.
Old Kent Road Bus Garage, Bowles Road air raid damage 1940.  X.png
Bowles Road, Old Kent Road Bus Garage, air raid damage..png


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