OLD KENT ROAD.

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Old Kent Road-Canal Bridge

Postby fosney » Tue Feb 07, 2017 4:16 pm

Since the previous picture was taken the area has changed completely with the removal of the Old Canal Bridge the road has been re-aligned to make a duel carriageway
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Re: OLD KENT ROAD.

Postby kiwi » Tue Feb 07, 2017 9:15 pm

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Canal Bridge, Old Kent Road.

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Re: OLD KENT ROAD.

Postby kiwi » Wed Feb 08, 2017 10:03 pm

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Carters, Old Kent Road.near Marcia Road.
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This replaced Carters,is it still there?
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Re: OLD KENT ROAD.

Postby kiwi » Thu Feb 09, 2017 10:33 pm

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St George's Hall, 97- 99, Old Kent Road, Nov 1914.

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Re: Bricklayers Arms Old Kent Road

Postby kiwi » Sun Feb 12, 2017 1:40 am

To the left on the corner is the Library, just past the parked car on the left was an Ice Cream shop.We used to go in there & have an ice cream in a pint glass with Tizer or Cream Soda, mid to late 50s, does anyone know what the shop was called?
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No. 46 Tram in Great Dover Street with the junction with Bricklayers Arms, Bermondsey.
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WALERAN BUILDINGS, OLD KENT ROAD.

Postby kiwi » Sun Feb 12, 2017 10:46 am

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Small Building in Middle, World Turned Upside Down Pub.
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Now Waleran Flats.

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ELECTRIC THEATRE.

Postby kiwi » Tue Feb 14, 2017 4:42 am

On the corner of Old Kent Road and Trafalgar Avenue, the Camberwell Electric Theatre opened in 1911. It was a corner shop conversion in around 1918 it was re-named Nelson Electric Theatre. Always a silent cinema, it reverted to its original name before closing around 1931.
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ELECTRIC THEATRE. 388 Old Kent Road

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Old Kent Road

Postby fosney » Thu Feb 16, 2017 2:35 pm

Picture of The Old fire station Old Kent Road corner of Mina Road
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picture after completion
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Picture from 1909
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Re: OLD KENT ROAD.

Postby fosney » Tue Feb 21, 2017 3:39 pm

crosby34


Regarding the photo looking down Tower Bridge Rd from the Bricklayers Arms I can remember the warehouse next to the bus going up in flames in the early 60s and all the locals (including me) standing in tbr to watch the fire brigade fight a losing battle to stop it. That was a small taste of what the Blitz must have been like.

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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 grandmother 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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