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Great Dover Street

Postby fosney » Fri Feb 03, 2017 12:55 pm

Picture of Great Dover Street 1951 the trams are still running what an amazing sight the lack of cars
The Factory on the right was an Enginering Company If my memory is right can anyone recall the name ? and what is the building used for now as the main factory has now gone
At the junction with Trinity Street we find the Roebuck Pub and when I was young on the corner of Falmouth Road was the Otis Elevator factory, what can you recall !
Great Dover Street 1951.jpg

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Re: Great Dover Street

Postby kiwi » Fri Feb 03, 2017 8:30 pm

Smashing picture Joe.
Seeing the pictures of Dewrance’s Engineering in Great Dover Street, brought back some memories, when I went to school in Union Street, Borough. Having no money for the bus, I would run from Guinness’s in Pages Walk down passed Dewrance kicking a tennis ball back and forth against the factory wall, this would have been 1953/56. At that time, there was a big wide pavement along there so it was quite good. Funny how at that time you took no notice of the distance, you just got on with it, morning and evening; I guess it kept me fit.
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Looking out of the Roebuck Pub at what was Dewrance's Engineering,2015.

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Re: Great Dover Street.

Postby kiwi » Sun Feb 05, 2017 8:29 am

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J A STAYNER, GREAT DOVER STREET.

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Re: Great Dover Street

Postby fosney » Mon Feb 13, 2017 9:37 am

Posted by crosby 34

Attached is another photo, this time its a view of Great Dover Street from Globe St looking towards the bricklayers Arms




Great Dover St.jpg

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Re: Great Dover Street

Postby fosney » Mon Feb 13, 2017 9:46 am

crosby34 what a great picture of Great Dover Street keep them coming!

This picture I suspect is dated before 1933. My reasons for saying that are the tram stop is a give away. This type of stop was used by the Independant Transport companies that operated the system before London Transport Executive was formed in 1933 when all the stops were uniformed with the same insignia
The top of the building seen on the left of the picture I believe is the top of the Dewances Factory?

Todays picture Great Dover Street by Globe St with a tree lined street looking towards the Brick
Great Dover St Globe St.jpg

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Re: Great Dover Street

Postby fosney » Fri Feb 24, 2017 9:36 am

Great Dover StrGreat Dover Street facing towards the Borough to see how this area has changed.
In the old picture from 1950 we notice the lack of traffic, the Dover Castle pub can just be seen on the left as well as the Church in the distance and old buildings.
Today all has changed. The Dover Castle remains as does the Church but nothing else. The traffic congestion is beyond belief, the dreaded red lines have appeared.
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Re: Great Dover Street

Postby kiwi » Mon Apr 17, 2017 3:15 am

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Re: Great Dover Street

Postby kiwi » Sun Jul 02, 2017 11:38 pm

The Turnpike was created in 1750 as an improvement for traffic as a by-pass for the “Old” Kent Road route out of the Borough. The older route was renamed Tabard street and it as a close junction with the new road at both ends. The new route was driven across the Trinity Village Estate, belonging to Trinity House.
The Roebuck (dating from the original turnpike development) is probable the one shown in the Turnpike picture, notice the Stag on the roof which is no longer there. The present Roebuck Pub was built in the late c 1900s to replace the old one.
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Great Dover Street Turnpike, 1825
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ROEBUCK, TO THE RIGHT GREAT DOVER STREET. TO THE LEFT TRINITY ST.

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Re: Great Dover Street

Postby kiwi » Fri Jul 07, 2017 2:06 am

The Dover Castle, corner of Great Dover Street & Swan Street 2016..jpg
The Dover Castle, corner of Great Dover Street & Swan Street 2007.

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Re: Great Dover Street

Postby kiwi » Wed Oct 18, 2017 4:29 am

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The Black Horse Pub Corner of Great Dover Street/Blackhorse Street 2016
Black Horse St was originally Law Street and now separated by Tabard Street.


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