Spa Road

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Spa Road

Postby fosney » Wed Jan 18, 2017 8:05 pm

Spa Road Bakery

I have beeen asked by one of the members of the forum about old photos of Bermondsey and have come up with the idea of " Bermondsey Yesterday and Today "

My first picture is the queue outside the Spa Road Bakery in 1946.
I remember queueing for bread in that period a loaf was about 3d in real money and it was still warm when you took it home picking the end out the loaf and getting a clip round the ear for doing it!

Have you got any old pictures for the Yesterday and Today forum ?

It looks as though the trees had just been planted how they have grown in the last 50 years.

SPOT THE DIFFERENCE
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Spa Road Bakery in 1946
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spa bakery

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Spa Bakery

Postby bermondseyboy » Wed Jan 18, 2017 8:06 pm

Posted by jimmika

Great idea fosney keep up the good work my mum and her first husband had there reception in that pub after being married in the town hall he got killed in the war if he had'nt i would'nt be here now

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Re: Spa Bakery

Postby fosney » Sun Jan 29, 2017 4:40 pm

Posted by Rstupple2

I have beeen asked by one of the members of the forum about old photos of Bermondsey and have come up with the idea of " Bermondsey Yesterday and Today

My first picture is the queue outside the Spa Road Bakery in 1946.



I moved into the Neckinger Estate with my parents in 1952 who lived theren unti labout four years ago right opposite the Spa Bakery.The pub was the Queens Arms Nicked named Larbys whyi dont know ther used to be a Cafe, then the Bakery, then a fish Shops named Franks
then Another Pub the Rising Sun, and a pawn shop, I moved out in 1969 to get married.
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Spa Road

Postby fosney » Fri Feb 03, 2017 1:31 pm

Definitley a before and after picture.
Spa Road Terraces taken from the forum which was opposite the library.
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Bomb damage to these houses
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Spa Road 1956
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Re: Spa Road

Postby kiwi » Sat Feb 04, 2017 4:18 am

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Bermondsey Library, Spa Road,1960.

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Re: Spa Road

Postby fosney » Sat Feb 04, 2017 2:55 pm

Posteed by millylinseyst

Hi Fosney
Just to say thanks for several posts and photos over the last few weeks which have brought back memories the first one being the photo of the 68 tram which I used to get to and from Bermondsey Cental school to St James Church then when the trams finished the 188 bus. As regards to Spa Road bakery the 1946 picture jogged my memory and so do you remember Italian prisoners of war being imprisoned in a large building in Spa Road it was somewhere between Pearce Duffs and that bakery as I remember walking past this building and the italian prisoners used to be looking out of windows and standing on balconys. The views of old Abbey Street were interesting as my mum and dad were living there when they got married also the names and views of Millstream Road and Larnaca Street filled in gaps for me as because I am researching my family tree these streets were where my ancestors were born and lived there in the 19th century.
Thanks again
Millylinsey

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Re: Spa Road

Postby fosney » Sat Feb 04, 2017 2:58 pm

millylinseyst

Yes are I can rember the "Iti" prisoners of war in Spa Road all the kids used to hang about waiting to talk to them and the building they were housed in was the Old Salvation Army building now gone untill they were moved alsewhere. After a while they were free to go into the streets.
I can remember they used to make things and give them to the kids things such as rings.
Now if you can remember all this you are starting to give away you age like me!

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MITCHELL & SONS.

Postby kiwi » Fri Feb 17, 2017 6:30 am

Mitchell & Sons shop,96 Spa Road,Bermondsey,c.1935..jpg
Mitchell & Sons shop,96 Spa Road,Bermondsey,c.1935.

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Re: Spa Road

Postby fosney » Fri Feb 24, 2017 11:26 am

Posted by crosby34

A photograph looking towards Spa Rd from the park, this was taken in the early 60s. I think Alscot Rd is on the right leading into Spa Rd and the Town Hall or the Library is at the top of the photo.
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Re: Spa Road

Postby fosney » Fri Feb 24, 2017 11:53 am

Todays picture to compliment vossy53 picture outside the Town Hall
All has changed except the Post Box
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