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Re: Tower Bridge Road

Postby kiwi » Mon May 01, 2017 11:16 pm

At some point around 1890, Alfred Hitchcock (b. 1860) (uncle of film director Alfred Hitchcock) opened a fishmonger and poultry shop at 79 Bermondsey New Road, where he lived with his wife Emma and son, Alfred Charles. In 1894, he was fined for selling geese which were "unfit for the food of man”. The property is currently a Greggs outlet, Greggs acquired the property in 1995.The road changed its name between the 1903 and 1904 Electoral Registers, to Tower Bridge Road.
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GREGGS, TOWER BRIDGE ROAD.

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Re: Tower Bridge Road

Postby kiwi » Tue May 02, 2017 3:06 am

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Abbey Buildings from Tower Bridge Road Bermondsey in 1976.

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Re: Tower Bridge Road

Postby kiwi » Mon May 29, 2017 4:08 am

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Re: Tower Bridge Road

Postby Macky » Sun Jun 11, 2017 5:02 pm

Not many histories of this area, try this one:

Elephant Boys: Tales of London and Los Angeles Underworlds Paperback – 5 Oct 2000

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Elephant-Boys- ... 1840182954

This volume recalls the turbulent and often brutal life of south London's infamous McDonald family, taking the reader on a journey from the Elephant and Castle in the early 1920s to the crime-riddled Los Angeles of the mid-1960s. This account aims to bring to life the personal history of Charles "Wag" McDonald's involvement in the Epsom Riot and in the racecourse gang warfare which led to his hasty departure for America. Wag's diary is used to bring to life the story of the experiences that followed: travelling in Alaska where he guarded salmon traps against pirates; as a bodyguard to Charlie Chaplin; and operating at the heart of the Los Angeles underworld and underbelly of Tinseltown. The author has uncovered information on the McDonald and Sabini families and provides insights into some of the most notorious criminals, like Billy Kimber, "Mad" Frankie Fraser and the Richardson brothers. The author, who was himself involved in the struggle for control of London's underworld, has first-hand knowledge of many villains - past and present - and relates the stories with help from the family archives.

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Re: Tower Bridge Road

Postby kiwi » Fri Jun 23, 2017 11:21 am

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The George Pub in Tower Bridge Road (Bricklayers Arms) on Christmas Eve 2016.
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GEORGE PUB TOWER BRIDGE ROAD 2016

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Re: Tower Bridge Road

Postby kiwi » Sat Oct 28, 2017 1:39 am

Tower Bridge Road Bermondsey in 1954. The Horseshoe Pub In background. Not a church steeple just a stanchion of the stall. (BermondseyBeat).
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TOWER BRIDGE ROAD 1954

I can remember my brother Bobby (Hamilton) having a drink in the Horseshoe Pub one Sunday night with Russ Conway and Wee Willy Harris, they knew each other from performing in the local pubs, Willy was also a good piano player. This would have been the late 50s early 60s and Russ Conway even played the piano that night. Russ had a number of hit records playing the piano, two that come to mind are Side Saddle and Roulette. At that time, it was Russ’s way of escaping from the limelight and pressure and just being himself. In 1960 Willy and Russ where both on tour together.
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Wee Willie Harris (born Charles William Harris, 25 March 1933, Bermondsey
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RUSS CONWAY 1962,BRISTOL BORN (1925-2000).

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Re: Tower Bridge Road

Postby kiwi » Wed Dec 06, 2017 3:48 am

Mods day out? :| Sooner have one of Rossi’s Ice Creams. :D.
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