Grange Road

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kiwi
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Re: Grange Road

Postby kiwi » Sun Mar 12, 2017 11:34 am

HI EVERYONE

RE-Last Posting, Evalina Hospital big bay window & balcony, now been told this was probable in Hither Green Hospital Lewisham, sorry about that.

Having been born in Guy's Hospital in1942, I can remember walking from Pages Walk to Guy's and getting a free cup of OXO or BOVRIL, can't remember which, I must have been about six or seven can anyone else recall that. I remember going over London Bridge to the Monument and then walking along the Fish Market to Tower Bridge. Also walking to Southwark Park, stopping at the mat slide in St James on the way. What surprises me reading other members stories, are the distances and places we all walked to as kid's. We had no worries no fear, how the world has changed, there’s some truth in the saying “the good old days”. I don’t know if anyone has mentioned the Hot Roasted Chestnut’s we used to buy outside the Globe Picture House in Old Kent Road, they were really great after coming out of the pictures especially if you hadn’t paid to get in. Can anyone remember if the man that sold them rode a bike or pushed a barrow, also how much a bag did they cost. While I’m around the Bricklayers Arms, could anyone tell me the name of the ice cream shop in Great Dover Street just down from the Library. We used to go in there quite a lot to get a glass full of Tizer topped up with ice cream.


KIWI

fosney
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Re: Grange Road

Postby fosney » Sun Mar 12, 2017 11:55 am

Posted by bermondseygirl


Hi Dickemint50
I must have been in that queue for the smallpox vacination. As you say it was very long. It was also very nasy. I wasnt vacinated for smallpox as a child as my mums sister had been vacinated in Bermondsey as a small child and she had the most enormous mark on her arm. My mum didnt want my arm scared. I went on my on accord to get the vacine as scared of getting the illness. As you say there was an outbreak. My scar wasnt that bad compared to my aunts. Glad I had it done then and not as a small child as my arms look bad enough now through age without a big scar on it as well!

Bermondseygirl

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Re: Grange Road

Postby fosney » Sun Mar 12, 2017 12:02 pm

Posted by Bermondseygal


Hi Fosney!

I don't remember Griffin Bros tailors but my aunt (my dad's sister Grace Brown, nee Longworth) worked as a seamstress for Griffins!

Lesley

You can take the girl out of Bermondsey but you can't take Bermondsey out of the girl!

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Re: Grange Road

Postby fosney » Sun Mar 12, 2017 12:05 pm

bermondseygal

Do you realise that your Aunt Grace was probably the one that made my suit, what a small world.

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Re: Grange Road

Postby fosney » Sun Mar 12, 2017 12:21 pm

Posted by bermondseygal


bermondseygal Do you realise that your Aunt Grace was probably the one that made my suit, what a small world.

-fosney


Fosney...I bet there's a good chance aunt Grace did make your suit!
My mum told me aunt Grace was a good seamstress so hopefully your suit was well made!

Lesley

You can take the girl out of Bermondsey but you can't take Bermondsey out of the girl!

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Re: Grange Road

Postby fosney » Sun Mar 12, 2017 1:36 pm

Posted by Jezfeeney


i had many a trip to The Solarium circa 1967-70. from memory there was dental surgery on the top floor. remember the old fashioned gas being administered and blacking out. i'm sure your right about jabs...certain i had some inoculations there. great photos. thanks for taking the time to post them.

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Re: Grange Road

Postby fosney » Tue Mar 14, 2017 3:20 pm

Grange Road

Picture from outside the old Cinema
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fosney
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Re: Grange Road

Postby fosney » Tue Mar 14, 2017 3:54 pm

Grange Road

Again we return to the Spa Road and Grange Road junction with a picture from a different angle giving more detail of the shops that stood by the bus stop.

We can just see the end of The New Tanners Arms which used to be on the corner of Ernest Street the shop next door being Griffin Brothers Tailors Shop and then Ruebens The Newagent I am still unaware what the next shop was.
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paperboy
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Re: Grange Road

Postby paperboy » Tue Mar 14, 2017 8:36 pm

I remember the story of the skeleton being found in Canon Murnane Road. Was it a WW2 victim? I seem to recall that it was reported as being much earlier than that.

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Re: Grange Road

Postby paperboy » Tue Mar 14, 2017 8:45 pm

The picture of St Luke's brought back a memory.

I was a member of the 22nd Bermondsey Cub Pack which held pack meetings in the basement of St Paul's Church in Keyse Road during the late 1950s. The pack was run by a husband and wife and son team. The head of the pack (the husband) was Baloo, his wife was Akela but I can't remember what we called the son. (I was about 8 at the time!) I think they all lived in the Deptford area but I could be completely wrong about that. I had to call them at home as part of my Guide Badge tasks and I think I was calling a Deptford number from the phone box in the forefront of The New Neckinger Estate in Spa Road.

Baloo died around 1958 and his funeral service was held in St Luke's. The whole pack went, all in uniform of course. I had been to Boutcher Infants but had never set foot inside St Luke's until then, and never since then! Akela went on to run the cub pack.


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