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Royal Fort Grange road

Posted: Wed Jan 25, 2017 9:36 pm
by kiwi
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Royal Fort 131 Grange Road,Bermondsey,c 1920.

Grange Road

Posted: Sat Feb 11, 2017 12:07 pm
by fosney
Grange Road (Yesterday & Today)

Picture taken from the corner of Bacon grove

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Grange Road from Bacon grove.jpg
The same area today, the only thing thats the same is the bus stop

Re: Grange Road (Yesterday & Today)

Posted: Sat Feb 11, 2017 12:29 pm
by fosney
Another picture of Grange Road taken from the top of The Grange looking at the same area. The old swimming baths can be seen to the right of the picture

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Grange Road today from the grange.jpg
Again the same area today from The Grange


Posted: Sun Feb 12, 2017 12:16 am
by kiwi
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Grange Road Baths.jpg
I think this is before it opened?

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The small pool at Grange Road baths, Bermondsey, built 1927 >>>>>>>

Re: Grange Road (Yesterday & Today)

Posted: Sun Feb 12, 2017 10:47 am
by kiwi
Bermondsey Constitutional Club Grange Road and Alscott Road. The Club was closely aligned to the Conservative Party with members having to pledge their support .Established in 1883 and was disbanded in 1979.
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Picture of the original building which I remember being used as a sawmill
during and after the war (fosney)
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what stands on this site today

Re: Grange Road (Yesterday & Today)

Posted: Sun Feb 12, 2017 11:12 am
by fosney
Posted by freddie

Earlier than the 70's - looks very 50's but probably early 60's. The newest car is the Ford Consul/Zephyr/Zodiac mark 2 (1958-62). Also look at the zebra crossing and compare to this photo from the opposite direction in taken March 1969:
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The Horns stood opposite the swimming Baths and was on the corner of The Grange
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Same area today with white van entering The Grange

Re: Grange Road

Posted: Sun Feb 12, 2017 12:37 pm
by fosney
freddies picture from 1969 of Grange Road with The Grange on the right past the pub is also a classic for its time, since it was taken the whole area had changed and is now unrecognisable except for the zebra crosssing and the old shops at the corner of The Grange.

Once again in my youth I can remember the shop at the corner with The Grange being a motor service shop with the workshops on the left as you enter The Grange

Re: Grange Road

Posted: Sun Feb 12, 2017 12:41 pm
by fosney
Posted by crosby34

I think I remember it being a garage (at least up until the 70s possibly into the 80s). As you say the garage doors were in the Grange with a shop front in Grange Rd?.

Re: Grange Road

Posted: Sun Feb 12, 2017 1:17 pm
by fosney
Posted by rstupple2

Hi Joe Yes I can remember the motor service shop, dont remember the name of it though.

Re: Grange Road (Yesterday & Today)

Posted: Mon Feb 13, 2017 10:18 am
by fosney
Posted by rstupple2

Todays picture looking towards Spa Road and Grange Road.
I would agree with freddie that the original picture by crosby34 is circa 1950. The building on the corner of Spa Road had gone but the others including the pub "New Tanners Arms" remain, the end of Bermondsey Baths can be seen and in the distance we can see the houses that stood opposite the Boucher School.
With todays picture all that remains unchanged is the zebra crossing and the corner shop at the end of Woodlands Place which used to lead down to the old BBC washhouse the shop is now Tandoori which I am sure in my younger days was a bakers then

Hi Joe your comments on Woodlands place bring back a lot of memories some very sad,
Lost Mum only a few months ago, She used to go to the BBC Washhouse with the weeks laundery. it was my job every Tuesday morning on the way to Webb Street School then Bacon's In Grange road, to book a machine for her on tuesday evening, She would take it down when she got in from work, start it off, then come prepare the tea, and go back to finish it off. We did not appricate what they did for us.
Also the Tandoori was a bakers & a cafe when I went swimming in the baths in the late fifties
After we come out used to go to the Bakery who sold slices of Bread pudding the sizes being 1d-2d and if you was well off 3d could last all day on that. It was always called Dustmans wedding cake. LOVELY. Rick
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Looking at Grange Road from the junction with Spa Road although the picture is not that clear we can see all the buildings that stood in that part of grange Road including the steeple oof St pauls Church
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Shop on the end of Woodlands Place
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Todays View