Ilderton Road

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Ilderton Road

Postby fosney » Sat Mar 04, 2017 4:17 pm

Ilderton Road
Today we go to South Bermondsey in my youth it was known as the Posher part of Bermondsey.
We are in IIderton Road in 1964 with the pub on the corner of Verney Road and the old houses still standing, but whats this all about the road is flooded can anyone remember what this was all about?.
The houses on both sides of the road have now all gone to the right redevelopment has taken place but on the left it is still a graveyard for old vehicles and has been as long as I can remember.
Can you remember this area and tell us about it?. The route to Millwall for many of us
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Re: Ilderton Road

Postby fosney » Sun Mar 05, 2017 10:03 am

Ilderton Road

Picture of the 1964 flooding in Ilderton Road
I have been informed by philedna a member of the forum that the flooding in the picture was caused by a burst water main first hand knowledge as his wife as child lived in this area at the time.

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Re: Ilderton Road

Postby fosney » Sat Mar 11, 2017 11:18 am

Posted by Thameson


Aug 7 11 12:00 PM

Ilderton Road. Many thanks for posting this. Sorry if I wallow in nostalgia a bit. I lived in one of those houses until I was nine. My Dad always said we lived in the posh bit and jokingly pronounced it BerMONsea. You're actually looking at (taking the Cliftonville Tavern as 128) Nos. 126,124 and 122. Opposite the rubbadub, was a sweet shop on the corner of Zampa Road where, when we moved, the old terraced houses were being demolished. I seem to remember a co- op general shop (probably RACS back then) in that vicinity. The kids I knew that lived in that area were being moved to posh new flats in Peckham! Whatever replaced the old Victorian terraces, must have only lasted about 30 years, being demolished to build the New Den. On the corner opposite the school was a small church which had a cub scout troop, the uniform had a dark blue jumper instead of the usual green. My Mum stayed up half the night to knit me a jumper and after a few attendances I told her I didn't want to go any more! I remember Verney Road as fairly leafy with pleasant houses. We used to play in the park on the corner of Verney /Varcoe Road and on the large bomb-site opposite the park. There was a huge wall at the back of the bomb-site, behind which was the canal. The water looked very scarey if you were brave enough to scale the wall (it was rumoured that that a kid had drowned in the canal). Various family get-togethers were held at 'The Barkworth'. To the left of the Junior School (which I attended and learnt Italic writing) just out of sight, was the bridge over the canal. The River was still thriving then and I remember a huge wharf on the canal which imported timber.

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Re: Ilderton Road

Postby fosney » Sun Mar 12, 2017 10:13 am

IIderton Road

Picture of the former Baptist Church in IIderton Road now Christ Apostolic Church picture before they decide to develop this area

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Re: Ilderton Road

Postby kiwi » Mon May 15, 2017 1:50 am

Cliftonville Tavern ILDERTON ROAD BERMONDSEY. X.jpg
Cliftonville Tavern ILDERTON ROAD BERMONDSEY.
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Site of The Cliftonville Tavern Pub. ILDERTON ROAD, 2017.

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Re: Ilderton Road

Postby kiwi » Tue May 16, 2017 9:54 pm

Ilderton Road 277- 294 Bermondsey in1960's.jpg
Ilderton Road 277- 294 Bermondsey in1960's.
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Ilderton Road Bermondsey

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Re: ILDERTON ROAD

Postby kiwi » Tue May 23, 2017 3:45 am

ILDERTON ROAD 227-272 IN THE 1960S.jpg
ILDERTON ROAD 227-272 IN THE 1960s

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Re: Ilderton Road

Postby kiwi » Tue May 30, 2017 3:59 am

Ilderton Road between Rollins Street and Sharratt Street Bermondsey X.jpg
Ilderton Road between Rollins Street and Sharratt Street Bermondsey
ILDERTON ROAD BRIDGE 1975 X.jpg
ILDERTON ROAD BRIDGE 1975

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Re: Ilderton Road

Postby kiwi » Wed May 31, 2017 9:25 pm

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ILDERTON ROAD, TOYES FISH & CHIP SHOP. Is that New Cross Hospital in the background?
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ILDERTON ROAD, BRAMCOTE GROVE HEADING TOWARDS ROTHERHITHE NEW ROAD 1960s

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Re: Ilderton Road

Postby briancreasey44 » Fri Jun 02, 2017 2:02 pm

Hi Kiwi,

The photos of Ilderton Rd (between Rollins St and Sharratt St) and Ilderton Rd Bridge are exactly how I remember the area as a kid!
'Ye Odds and Ye Sods' at the beginning of the bridge was run by Dolly, with the Bridge Cafe next door.
Charlie, if I remember correctly ran the other second hand shop with Fred's sweet shop next to that.
the shop next to Fred's was always boarded up when I was a kid, but may have been a bakers before that?
our doctors surgery (Dr Freitas) was next going up the hill followed by Mrs Shure's (auntie Vye's) house. She was a lovely old school, no nonsense Bermondsey old girl who's claim to fame was being mentioned on the Chas & Dave record, "That's What I Like" ("Aunt Vye 'aving a swear"!).
Vye was related to Dave Peacock.
Next was the betting office and the last shop which among other things was a cab office, then the wood yard up to the canal!
Its difficult trying to find images of Ilderton Rd, so thanks for posting these!

Brian.


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