Southwark Park Road

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Re: Southwark Park Road

Postby fosney » Thu Mar 09, 2017 11:16 am

Southwark Park Road

Another picture from the late 1950s or early 1960s this used to be Gosnells Service Station now a Ford Dealers with Shell Fuel. Peak Freans in the background
Today's picture its all change again
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Re: Southwark Park Road

Postby freddie » Thu Mar 09, 2017 11:24 am

Southwark Park Road
Another picture from the late 1950s or early 1960s this used to be Gosnells Service Station now a Ford Dealers with Shell Fuel. Peek Freans in the background
Today's picture its all change again

-fosney


I know it doesn't look likely, but I actually took this photo of Gosnell's in March 1969!
freddie

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Re: Southwark Park Road

Postby fosney » Thu Mar 09, 2017 11:25 am

Thanks again for that freddie and for putting a date to the picture all credits go to you

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Re: Southwark Park Road

Postby fosney » Sun Mar 12, 2017 11:38 am

Posted by BillWinter


HI Joe
The Pawnshop on the corner of the entrance road to Atkinsons was called
Wintergreen I thought it was comical because to be called green back in the thirties
was accepted was being a little less than streetwise and being added to my name
how could people trust a Pawnbroker with a name like that..I went past that shop
4 times a day to go to the Old Alma School thro the iron entrance doors in S P Rd.
I know that this is history now but the memories can be passed down.Mind you
they had 3 beautiful golden balls hanging up outside the shop.The sign of the
Pawnbroker. Everybody Be lucky.

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Re: Southwark Park Road

Postby fosney » Mon Mar 13, 2017 2:12 pm

posted by mk 1stu


Southwark Park Road
Another picture from the late 1950s or early 1960s this used to be Gosnells Service Station now a Ford Dealers with Shell Fuel. Peak Freans in the background
Today's picture its all change again

-fosney



Hi, does anyone know how long this garage was a Ford Dealers? I would like to find out if it was a Ford Dealer in the 1970's.

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Re: Southwark Park Road

Postby fosney » Mon Mar 13, 2017 2:14 pm

Posted by freddie


Hi, does anyone know how long this garage was a Ford Dealers? I would like to find out if it was a Ford Dealer in the 1970's.

-mk1stu


Hi,
Don't know if you picked up the previous comment but I took this picture in March 1969 and to my memory, Gosnells remained a Ford dealer for a few years (but not much more!).
Regards
freddie

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Re: Southwark Park Road

Postby bermondseyboy » Tue Mar 21, 2017 1:03 pm

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Palace Cinema Southwark Park Road

The Palace Cinema - Southwark Park Road-Corner of Ambrose Street.
Destroyed by Bombs 1940


The Palace.That brings back great memories of the Sat Morning Mickey Mouse Club.I saw it the night after it was destroyed by a Direct hit,the roof was in Ambrose Street.Sad really as i never knew what happened to Buck Jones,they had Hopalong Cassidy at the rialto..The Marble Steps stayed there until well after the war.The site was used s an Emergency Water Supply during hostilities.I think that Manzes Pie and Mash went the same night,as it was only two doors away....Bill Killick

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Re: Southwark Park Road

Postby kiwi » Thu Mar 23, 2017 11:17 am

Am I right in thinking that at one time there where two separate schools, Alma School, Southwark Park Road & Alexis Street School in Alexis Street.?
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ALMA ALEXIS SCHOOL CLEANING BOMB SITE 1950.

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Re: Southwark Park Road

Postby paperboy » Thu Mar 23, 2017 11:20 am

I have borrowed the above image for a memory from 1960. At that time the area shown at "A" had become Robert Jones House between Linsey Street ("D") and Rouel Road ("B"). In 1960 the headmaster of Alma School which was in Alexis Street ("C") was Mr Murphy whose office was at "F". This office overlooked the area on the other side of Alexis Street which had been cleared of prefabs but was yet to become Robert McKenzie House ("E"). Mr Murphy obtained permission to clear the site for a cricket pitch and organised teams of pupils to move the detritus to the edges of the site and establish a flat area for cricket. The lead pupil on the project was the Red house captain, Barry Thurnell. During the clearance the exercise became known to the BBC who sent along a filming and reporting team to report on BBC Tonight a national TV programme fronted by Cliff Michelmore. Mr Murphy and Barry were interviewed and the project, along with Murphy and Barry, was seen on TVs in front rooms across the UK. The pitch only lasted one season (maybe two seasons, I'm not sure) as the flats were built very soon afterwards.

For those that remember Barry, he died on a trip to Prague and the report of his passing can be found here ... http://www.gloucestershirelive.co.uk/po ... story.html
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Alma School, Alexis Street

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Re: Southwark Park Road

Postby kiwi » Fri Mar 24, 2017 7:14 am

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Southwark Park Road Bermondsey


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