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Webb Street

Posted: Tue Mar 28, 2017 7:18 pm
by fosney
Map showing the blocks.jpg
Map showing the blocks
Webb Street Looking towards Tower Bridge Road.jpg
Webb Street looking towards Tower Bridge Road



Picture from around 1914 of Webb Street looking towards Tower Bridge Road showing the buildings that existed at that time.

The only ones that now remain are Arundel Buildings, and Brighton Buildings which faces Tower Bridge Road. Both these building are now a Housing Co-Operative Trusts.

Built in 1892 they are now Grade II listed buildings

Hastings, Eastbourne. Portsmouth, Ryde and Chichester Buildings have long gone.

Kelly's Directory for 1938 shows these building as Railway Buildings and were known locally as the Seaside Buildings due to the block names.

Can anyone remember these buildings as they resemble Guinness Trust or Peabody Trust Buildings in their design, or were they built by the Railway for railway workers?

They were bombed during the war, was this the beginning of their demise?
Perhaps someone can enlighten us as to when, why and how these building disappeared?
Webb Street Street view today.jpg
Webb Street Street view today
Webb Street Aerial View Today.jpg
Webb Street Aerial View Today

Webb Street School

Posted: Tue Mar 28, 2017 7:37 pm
by bermondseyboy
Webb Street School.jpg

Re: Webb Street

Posted: Wed Mar 29, 2017 1:54 am
by kiwi
Nice picture of Webb Streets Joe (Fosney) that brings back a lot of memories. I started at Webb Street in 1947 & the one thing I remember was the first day there, the first bell went, I think it was for the milk break plus a spoonful of malt. Well nobody told me so off I went home, thinking that wasn't to bad,I had only been there about an hour.Needless to say my mum was not to impressed & took me straight back to all the mickey taking from the other kids.
WEBB STREET SCHOOL 2014 1.jpg
WEBB STREET SCHOOL,when I was over in 2014
WEBB STREET SCHOOL 2014 this is where dad went to primary school 1947.jpg

Re: Webb Street

Posted: Thu Jun 29, 2017 10:16 am
by kiwi
Bermondsey 1944 Boys at the Canterbury Club of the Oxford and Bermondsey Boys Club take part in a sing-song round the piano. The Canterbury Club is on Webb Street, Bermondsey.jpg
Bermondsey 1944 Boys at the Canterbury Club of the Oxford and Bermondsey Boys Club take part in a sing-song round the piano. The Canterbury Club is on Webb Street, Bermondsey.
Webb Street,Tower Bridge Road 1948.   X (2).jpg
1948

Re: Webb Street

Posted: Thu Jul 06, 2017 7:13 pm
by Choppy
Hi I remember it well I lived on harreld est and swan mead in the 70s/80s and went to Grange primary very good times I was about 8 when they built / moved bermondsy boys club I went to the old one and done a bit of boxing at the new one anyone know if nobbys still around

Re: Webb Street

Posted: Fri Aug 18, 2017 5:59 pm
by Fogbrain
fosney wrote:Kelly's Directory for 1938 shows these building as Railway Buildings and were known locally as the Seaside Buildings due to the block names.

Can anyone remember these buildings as they resemble Guinness Trust or Peabody Trust Buildings in their design, or were they built by the Railway for railway workers?

They were built by the London, Brighton, & South Coast Railway for their workers, although flats were also rented to married policemen and their families. There was very little trouble in the estate!

Re: Webb Street

Posted: Wed Nov 29, 2017 2:56 am
by kiwi
D Boys at the Canterbury Club of the Oxford and Bermondsey Club play draughts and chess in the games room of the Club. The Canterbury Club is on Webb Street ...
WEBB ST Canterbury Club of the Oxford and Bermondsey Club ..jpg
c 1944

Re: Webb Street

Posted: Mon May 07, 2018 4:39 am
by kiwi
WEBB STREET, ARUNDEL BUILDINGS, SWAN MEAD RIGHT.jpg
WEBB STREET, ARUNDEL BUILDINGS, SWAN MEAD RIGHT.
SWAN MEAD, looking towards Tower Bridge Road 2017..jpg
SWAN MEAD, looking towards Tower Bridge Road. The grey building on the left use to be a shop in the 40s & 50s+. You could by one egg, half a loaf and they would open a packet of Woodbines (Fags) and sell you one or two, I think it was called service. ;)

Re: Webb Street

Posted: Wed Feb 13, 2019 2:06 am
by kiwi
WEBB STREET 1933..jpg

Re: Webb Street

Posted: Sat Feb 23, 2019 2:35 am
by kiwi
Webb Street School.jpg
Webb Street School