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Postby kiwi » Tue May 23, 2017 4:34 am

Two schools, Mina Street School c.1905. A Higher Grade or Higher Elementary school, and was what we’d call a secondary school for children of 11, 12 and 13: Mina Road Higher Grade School. It seems that though it was called Mina Street School it was in fact in Mina Road but I may be wrong on that.
Mina Street School I believe this was the one closes to the Old Kent Road
Mina Road Higher Grade School, also known as Walworth School.

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Postby kiwi » Thu Apr 12, 2018 3:09 am

Picture by bermondseyboy 2009. Mina Road with Fire station on corner (left), Albany Road (right).
Mina Road (left) Albany Road (right).jpg
Mina Road (left) Albany Road (right)

Underneath the Thomas A Beckett sign (Albany Road side) in the late 50s early 60s there was a Cart-Mart owned by Ray Moore the New Cross Speedway rider, I did see him ride for New Cross in the early 50s. My mate Brian Greenwood, who lived in Guinness Buildings Pages Walk worked there, in fact I am still in touch with him and he is living in Blackfen.
From speedway, Ray switched to big circuit car racing and soon created an impression as a four-wheel performer, he kept his racing car over in East London. Ray was a nice man but sadly It all ended in tragedy on Oulton Park track on April 21 1964, when he was killed after he crashed and hit a large tree.

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