Parkers Row

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Re: Parkers Row

Postby kiwi » Sat Feb 25, 2017 2:14 am

Mrs Dorothy, selling oranges from her Blitz shop in Parker Row Dockhead,1945.
55-60 & 54 Parkers Row 6 shops and flats demolished. 30 shops and flats and 60 houses, and the fire station, badly damaged.
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Mrs Dorothy, Dockhead,1945

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Re: Parkers Row

Postby fosney » Sat Feb 25, 2017 3:35 pm

Posted by Taxi105


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Hi Fosney
My mother used to do her shopping at a grocery store virtually next door to the Swan Suger Loaf
Parkers Row we would ride down there on a 68 tram I loved it as a kid. The Grocer's name was Lal Crisp he was quite famous in that area, during and after the war he was very generous to people with ration coupons, at that time, giving out extra rashers bacon etc more than was allowed at that period.
He Later moved to Druid Steet and carried on till well into the 1970s his son taking over the business. He was quite a character, dilivering groceries on a butchers boys bike, I believe he loved to use Mooneys Bar in Duke Street Hill just before London Bridge, a well known haunt for many who worked in the Tooley Street Area.

Thanks David

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Re: Parkers Row

Postby fosney » Sat Feb 25, 2017 3:43 pm

Posted by bermondseygal



Hi Fosney
My mother used to do her shopping at a grocery store virtually next door to the Swan Suger Loaf
Parkers Row we would ride down there on a 68 tram I loved it as a kid. The Grocer's name was Lal Crisp he was quite famous in that area, during and after the war he was very generous to people with ration coupons, at that time, giving out extra rashers bacon etc more than was allowed at that period.
He Later moved to Druid Steet and carried on till well into the 1970s his son taking over the business. He was quite a character, dilivering groceries on a butchers boys bike, I believe he loved to use Mooneys Bar in Duke Street Hill just before London Bridge, a well known haunt for many who worked in the Tooley Street Area.

Thanks David
-taxi105

Hi David

I remember when Lal had his grocers shop in Druid Street and I remember his butchers boys bike!
If I remember rightly Lal's Druid Street shop was under the flats at the entrance to Arnolds Estate.

Lesley


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Re: Parkers Row

Postby fosney » Sat Feb 25, 2017 7:04 pm

RC Holy Trinity Church Dockhead 1907

On 2 March 1945 as the War was drawing to an end, a V2 Rocket struck the pavement near the RC Church in Parkers Row destroying the priest's house and killing the three priest's inside.
At the time the fate of another priest and housekeeper were unknown but in fact both parties had survived the blast.
An attempt to find them was made by the Heavy Rescue Squad and a volunteer crawled through the wreckage and found them and both the priest and housekeeper were rescued, for this the volunteer was awarded The George Cross
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Re: Parkers Row

Postby fosney » Sun Feb 26, 2017 2:16 pm

Dockhead and Parkers Row

Picture from the 1950s shows people alighting from the tram, the Swan and Sugarloaf is still open on the right but to the left of the picture we see the W&R Jacobs Bisciuts factory with the biscuit sign at the top of the building and their name over the gate.
Can anyone remember this factory in Dockhead?
In todays picture we find all has not been lost for the facade of the building still remains although slightly changed. The building is now named The Italian Building
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Re: Parkers Row

Postby fosney » Sun Feb 26, 2017 2:17 pm

Posted by rstupple2


Dockhead and Parkers Row
Picture from the 1950s shows people alighting from the tram, the Swan and Sugarloaf is still open on the right but to the left of the picture we see the W&R Jacobs Bisciuts factory with the biscuit sign at the top of the building and their name over the gate.
Can anyone remember this factory in Dockhead?
In todays picture we find all has not been lost for the facade of the building still remains although slightly changed. The building is now named The Italian Building

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-fosney


Hi Joe, Remember that factory well, used to hang about to see if we could nick some biscuits, also the history that went with it. The builder stands on the site of what was Jacobs island famous in Oliver twist where bill Sykes used to live.talking of that name where we lived in Bermondsey Square, there was a basement and my Mum used to frighten us kids saying Bill Sykes lived down there. Sorry to go off tangent but as your thinking about one story another comes to mind.
Rick

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Re: Parkers Row

Postby fosney » Mon Feb 27, 2017 11:24 am

Posted by freddie


The building stands on the site of what was Jacobs island famous in Oliver twist where bill Sykes used to live.
Rick-rstupple2


Not quite. Jacob's Island was behind this building, surrounded by the "open sewer" come tidal ditches. These ran just north of London Street, now called Wolseley St (southern boundry), just east of Mill Lane (western boundary), south of Bermondsey Wall (northern boundary) and just to the west of George Row (eastern boundary). ie Jacob Street runs right through what was the "island".


I think I have a map and pictures somewhere. If I locate them, I will upload for information.

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Re: Parkers Row

Postby fosney » Mon Feb 27, 2017 11:28 am

Posted by freddie

Picture and map, approx 1813. I have coloured the ditch in blue:http://i53.tinypic.com/vd1r7o.jpg
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Re: Parkers Row

Postby fosney » Mon Feb 27, 2017 12:18 pm

Posted by rstupple2




Not quite. Jacob's Island was behind this building, surrounded by the "open sewer" come tidal ditches. These ran just north of London Street, now called Wolseley St (southern boundry), just east of Mill Lane (western boundary), south of Bermondsey Wall (northern boundary) and just to the west of George Row (eastern boundary). ie Jacob Street runs right through what was the "island".
I think I have a map and pictures somewhere. If I locate them, I will upload for information.


-freddie

Hi freddie Great Pics and map, nice to know the truth, after growing up with these stories all these years. Rick

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Re: Parkers Row

Postby fosney » Thu Mar 02, 2017 10:44 am

Parkers Row --Looking South

Picture 1950s looking south on Parkers Row towards Abbey Street.
Picture of Christ Church corner of Parkers Row and Abbey Street on the left, the drill hall at the junction of Abbey Street can be seen to the rght of the tram in the distance. Turning to the right is Neckinger Street

The Church stood across the road where the flats now stand
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