Jamaica Road/Union Road

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Queen Charlotte Pub, Jamaica Road.

Postby kiwi » Wed Jan 25, 2017 9:52 pm

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Queen Charlotte Pub,Jamaica Rd

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The Stork Cinema Jamaica Road

Postby bermondseyboy » Sun Jan 29, 2017 2:42 pm

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Stork Cinema Jamaica Road 1975



The Bermondsey Cinematograph Theatre opened in 1913, it was soon re-named the Cinema,
though was commonly called ‘The Stork’ due to its close proximity to Stork’s Road.
Seating was provided for just under 500 on a single floor.
In 1929 it was operated by L. Posner & H. Pearl and was booked from the
Biograph Theatre, in Victoria. The Jamaica Cinema had closed by 1935.
The building became a whiskey warehouse for William Teacher & Co. In 1975,
the owners of the warehouse were vacating the building and as a
celebration to is history they re-opened the cinema for for 3-nights,
screening films for the final time.

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Re: The Stork Cinema Jamaica Road

Postby bermondseyboy » Sun Jan 29, 2017 6:26 pm

Posted by marie

Hello,

Just found this forum and thought I would add something of interest to you maybe?

My grandfather Mr William James Taylor and his son George (my uncle) owned the Bermondsey Cinema 120 Jamaica Road before it became the Stork Cinema. I have a copy of a advert placed in the Southwark recorder 8th March 1918 when the Films "Smith" a powerful Drama plus "His precious Life" Keystone Comedy and "The Secret Kingdom" (part 2) was to be shown on the Monday 11th March to Wednesday 13th
Also on Thursday March 14th 1918 to Saturday 16th "The Happy Warrior" and "The Grey Ghost" part2.

Children's Matinee Sat admission 1d Prices 4d 5d & 7d inc tax Children with parents 2 1/2p to all parts. Sunday performance in aid of charity.


William (Bill) also had the Marina Boxing Club on Trinity Street. I had loads of details if anyone is interested,

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Jamaica Road/Union Road

Postby fosney » Mon Jan 30, 2017 12:49 pm

Jamaica road (Yesterday & Today)
Todays picture is of Jamaica Road 1928 with the trams still running-quite unrecognisable the buildings at the junction with Abbey Street are still there this picture gives an insight to what the area was like all those years ago the war memorial and drill hall are on the left near to the corner with Abbey Street

Todays picture shows how the whole area has changed and this area is known as Old Jamaica Road
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Jaamaica Road 1928
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Same area today

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Re: Jamaica Road

Postby kiwi » Tue Jan 31, 2017 6:54 am

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Jamaica Road.

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Re: Jamaica Road

Postby kiwi » Tue Feb 07, 2017 9:01 am

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JAMAICA ROAD,DOCKHEAD.

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Re: Jamaica Road

Postby kiwi » Thu Feb 16, 2017 10:31 am

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Dockhead Fire Station,JAMAICA ROAD.

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Re: Jamaica Road/Union Road (Yesterday & Today)

Postby fosney » Mon Feb 20, 2017 7:14 pm

Union Road which leads to Rotherhithe Tunnel now known as Jamaica Road Beautifull picture of the old Christ Church which has long gone

Picture taken prior to world war one not a motor vehicle in sight
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The Church as long gone with all the old building

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Re: Jamaica Road/Union Road

Postby fosney » Fri Feb 24, 2017 2:27 pm

Jamaica Road

This picture recalls the old Post Office sorting office that stood in Jamaica Road opposite Southwark Park which covered a vast amount of the area. Now redeveloped.

Samuel Pepys records this area in his diary after visiting the Pleasure and Tea Garden at Jamaica House Cherry Garden Street in 1664 he noted that when he left that he was singing finely (obviously slightly inebriated)
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Re: Jamaica Road/Union Road

Postby fosney » Sat Feb 25, 2017 3:39 pm

Posted by deegs



Union Road which leads to Rotherhithe Tunnel now known as Jamaica Road Beautifull picture of the old Christ Church which has long gone
Picture taken prior to world war one not a motor vehicle in sight

-fosney


Is Christ Church the one knocked down in the late Seventies? I think it was further down on the corner with Cathay Street.


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