East Lane

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kiwi
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Re: East Lane

Postby kiwi » Wed Feb 10, 2021 2:52 am

East Lane left, corner with Orb Street.   X.png
East Lane left, corner with Orb Street.
East Lane, I think this could be Orb Street and possibly the same cart, pic.1    X.png
East Lane, I think this could be Orb Street and possibly the same cart, pic.1.
East Lane, left to right, looking from Orb Street 2020. Possibly the same location as pic1.   X.png
East Lane, left to right, looking from Orb Street 2020. Possibly the same location as pic1.

Fogbrain
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Re: East Lane

Postby Fogbrain » Wed Feb 10, 2021 11:07 am

They certainly look like the same cart and the same location - even the same trees! I've never seen one of a horse-drawn sarsaparilla cart there before - do you think it would it have been George Barnes back then?

kiwi
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Re: East Lane

Postby kiwi » Fri Feb 12, 2021 12:01 am

Fogbrain wrote:They certainly look like the same cart and the same location - even the same trees! I've never seen one of a horse-drawn sarsaparilla cart there before - do you think it would it have been George Barnes back then?

That is an interesting question Fogbrain, my first reaction was no its not George.
I do remember other people selling Sarsaparilla down East Lane and I can only remember George being in the lane itself and this is going back to the late 50s early 60s, and not with a cart.
I am not sure of the date of these pictures, but I think the answer might lay in the first picture and the flats in the background, which you can see are just being built. If we knew when they were built, we would more or less have a date and if it was after say the 1960s, I would say it is not George. Looking at the second picture of the cart the flats are finished, and they have possibly moved their pitch as near the corner is a parked van, unless the van has been parked there to guard their pitch?? Well not much help Fogbrain but I think it is better to try and answer a question than ignore it if someone as asked.
Just to add is that as far as I remember George lived just off Albany Road.

kiwi
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Re: East Lane

Postby kiwi » Tue Feb 16, 2021 4:58 am

So sad to hear the passing of Boxer Johnny Clark in December 2020. I knew John from his time as the Guvnor in Good Intent Pub, GI to the locals, I also saw him box a few times. Johnny was a nice friendly person who always made you feel welcome.
RIP Johnny you threw a good Punch and Pulled a good Pint. :(
East Street, Guvnor of Good Intent Pub.   X.png
East Street, Guvnor of Good Intent Pub. (10 September 1947 – 28 December 2020)British and European bantamweight Champion.
East Street, Good Intent Pub. 1  X.png

kiwi
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Re: East Lane

Postby kiwi » Fri Feb 19, 2021 10:44 pm

Great picture be nice if we could find out who the little girl is. :)
Metropolitan Police officer, Jenny Hanks, with a lost girl at celebrations of the 100th anniversary of the East Street Market in Southwark, London, 18th August 1980. Behind them is a sign reading: 'Any kids not collected will be sold at half price'.
East Street Market 1980. Metropolitan Police officer, Jenny Hanks, with a lost girl.  X.png


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