DO YOU REMEMBER THESE?

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lambethboy
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Re: DO YOU REMEMBER THESE?

Postby lambethboy » Sun Jun 28, 2020 4:17 pm

David Goldswain wrote:The ice cream shop near the Bricklayers arms was probably the greengrocers owned by Peter Bottone (Italian) situated at the convergence of Tabard Street and Great Dover Street. We used to go there for the sixpenny mix, vanilla ice cream, lemon ice and strawberry ice . Does anybody remember the shop ?

Didnt it have a little window that you bought the ice-cream from?

kiwi
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Re: DO YOU REMEMBER THESE?

Postby kiwi » Wed Jul 29, 2020 1:02 am

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POLICE TELEPHONE 1930.
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FIRE ALARM 1936. Who's Ghost on the left with the bike.?
:o

nuttyboy pat
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Re: DO YOU REMEMBER THESE?

Postby nuttyboy pat » Thu Sep 24, 2020 5:14 pm

Came across this photo and it reminded me when we use to see Policeman on these bikes. They were so slow we use to chase after them up the street, much to the annoyance of the rider! By the time he turned round to tell us off, we had legged it!
They were Velocette LE Motorcycles, the LE stood for Little Engines. Later on they earned the nickname "Noddy Bikes" as the riders could not salute senior ranks whilst riding past them so they just nodded!
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Noddy Bikes!

kiwi
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Re: DO YOU REMEMBER THESE?

Postby kiwi » Mon Oct 12, 2020 8:48 pm

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nuttyboy pat
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Re: DO YOU REMEMBER THESE?

Postby nuttyboy pat » Tue Oct 20, 2020 3:23 pm

Remember seeing the MB logos on the MB trucks coming in and out of the Metal Box factory all day long in Riley Road Bermondsey
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A regular sight in Bermondsey!

kiwi
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Re: DO YOU REMEMBER THESE?

Postby kiwi » Sun Nov 01, 2020 9:18 pm

I did'nt like these. :(
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3-D Glasses.
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kiwi
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Re: DO YOU REMEMBER THESE?

Postby kiwi » Tue Dec 08, 2020 11:05 pm

I remember doing this, can anyone else?. We were easily pleased in those days but it was fun and we were happy. :lol:
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Tower Bridge Beach c1950. Anchor Brewery, Shad Thames in the distance.

Vreagh
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Re: DO YOU REMEMBER THESE?

Postby Vreagh » Wed Dec 09, 2020 5:25 pm

I too played on this beach (I didn't know or care what was in the water then). I believe the sand was laid down as part of the Festival of Britain. Barges would regularly top it up as the tide eroded it. Happy days!

kiwi
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Re: DO YOU REMEMBER THESE?

Postby kiwi » Wed Dec 09, 2020 9:19 pm

Hi Vreagh, as we say happy days on the Tower Bridge Beach. The beach and sand were there way before the Festival of Britain. (1951).
In 1934, Tower Beach was officially opened, King George V decreed that the beach was to be used by the children of London, and that they should be given “free access forever”.
Tower Beach as it was known was created by bringing 1,500 barge loads of sand to the site. It was estimated that 5,000 people a day visited from the beginning, it was such a success in the 1930s, that it was estimated half a million people had used the beach.
Although Tower Beach was closed during the war, normal business resumed in 1946 and was still popular in the 1950s and 1960s. However, in the 1970s there were concerns about the pollution in the river and the beach officially closed in 1971.
I still look at the pictures hoping I might see my mum, sisters, or myself, not happened yet but then I still have my memories. :)
Just a couple of more pictures to remind us of thoses happy times.
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1951
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1952

kiwi
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Re: DO YOU REMEMBER THESE?

Postby kiwi » Sat Dec 19, 2020 8:33 am

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YEP! – I lived in Guinness Blds, Pages Walk in the 1940s to the 1960s, boy was those flats cold.


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