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Re: Bermondsey Advertisments

Posted: Sun Oct 22, 2017 5:10 am
by kiwi
The Burston Strike School was founded as a consequence of a school strike and became the centre of the longest running strike in British history, that lasted from 1914 to 1939 in the village of Burston in Norfolk,
Every year hundreds of people turn up for a rally to commemorate the 25-year strike over the jobs of Annie Higdon and her husband.
An interesting story and a long way from Norfolk.
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Burston School Strike!

Re: Bermondsey Advertisments

Posted: Thu Oct 26, 2017 12:25 am
by kiwi
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NOW DUNTON ROAD.

Re: Bermondsey Advertisments

Posted: Fri Oct 27, 2017 10:36 am
by kiwi
Ticket for St James' Gate, for the Bermondsey, Rotherhithe and Deptford Roads.
Would this be a Tollgate? Not sure where St James Gate was situated, though there was a Rotherhithe New Road Gate
At the junction with St James Road in 1868?
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Ticket for St James' Gate, Bermondsey.
At the junction with St James Road in 1868?

Re: Bermondsey Advertisments

Posted: Tue Oct 31, 2017 12:23 am
by Fogbrain
kiwi wrote:Would this be a Tollgate?
Yes.
Not sure where St James Gate was situated
Just along Jamaica Road from the Greg, towards Rotherhithe.

Just before demolition in 1865.
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You only had to pay the toll at one gate within the Bermondsey, Rotherhithe, & Deptford Turnpike Trust to get through any of them.

Re: Bermondsey Advertisments

Posted: Tue Oct 31, 2017 3:38 am
by kiwi
Cheers Fogbrain and welcome back, hope everything is OK. Thanks for the information regarding the Tollgate, plus a great picture. Kiwi (Ray).

Re: Bermondsey Advertisments

Posted: Fri Nov 10, 2017 9:08 pm
by kiwi
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DOCKERS CLUB 1953.

In the earlier years (1945/49) the Dockers Club as far as I know had no connection with the docks. After closing and then re-opening, around the 1950s, not sure when. The date (1953) on the poster is when I probable remember the connection with the docks. I assume they kept the name Gordon Club because people would associate it with the earlier club??