Dockhead

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Dockhead

Postby fosney » Mon Feb 27, 2017 11:37 am

Thanks to freddie for the pictures and information on Jacobs Island.

Todays picture A Mystery

A picture of what I believe is again the Dockhead area or Abbey Street / Jamaica Road.
As child after the war wandering around the ruins of Bermondsey I recall the building centre right a three storey building with a cage on the top in which I suppose games were played.

Can anyone recall this building or tell us where it was
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Re: Dockhead

Postby fosney » Mon Feb 27, 2017 11:38 am

Posted by superminx

Todays picture A Mystery
Hi,
Would it be the Fisher Boys club, I remember going to the club during the 1970s and playing football on the roof of a building with a cage roof on top.
I'm only guessing as I was only ten at the time

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Re: Dockhead

Postby fosney » Mon Feb 27, 2017 12:13 pm

Dockhead Fire Station

The Fire Station 1947
Appliances leaving the Station 1947
The Station today
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Re: Dockhead

Postby fosney » Mon Feb 27, 2017 12:20 pm

Posted by rstupple

Can anyone recall this building or tell us where it was

It's Dockhead House - opened in 1931. There's a good description of it in the Story of Time & Talents by Marjorie Daunt. I'll try and scan some pictures and information to post on here.

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Re: Dockhead

Postby fosney » Mon Feb 27, 2017 12:31 pm

Posted by deegs


As promised, some photo's of Dockhead House from the Story of Time & Talents by Marjorie Daunt - my Dad had a copy from 1989, but I presume its long out of print. According to the book, Dockhead House was demolished in 1957.

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Re: Dockhead

Postby fosney » Tue Feb 28, 2017 9:34 am

Posted by deegs

Some more old photos of Dockhead for a then and now comparison. These ones come from the Holy Trinity Church's Bicentenary Year Book for 1973. There's also some interesting group photo's included that I'll post under the Bermondsey People thread.
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Re: Dockhead

Postby fosney » Tue Feb 28, 2017 9:38 am

deegs

Thanks for a great selection of pictures one of them gives the answer to my Mystery picture on page 13. The only question I would ask now is where was Dockhead House, does anybody know?
this will place the area of the mystery picture

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Re: Dockhead

Postby fosney » Tue Feb 28, 2017 9:40 am

Todays picture to compliments deegs 1955 picture of Dockhead Corner.
The shops have long gone replaced by flats but the flats seen in the original picture still remain behind the trees
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Re: Dockhead

Postby fosney » Tue Feb 28, 2017 9:41 am

Today picture again to compliments deegs 1956 picture looking towards Dockhead.
All has changed and this road is no longer a bus route
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Re: Dockhead

Postby fosney » Tue Feb 28, 2017 9:42 am

Todays picture again to compliments deegs picture of 1907 Showing Trinity Church Convent.
The grandeur of the area has now gone and has been blighted by the car
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