OLD KENT ROAD.

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Re: OLD KENT ROAD.

Postby kiwi » Sat Feb 25, 2017 9:33 am

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BRICKLAYERS ARMS, Looking from Great Dover Street.
The Old Kent Road in S.E. London c.1931.

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Re: OLD KENT ROAD.

Postby fosney » Tue Feb 28, 2017 3:25 pm

Posted by bermondseygirl


Duncow photo
Hi Rushtons was the name of the shoe repairers. The opticians was Dollands. They had a large pair of spectacles as their sign. Lovely to see that photo. Can remember doing a guy fawkes outside the Dun Cow. My mum went mad. Said it was begging. Lovely to see the newspaper stand. Can remember the van arriving about 6 in the evening throwing out the Evening Standard.
My dad bought his paper there on his way home. Boots the chemist was also along there.


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Re: Old Kent Road

Postby fosney » Wed Mar 01, 2017 4:11 pm

fosney wrote:Picture of The Old fire station Old Kent Road corner of Mina RoadOKR fire station 3.jpgOKR fire station 1909.jpgokr FIRE STATION 2.jpg



Posted by freddie

Wotcha,

Think it closed in 1969. Here's a snap I took outside the old fire station in March 1969:
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Re: OLD KENT ROAD.

Postby fosney » Wed Mar 01, 2017 4:18 pm

Posted by freddie

Hi guys,

Earlier in this thread theres mention of the Old Kent Road where Tesco's now stands. Here's a couple of snaps from March 1969. One shows the dry cleaners and Chinese restaurant. In the other you can see the record shop and part of the toy/airfix shop (stamps) that had the train set in the window that operated when you put a penny through the slot in the window frame:
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Re: OLD KENT ROAD.

Postby fosney » Thu Mar 02, 2017 10:51 am

The Dun Cow --Old Kent Road

The Dun Cow but not as we remember, its the Pub that stood on the site before the present building. We can date the picture after 1904 when the electric tram was intoduced to the area but the horse drawn bus still runs. Also note that street lighting as we know it had not yet been introduced.
I am sure we can all remember the present building as a pub and when closed in the 1990s was turned into a Doctors Surgery
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Re: OLD KENT ROAD.

Postby fosney » Thu Mar 02, 2017 10:54 am

Old Kent Road

A memory jerker for those of us who went to New Cross Stadium all those years ago.

Somewhat changed
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Re: OLD KENT ROAD.

Postby fosney » Fri Mar 03, 2017 10:51 am

Old Kent Road

We continue our journey down Old Kent Road with a mystery picture taken about 1890, but where the location is the question I have drawn my own conclutions - but I could be wrong - if you have any idea please let us all know.
I believe the picture to be between Trafalgar Avenue, Oakley Place and Albany Road. The church in the distance being the Baptist Church which stood on the corner of Albany Road opposite the Thomas a Becket pub. The pub on the right being the one that stood on the corner of Charlotte Street which is now a mosque.
My reasons for selecting the area between Trafalgar Avenue and Oakley Place there is a high there pavement and stilll is to this day, and the old map shows an island in the road between the tram tracks, which in the old picture can be seen, all this observation is open for your comments.
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Re: OLD KENT ROAD.

Postby fosney » Fri Mar 03, 2017 10:54 am

Old Kent Road

Once again we continue our journey down Old Kent Road and for those of us who used to frequent the Odeon Astoria Cinema, I'm sure you can remember passing the old Public Baths that stood as a Ruin in our time, at the corner of Marlborough Street and Old Kent Road - an image of bomb damage to a classic building that was never repaired and later demolished.
Picture 1 As it was about 1900.
Picture 2 Bomb damage the 1950s
Today an empty site
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Re: OLD KENT ROAD.

Postby fosney » Fri Mar 03, 2017 11:11 am

We visit the site of the Astoria Theatre.

Now another industrial complex
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Re: OLD KENT ROAD.

Postby fosney » Fri Mar 03, 2017 4:03 pm

Old Kent Road- The Gas Works

We close our journey down Old Kent Road at the Gas Works, once a peacefull haven in Old Kent Road, untill the arrival of The South Metropolitan Gas Works in 1833 which was supplied from the Thames by coal. The Coal was placed in lighters and transported to the works through the Surrey Canal, managed by the Livesey family, first the father and then by his son George Livesey, a local benefactor who founded The Livesey Institute which has now closed.
From the old picture a lot has changed - The Turks Head pub has gone and the site entrance has been moved - but the gasometers still remain - now storing Natural gas instead of the lethal coal gas.
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