New kent Road

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Re: New kent Road

Postby kiwi » Wed Jun 07, 2017 5:32 am

New Kent Road 1937, an auction of army horses in progress at the Elephant and Castle Horse Repository. at 16-18 New Kent Road, where the shopping centre stands today..jpg
Horse Repository at 16-18 New Kent Road (where the shopping centre stands today). 1937.

Horse & Trap Auction New Kent Road c1947 X.jpg
Horse & Trap Auction New Kent Road c 1947
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Re: New kent Road

Postby kiwi » Tue Jun 13, 2017 2:58 am

A long queue of children waiting outside the popular Trocadero in the 1940s.jpg
A long queue of children waiting outside the popular Trocadero in the 1940s. loved those Tarzan films.

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Re: New kent Road

Postby kiwi » Sat Jul 08, 2017 3:38 am

The Prince Consort, 210a New Kent Road - circa 1910.jpg
The Prince Consort, 210a New Kent Road - circa 1910.
About 1938 - Beano from The Prince Consort in New Kent Road X.jpg

About 1938 - Beano from The Prince Consort in New Kent Road, Bill Ripper (middle row with patterned tie) — with Billy Northwood, Billy Saul, Bert Mathew, Jimmy Archer, Bill Ripper and Jimmy Lilycrop
Kindly provided by Ken Ripper
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Re: New kent Road

Postby kiwi » Mon Oct 16, 2017 8:10 am

troc.jpg
Trocadero opened in December 1930

I remember my brother Bob entering a talent competition at the Trocodero & coming second. (Late 1950s early 60s?) I remember that a group won, which was not surprising as at that time Rock-n-Roll was all the rage & ballad singers were not as popular. My brother sung the song IF, a Perry Como song & was asked to go back the next night & sing the same song, which he did (2nd again). They asked if he would like to go on tour with the organizers of the show, just as a singer in-between the big acts. Great opportunity but after talking to his other half who wasn’t too keen, which you can understand, he decided to turn it down. I often wondered over the years whether he regretted that decision.
Did you know that Dennis Norden started his career as assistant manager at the Trocodero Cinema, Elephant & Castle in the 1940s.

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Re: New kent Road

Postby kiwi » Mon Nov 27, 2017 2:56 am

TROCADERO..jpg
1930 Note the over stated 6,000 Seating capacity, which was 3,500.
TROCADERO, SWEDISH BRASS BAND,1931..jpg
TROCADERO, SWEDISH NAVEL BAND,1931.

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Re: New kent Road

Postby kiwi » Tue Jan 09, 2018 10:08 pm

Traffic on the New Kent Road, Elephant & Castle, 1947. Trocadero pictures right..jpg
Traffic on the New Kent Road, Elephant & Castle, 1947. Trocadero pictures on the right.

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Re: New kent Road

Postby kiwi » Tue Mar 06, 2018 4:46 am

Heygate Estate, picture taken from New Kent Road. Constructed in 1971-1974. Demolished in 2011-2014..jpg
Heygate Estate, picture taken from New Kent Road. Constructed in 1971-1974. Demolished in 2011-2014.
Heygate Estate, New Kent Road, demolished 2014..jpg
Heygate Estate, New Kent Road, demolished 2014.

Heygate Estate between Elephant Road and Rodney Place in the New Kent Road,, this side of the New Kent Road (left) is dominated by the site of the demolished Heygate Estate, which is being replaced by new housing developments. Called Elephant Park development (2017)
Heygate Estate, on left can still be seen 2008.jpg
Heygate Estate, on left can still be seen 2008
Heygate Estate as all gone. 2014.jpg
Heygate Estate has all gone. 2014

Heygate Estate 2017.jpg
2017. Rodney Place on left.

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Re: New kent Road

Postby kiwi » Tue Mar 13, 2018 2:55 am

Original posted by bermondseyboy 2009.
NEW KENT ROAD  X.jpg

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Re: New kent Road

Postby kiwi » Tue May 22, 2018 3:46 am

Turnpike in the New Kent Road near the Bricklayers' Arms Inn, Southwark,.jpg
Turnpike in the New Kent Road near the Bricklayers' Arms Inn, Southwark,
New Kent Road, St Andrews church, corner of Theobald Street. 2.jpg
New Kent Road, St Andrews church, corner of Theobald Street. Demolished in 1956, more information above in Fosneys post.

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Re: New kent Road

Postby kiwi » Mon Sep 24, 2018 2:55 am

New Kent Road. 950 sailor boys arriving at the Elephant and Castle Theatre, to see Dick Whittington.1928.jpg
New Kent Road. 950 sailor boys arriving at the Elephant and Castle Theatre, to see Dick Whittington.1928


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