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Re: New kent Road

Postby kiwi » Wed Oct 10, 2018 3:39 am

NEW KENT ROAD, TROCADERO,.jpg

My brother Bob entering one of the talent competitions at the Trocadero and came second. I remember that a group won, which was not surprising as at that time Rock-n-Roll was all the rage and ballad singers were not as popular (late 1950s) My brother sang the song IF, a Perry Como song and was asked to go back the next night and sing the same song, which he did. They asked him if he would like to go on tour with the organisers 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 in later years what he thought and if he regretted that decision. Bobby worked as a docker in Tooley Street & Surrey Docks; he was also a singer in many of the local pubs, going under the name of Robby Dare. Sadly Bob passed away on Tuesday 17th December 2013, R.I.P bruv. :(

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Re: New kent Road

Postby kiwi » Mon Oct 15, 2018 3:57 am

New Kent Road, Elephant & Castle Theatre. 1.jpg
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Re: New kent Road

Postby kiwi » Tue Nov 06, 2018 11:56 pm

This lodging house opened in 1913 as the epitome of the new hostels for working women housing for single low-waged working women. It was the Capital’s largest when built, accommodating 214 women in single cubicles and a further 46 in double bedrooms or 'special' rooms.
New Kent Road,Driscoll House 2017,is a Grade II listed building. It first opened as Ada Lewis House in 1913..jpg
Driscoll House 2017, is a Grade II listed building. It first opened as an "Ada Lewis House"

New Kent Road,Driscoll House Library..jpg
LIBRARY
New Kent Road,Driscoll House. Bedroom..jpg
BEDROOM
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Re: New kent Road

Postby kiwi » Wed Jan 23, 2019 12:51 am

A Programme for an annual Benefit for the Elephant and Castle Theatre manager, Ernest E Norris, who managed the Theatre from 1904 to 1906 in the absence of the lessee and manager Henry Vassall d'Esterre who owned it from 1888 to 1908.
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Elephant & Castle.The Auditorium and Stage of the Coronet Theatre in 2013 - Photo M.L.jpg
Elephant & Castle.The Auditorium and Stage of the Coronet Theatre in 2013 - Photo M.L
Elephant and Castle Theatre, price list c1904..jpg
Elephant and Castle Theatre, price list c 1904?

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Re: New kent Road

Postby kiwi » Sun Jan 27, 2019 11:16 pm

The Hand In Hand Pub, 2008 was situated at 37 Meadow Row. (formerly Arch Street, and before that Thomas Street). Runs off New Kent Road into Rockingham Street.
The Hand In Hand Pub, 2008 was situated at 37 Meadow Row. (formerly Arch Street, and before that Thomas Street).  Off New Kent Road running into Rockingham Steet.jpg

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Re: New kent Road

Postby kiwi » Thu Mar 28, 2019 5:21 am

Trocadero,Elephant & Castle.  X.jpg
Trocadero,Elephant & Castle.
TROCADERO, NEW KENT ROAD. X.jpg
Elephant & Castle, Buddy Holly backstage at the Trocadero, March 1958.  X.png
Elephant & Castle, Buddy Holly backstage at the Trocadero, March 1958.
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Re: New kent Road

Postby kiwi » Tue May 07, 2019 3:25 am

New Kent Road, The Paragon, Southwark completed in 1807, was demolished in 1898..png
New Kent Road, The Paragon, Southwark completed in 1807, was demolished in 1898.

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Re: New kent Road

Postby kiwi » Mon Jul 22, 2019 11:25 pm

New Kent Road. Henry Bown's studio at number 43.  X.png
43 New Kent Road. Henry Bown's studio

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Re: New kent Road

Postby kiwi » Fri Sep 06, 2019 3:48 am

New Kent Road,Bricklayers Arms,1954, more or less opposite the Library.  X..png
New Kent Road,Bricklayers Arms,1954, more or less opposite the Library.


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