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Post by P Merry: Westgrove Lane, SE10

At the back of 10 West Grove Lane on the staircase leading to what was Grove House (now Hamilton House) is a large bath stone slab with an steel circular ring set into the flagstone. This stone can be lifted and underneath is a partially excavated tunnel. The cavity was never excavated when I lived here bit there was an ongoing story of smugglers tunnels and potential links to the Blackheath Caverns. Or perhaps it was just a massive coal shute.

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My Uncle (James Burgess and his wife Lil) used to live on Neate street, we used to come up from Croydon to visit (50 years ago) and play on the canal bridge that was about six houses along, the canal used to be at the back of his house. Used to feel like we were in a Dickens film Oliver Twist. The bridge is still there but nothing underneath as the canal has long gone and so have the houses that used to be on Neate street.

Image of Footbridge over Grand Surrey canal linking St Georges Way and Neate Street.

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The ARP Report giving details of the damage caused by a V2 Rocket on the 14 February 1945:- This very serious Rocket Attack occurred when the V2 struck Waite Street and the junction of Trafalgar Avenue Following details obtained from Camberwell ARP records : A LRR penetrated a 3 storey houses at the SW angle of Trafalgar Av with Waite Street, forming a crater at ground level about 40 feet across by 10 foot deep. Blast caused the complete demolishing of 12 4 storey ’neo Greek’ type of terrace houses of poor construction erected about 90 years previously. Damage beyond repair to about 25 similar properties adjoining the crater and damage calling for first aid repairs to properties within a s radius of about 200 yards of the crater. Rescue operations were concerned with the release of 10 trapped casualties which were found by dogs. Initial

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Former Bromley gym set to become foodbank centre

An empty gym in Bromley is set to be turned into a foodbank centre.


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Tragic photos have emerged which give an insight into the family life of a mum who was found dead in Bromley.


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CCTV images have been released of a man police want to speak to in connection with a burglary in Wilmington.

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Estranged husband hunted after woman found murdered in Bromley

A murder investigation has been launched after the body of a 31-year-old woman was found inside a flat in Bromley.


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Train woes continue as commuter complains of Thameslink train cancellation for fourth day running

Train chaos has continued into its fourth day this rush hour, as services on Southeastern, Thameslink and Southern have faced disruption.


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’Get off your games and on your bike’: New scheme aims to cut obesity by getting kids cycling

Children across Britain will have the chance to learn to ride a bike in a new initiative aiming to help combat childhood obesity.


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Spate of car part thefts prompts warning to drivers from Bexley police

Drivers across the Bexley borough are once again being warned to look after their cars after police have announced they are focusing on vehicle crime.


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Catford

Catford is an area in the London Borough of Lewisham.

The name is said to derive from wildcats at a crossing of the River Ravensbourne. Catford’s most prominent landmark is the Catford Cat, a giant fibreglass sculpture of a black cat above the entrance to the Catford Centre. This is a small shopping centre, housing Tesco and Iceland supermarkets as well as independent shops in the punningly-named Catford Mews. There is a street market on Catford Broadway. Catford has several pubs and a variety of non-chain restaurants and cafes.

Lewisham Council’s town hall and local government offices are located in Catford, near a crossroads of the Catford Gyratory road system. The art deco Broadway theatre adjoins the town hall. The only cinema in the borough stood opposite the theatre until its closure in 2002, while Catford’s public library is on another corner.

Catford is well connected for public transport, with two adjacent stations where railway lines cross (but do not interchange). Catford railway station is on the route between Blackfriars station and Sevenoaks via Bromley South, while Catford Bridge railway station is on the Mid-Kent line to Hayes from Charing Cross and Cannon Street stations. As well as the railway stations there is Catford bus garage, providing many routes towards Central London and out towards Bromley.


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PHOTOS OF THE AREA
The back gardens of Hazelbank Road (1915):   The view from the rear of 133 Hazelbank Road in Lewisham across Shroffold’s Farm, 1915


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A21, SE6 · Abbotshall Road, SE6 · Adam Close, SE6 · Adenmore Road, SE6 · Adolf Street, SE6 · Aitken Road, SE6 · Allerford Road, SE6 · Ardenmore Road, SE6 · Ardfilan Road, SE6 · Ardfillan Road, SE6 · Ardgowan Road, SE6 · Ardley Close, SE6 · Ardoch Road, SE6 · Arkindale Road, SE6 · Arngask Road, SE6 · Arnulf Street, SE6 · Arran Road, SE6 · Athelney Street, SE6 · Balloch Road, SE6 · Bankhurst Road, SE6 · Bargery Road, SE6 · Bargrove Crescent, SE6 · Barmeston Road, SE6 · Barrow Court, SE6 · Battersby Road, SE6 · Baudwin Road, SE6 · Beckenham Hill Road, SE6 · Beckenham Hill, SE6 · Beechfield Road, SE6 · Bellingham Green, SE6 · Bellingham Road, SE6 · Bexhill Road, SE4 · Birkhall Road, SE6 · Blythe Close, SE6 · Blythe Hill Lane, SE6 · Blythe Hill, SE6 · Blythe Vale, SE6 · Bosbury Road, SE6 · Boundfield Road, SE6 · Bourneside Gardens, SE6 · Bournville Road, SE6 · Bowness Road, SE6 · Bradgate Road, SE6 · Braidwood Road, SE6 · Brightling Road, SE4 · Britton CLose, SE6 · Broadfield Road, SE6 · Broadmead, SE6 · Bromley Road, SE6 · Brookdale Road, SE13 · Brookdale Road, SE6 · Brookehowse Road, SE6 · Brownhill Road, SE6 · Broxted Road, SE6 · Burford Road, SE6 · Burleigh Walk, SE6 · Callander Road, SE6 · Cameron Road, SE6 · Canadian Avenue, SE6 · Carstairs Road, SE6 · Carswell Road, SE6 · Casslee Road, SE6 · Castillon Road, SE6 · Catford Brid, SE6 · Catford Bridge, SE6 · Catford Contraflow Bus Lane, SE6 · Catford Hill, SE6 · Catford Road, SE6 · Catford, SE6 · Charsley Road, SE6 · Chestnut Close, SE6 · Chilthorne Close, SE6 · Clarens Street, SE6 · Conisborough Crescent, SE6 · Conisborough Cresent, SE6 · Cowden Street, SE6 · Cowdrey Mews, SE6 · Crantock Road, SE6 · Crutchley Road, SE6 · Cudham Street, SE6 · Culverley Road, SE6 · Cumberland Place, SE12 · Cumberland Place, SE6 · Daneby Road, SE6 · Daneswood Avenue, SE6 · Datchet Road, SE6 · Doggett Road, SE13 · Doggett Road, SE6 · Dowanhill Road, SE6 · Dunfield Gardens, SE6 · Dunfield Road, SE6 · Ector Road, SE6 · Elfrida Crescent, SE6 · Elfrida Cresent, SE6 · Elm Lane, SE6 · Elmer Road, SE6 · Engleheart Road, SE6 · Eros House Shops, SE6 · Evans Road, SE6 · Exbury Road, SE6 · Farley Mews, SE6 · Farley Road, SE6 · Farmstead Road, SE6 · Faversham Road, SE6 · Firhill ROad, SE6 · First Second Floor, SE6 · Fordel Road, SE6 · Fordmill Road, SE6 · Forster Park Prim Sch, SE6 · Further Green Road, SE12 · Further Green Road, SE6 · Ghent Street, SE6 · Gilton Road, SE6 · Glenfarg Road, SE6 · Glenwood Road, SE6 · Gramsci Way, SE6 · Grangemill Road, SE6 · Grangemill Way, SE6 · Greenside Close, SE6 · Hawkins Way, SE6 · Hawstead Road, SE13 · Hawstead Road, SE6 · Hazlebank Road, SE6 · Helvetia Street, SE6 · Hexal Road, SE6 · Holbeach Road, SE6 · Honley Road, SE6 · Inchmery Road, SE6 · Iona Close, SE4 · Iona Close, SE6 · Jutland Road, SE6 · Killearn Road, SE6 · King Alfred Avenue, SE6 · Knapmill Road, SE6 · Knapmill Way, SE6 · Laleham Road, SE6 · Leof Crescent, SE6 · Longdown Road, SE6 · Longhill Road, SE6 · Lushington Road, SE6 · Lutwyche Road, SE6 · Maroons Way, SE6 · Medusa Road, SE13 · Medusa Road, SE6 · Meliot Road, SE6 · Merchiston Road, SE6 · Meridian Court, SE6 · Minard Road, SE6 · Montacute Road, SE6 · Mordred Road, SE6 · Moremead Road, SE6 · Morena Street, SE6 · Mountfield Close, SE13 · Mountfield Close, SE6 · Muirkirk Road, SE6 · Muncies Mews, SE6 · Nelgarde Road, SE6 · Neuchatel Road, SE6 · Newquay Road, SE6 · Nyon Grove, SE6 · Oak Cottage Close, SE6 · Oakview Road, SE6 · Orford Road, SE6 · Oslac Road, SE6 · Otterden Street, SE6 · Overdown Road, SE6 · Passfields, SE6 · Pasture Road, SE6 · Patrol Place, SE6 · Pattenden Road, SE6 · Penberth Road, SE6 · Penderry Rise, SE6 · Penerley Road, SE6 · Perry Hill, SE6 · Perry Rise, SE26 · Perry Rise, SE6 · Persant Road, SE6 · Plassy Road, SE6 · Playgreen Way, SE6 · Polecroft Lane, SE6 · Polsted Road, SE6 · Pool Court, SE6 · Primrose Close, SE6 · Railway Children Walk, SE6 · Randlesdown Road, SE6 · Rathfern Road, SE6 · Ravensbourne Park Crescent, SE6 · Ravensbourne Park, SE6 · Ravensbourne Road, SE6 · Ravensbourne, SE6 · Redfern Road, SE6 · Ringstead Buildings, SE6 · Ringstead Road, SE6 · Riverview Park, SE6 · Rosenthal Road, SE6 · Rubens Street, SE6 · Rushey Green, SE6 · Rushford Road, SE4 · Rutland Park, SE6 · Rutland Walk, SE6 · Saint Fillans Road, SE6 · Salehurst Road, SE4 · Sandhurst Market, SE6 · Sandhurst Parade, SE6 · Sandhurst Road, SE6 · Sangley Road, SE6 · Savacentre Approach Road, SE6 · Savacentre Car Park Approach Rd, SE26 · Scrooby Street, SE6 · Sedge Hill School, SE6 · Sedgehill Road, BR3 · Sedgehill Road, SE6 · Sedgeway, SE6 · Selworthy Road, SE6 · Shorndean Street, SE6 · Silver Birch Close, SE6 · Silvermere Road, SE6 · South Park Crescent, SE6 · South Park Cresent, SE6 · Southend Lane, SE26 · Southend Lane, SE6 · Sportsbank Street, SE6 · St Fillans Road, SE6 · St Georges Parade, SE6 · St Mildreds Road, SE12 · Stable Mews, SE6 · Station Approach, SE6 · Station Buildings, SE6 · Steve Biko Lane, SE6 · Swallands Road, SE6 · Sycamore Grove, SE6 · Thomas Lane, SE6 · Thornsbeach Road, SE6 · Thurbarn Road, SE6 · Tibbenham Place, SE6 · Torridon Road, SE6 · Tudor Sports & Social Club, SE12 · Tugela Street, SE6 · Verdant Lane, BR1 · Verdant Lane, SE12 · Verdant Lane, SE6 · Vineyard Close, SE6 · Waterbank Road, SE6 · Watermead Road, SE6 · Waters Road, SE6 · Wellmeadow Road, SE6 · Wentland Close, SE6 · Wentland Road, SE6 · Westdown Road, SE6 · Whitefoot Lane, SE6 · Whitefoot Terace, BR1 · Whitefoot Terrace, BR1 · Wildfell Road, SE6 · Willow Close, SE6 · Windsor Mews, SE6 · Winsford Road, SE6 · Winslade Way, SE6 · Winterbourne Road, SE6 · Winterstoke Road, SE6 · Woodham Road, SE6 · Woolstone Road, SE6 · Worsley Bridge Road, SE6 ·

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