Pilot Close, SE8

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Kenneth bennett
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Added: 28 Jun 2018 00:28 GMT   
Post by Kenneth bennett: Janet Street, E14

My great grandparents Charles and Hannah Bennett lived in Janet st my grandfather was their son William are there any photos ?
Regards Ken Bennett

Brian Bigwood
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Added: 27 Mar 2018 14:53 GMT   
Post by Brian Bigwood: Odessa Street, SE16

My mother Doris Bigwood and her family lived in Odessa Street until they were bombed out and moved to Sidcup. My grandfather worked as lighterman in the local docks and was named Walter Edward Bigwood. I believe there were 13 children and their motherâ??s surname was Hunt.
I would love to know if anyone is related or even knew the family. If so, please get in touch.

Added: 15 Mar 2018 09:39 GMT   
Post by Jan: Kerbela Street, E2

My grandparents lived in Kerbela Street many years ago when they were terraced houses. My memory of the street is one long street with these strange wrought iron things outside - which I now know as boot scrapers. The house inside was fairly large, but I was a child. Loo was outside. Shame they knocked the terraces down and build a huge housing estate, but that?s progress I suppose. Does anyone know the origin of the name Kerbela?

Melissa London
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Added: 2 Nov 2017 16:29 GMT   
Post by Melissa London: Trafalgar Avenue, SE15

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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Winner selected for London Bridge wayfinding competition
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The 1750 Rocque map is bounded by Sudbury (NW), Snaresbrook (NE), Eltham (SE) and Hampton Court (SW).
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The 1800 mapping is bounded by Stanmore (NW), Woodford (NE), Bromley (SE) and Hampton Court (SW).
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The 1830 mapping is bounded by West Hampstead (NW), Hackney (NE), Greenwich (SE) and Chelsea (SW).
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The 1860 mapping is bounded by Brent Cross (NW), Stratford (NE), Greenwich (SE) and Hammermith (SW).
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The 1900 mapping covers all of the London area.


New Cross

New Cross is a district on the north tip of the London Borough of Lewisham. New Cross is covered by London postal district SE14.

It is home to Goldsmiths College, Haberdashers’ Aske’s Hatcham College, Addey and Stanhope School and Millwall F.C..

The area is served by two stations, New Cross station and New Cross Gate station. Both are on the East London Line of the London Underground network as well as being suburban railway stations.

New Cross is near St John’s, Nunhead, Peckham, Brockley, Deptford and Greenwich. Its proximity to the latter two, both of which have strong maritime connections, led to the establishment of the Royal Naval School in New Cross in 1843 to house "the sons of impecunious naval officers". The school relocated further south-east to Mottingham in 1889, and the former school building subsequently (from 1891) housed Goldsmiths College.

On 25 November 1944, a V2 rocket exploded at the Woolworth?s store in New Cross Road, on the site later occupied by the Iceland store. 168 people were killed, ranging in age from Michael Glover, aged 1 month, to William Frank, aged 80.

In January 1981, 13 young black people were killed in the New Cross Fire at a party at 439 New Cross Road. Suspicions that the fire was caused by a racist attack, and official indifference to the death, led to the largest ever political mobilisation of black people seen in Britain.

Recently the area has become something of a property hot-spot on account of the so-called arts boom in neighbouring Deptford and the New Cross scene that has benefited local nightlife.

Famous residents

Poet Robert Browning lived in Telegraph Cottage near New Cross Road during the 1840s

Political activist Jim Connell wrote the anthem The Red Flag en route to his home in New Cross in December 1889

Music hall star Marie Lloyd lived in Lewisham Way from 1887 to 1893

Sir Barnes Wallis (blue plaque on building on corner of New Cross Road and Nettleton Road)

1970s glam rocker Steve Harley grew up in Fairlawn Mansions, New Cross, going to Edmund Waller and Haberdashers’ Aske’s schools.

Actor Gary Oldman was born and raised in New Cross. His film ’Nil By Mouth’ is loosely based on his life growing up in South East London.

In song

Carter USM wrote a song called The Only Living Boy in New Cross (1992) (the title being a play on that of Simon and Garfunkel’s song The only living boy in New York).


Gordon-Orr, Neil (2004). Deptford Fun City: a ramble through the history and music of New Cross and Deptford. London: Past Tense Publications.

Addey and Stanhope School:   Voluntary aided school (Secondary) which accepts students between the ages of 11 and 16. Admissions policy: Comprehensive (secondary).
Childeric Primary School:   Community school (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 11.
Clyde Early Childhood Centre:   This is a children’s centre.
Clyde Nursery School:   Local authority nursery school (Nursery) which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 5.
Deptford Green School:   Community school (Secondary) which accepts students between the ages of 11 and 16. Admissions policy: Comprehensive (secondary).
Deptford Park Primary School:   Community school (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 11.
Goldsmiths College, University of London:   Higher education institutions
Grinling Gibbons Primary School:   Community school (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 11.
Kings Kids Christian School:   Other independent school which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 11. Admissions policy: Non-selective.
Lucas Vale Primary School:   Community school (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 11.
Marathon Science School:   Other independent school which accepts students between the ages of 10 and 19.
Myatt Garden Primary School:   Community school (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 11.
New Cross Gate:   England's railway boom of the 1830s led to two competing companies driving lines through New Cross.
Pepys Park:   
Sayes Court Park:   
Sir Francis Drake Primary School:   Community school (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 5 and 11.
St James’s Hatcham Church of England Primary School:   Voluntary aided school (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 4 and 11.

Reservoir Road,Brockley (1904):   2015

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