Watergate Street, SE8

Road in/near Deptford, existing until now

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Road · Deptford · SE8 ·
December
23
2021

Watergate Street is an old Deptford street giving access to the river.

Watergate Street was formerly known as King Street.

Many large houses were built in the street during the 17th and 18th centuries and lived in by those connected to the maritime trade.

By the twentieth century the street had became a slum and post-war, new housing was built.


Main source: OLD DEPTFORD HISTORY
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CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE LOCALITY

Lived here
Christine Clark   
Added: 20 Feb 2021 11:27 GMT   

Number 44 (1947 - 1967)
The Clark’s moved here from Dorking my father worked on the Thames as a captain of shell mex tankers,there were three children, CHristine, Barbara and Frank, my mother was Ida and my father Frank.Our house no 44 and 42 were pulled down and we were relocated to Bromley The rest of our family lived close by in Milton Court Rd, Brocklehurat Street, Chubworthy street so one big happy family..lovely days.

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LATEST LONDON-WIDE CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE PROJECT


Michael Upham   
Added: 16 Jan 2023 21:16 GMT   

Bala Place, SE16
My grandfather was born at 2 Bala Place.

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Added: 15 Jan 2023 09:49 GMT   

The Bombing of Nant Street WW2
My uncle with his young son and baby daughter were killed in the bombing of Nant Street in WW2. His wife had gone to be with her mother whilst the bombing of the area was taking place, and so survived. Cannot imagine how she felt when she returned to see her home flattened and to be told of the death of her husband and children.


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Brian J MacIntyre   
Added: 8 Jan 2023 17:27 GMT   

Malcolm Davey at Raleigh House, Dolphin Square
My former partner, actor Malcolm Davey, lived at Raleigh House, Dolphin Square, for many years until his death. He was a wonderful human being and an even better friend. A somewhat underrated actor, but loved by many, including myself. I miss you terribly, Malcolm. Here’s to you and to History, our favourite subject.
Love Always - Brian J MacIntyre
Minnesota, USA

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Robert Burns   
Added: 5 Jan 2023 17:46 GMT   

1 Abourne Street
My mother, and my Aunt and my Aunt’s family lived at number 1 Abourne Street.
I remember visitingn my aunt Win Housego, and the Housego family there. If I remember correctly virtually opposite number 1, onthe corner was the Lord Amberley pub.

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Comment
   
Added: 30 Dec 2022 21:41 GMT   

Southam Street, W10
do any one remember J&A DEMOLITON at harrow rd kensal green my dad work for them in a aec 6 wheel tipper got a photo of him in it

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Fumblina   
Added: 26 Dec 2022 18:59 GMT   

Detailed history of Red Lion
I’m not the author but this blog by Dick Weindling and Marianne Colloms has loads of really clear information about the history of the Red Lion which people might appreciate.


Source: ‘Professor Morris’ and the Red Lion, Kilburn

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BG   
Added: 20 Dec 2022 02:58 GMT   

Lancing Street, NW1
LANCING STREET

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Why   
Added: 19 Dec 2022 20:09 GMT   

Tempest
I don’t know

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NEARBY LOCATIONS OF NOTE
Deptford Deptford is named after a ford of the River Ravensbourne.

NEARBY STREETS
Abinger Grove, SE8 Abinger Grove started life in the early 1860s.
Albury Street, SE8 Albury Street was originally Union Street - a name commemorating the 1707 union of Scotland and England.
Barnes Terrace, SE8 Barnes Terrace is a road in the SE8 postcode area
Barnes’s Alley, SE8 Barnes’s Alley ran off New King Street.
Basevi Way, SE8 Basevi Way is a road in the SE8 postcode area
Benbow Street, SE8 Benbow Street is one of the streets of London in the SE8 postal area.
Berthon Street, SE8 Berthon Street is a road in the SE8 postcode area
Borthwick Street, SE8 Borthwick Street is a road in the SE8 postcode area
Brig Mews, SE8 Brig Mews is a road in the SE8 postcode area
Bronze Street, SE8 Bronze Street is a road in the SE8 postcode area
Clarence Road, SE8 Clarence Road is one of the streets of London in the SE8 postal area.
Clyde Street, SE8 Clyde Street is one of the streets of London in the SE8 postal area.
Cofferdam Way, SE8 Cofferdam Way is a location in London.
Copperas Street, SE8 Copperas Street is a road in the SE10 postcode area
Creek Road, SE8 The SE8 section of Creek Road is west of Deptford Creek.
Crossfield Street, SE8 Crossfield Street is one of the streets of London in the SE8 postal area.
Czar Street, SE8 Czar Peter the Great of Russia lived at Sayes Court nearby in 1698 while studying shipbuilding at Deptford.
Dacca Street, SE8 Dacca Street is a road in the SE8 postcode area
Dawson Street, SE8 Dawson Street first appears as a tiny side street on the 1830s map.
Deptford Green, SE8 Deptford Green is one of the streets of London in the SE8 postal area.
Deptford Market, SE8 Deptford Market is one of the streets of London in the SE8 postal area.
Diana Close, SE8 Diana Close is a road in the SE8 postcode area
Dorking Close, SE8 Dorking Close is a road in the SE8 postcode area
Dragon Road, SE8 Dragon Road is one of the streets of London in the SE8 postal area.
Dryfield Walk, SE8 Dryfield Walk is a road in the SE8 postcode area
Edward Place, SE8 Edward Place is one of the streets of London in the SE8 postal area.
Edward Street, SE8 Edward Street is one of the streets of London in the SE8 postal area.
Ffinch Street, SE8 Ffinch Street is one of the streets of London in the SE8 postal area.
Frigate Mews, SE8 Frigate Mews is a road in the SE8 postcode area
Glaisher Street, SE8 Glaisher Street is one of the streets of London in the SE8 postal area.
Grinling Place, SE8 Grinling Place is one of the streets of London in the SE8 postal area.
Hamilton Street, SE8 Hamilton Street is a road in the SE8 postcode area
Henrietta Close, SE8 Henrietta Close is a road in the SE8 postcode area
Kerry Road, SE14 A street within the SE14 postcode
Kingfisher Square, SE8 Kingfisher Square is one of the streets of London in the SE8 postal area.
Lamerton Street, SE8 Lamerton Street is a road in the SE8 postcode area
Marlowe Path, SE8 Marlowe Path is a road in the SE8 postcode area
Mary Ann Gardens, SE8 Mary Ann Gardens is one of the streets of London in the SE8 postal area.
Mcmillan Street, SE8 Mcmillan Street is one of the streets of London in the SE8 postal area.
Napier Avenue, SE8 Napier Avenue is a road in the SE8 postcode area
Napier Close, SE8 Napier Close is a road in the SE8 postcode area
New King Street, SE8 New King Street is one of the streets of London in the SE8 postal area.
Payne Street, SE8 Payne Street is a road in the SE8 postcode area
Prince Street, SE8 Prince Street is one of the streets of London in the SE8 postal area.
Railway Arches, SE8 Railway Arches is one of the streets of London in the SE8 postal area.
Sayes Court Street, SE8 Sayes Court Street is a road in the SE8 postcode area
Seager Buildings, SE8 Seager Buildings is one of the streets of London in the SE8 postal area.
Staunton Street, SE8 Staunton Street is a road in the SE8 postcode area
Stowage, SE8 Stowage is one of the streets of London in the SE8 postal area.
Strafford House, SE8 Strafford House is a block on Evelyn Street
Taylor Close, SE8 Taylor Close is a road in the SE8 postcode area
The Pepys Enterprise Centre, SE8 The Pepys Enterprise Centre is one of the streets of London in the SE8 postal area.
Trevithick Street, SE8 Trevithick Street is a road in the SE8 postcode area
Warwickshire Path, SE8 Warwickshire Path is one of the streets of London in the SE8 postal area.
Wharf Street, SE8 Wharf Street is a road in the SE8 postcode area
Wotton Road, SE8 Wotton Road dates from the 1850s and called Wooton Road on the Stanford map of the following decade.

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Deptford

Deptford is named after a ford of the River Ravensbourne.

Deptford began as two small communities - one at the ford on the Ravensbourne with the other being a fishing village on the Thames (called West Greenwich).

During the reign of Henry VIII, it became home to Deptford Dockyard (the first of the Royal Dockyards) which lasted until the lat Victorian era. They were the main administrative centre of the Royal Navy. Deptford had a long royal connection and gave birth to the legend of Sir Walter Raleigh laying down his cape for Queen Elizabeth I. Captain James Cook’s third voyage aboard Resolution set out from here. Deptford became a major shipbuilding faciliry and attracted Peter the Great of Russia to arrive incognito to study shipbuilding.

The two Deptford communities grew together and flourished. The area declined as first the Royal Navy moved out, and then the commercial docks themselves declined until the last dock, Convoys Wharf, closed in 2000.

Opened in 1836, Deptford station is the oldest railway station in London and was situated on the first London railway - the London and Greenwich Railway which opened its first section between Spa Road, Bermondsey and Deptford on 8 February 1836. The line was extended westwards to the new London Bridge Station on 14 December 1836 and eastwards to Greenwich on 24 December 1838.


LOCAL PHOTOS
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Trains once ran down the centre of Grove Street in Deptford. Originally called the Thames Junction Railway, the Deptford Wharf Branch was a goods-only branch built to a railway-owned wharf on the Thames incorporating the old established Deadman’s Dock. This connected in to the lines to New Cross Gate and the South London Line and its route crossed the Grand Surrey Canal, first on a lifting bridge then further north at a higher level on an over bridge. The wharf was more or less divided into two halves with Grove Street forming the boundary. There was a line which came out of the east side of a yard and formed the Grove Street Tramway that ran down the middle of the road to the Corporation of London Foreign Cattle Market. Between the Wharf and the cattle market was the Royal Victualling Yard, later the Royal Victoria Yard. The Locomotive is a London and Brighton and South Coast Railway Class D1.
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London bus (2020)
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In the neighbourhood...

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View of Deptford High Street, SE8
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Abinger Grove VE Day street party This road runs up to Evelyn Street in Deptford
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Albury Street, formerly Union Street in Deptford (1906)
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Deptford Ferry Road - view of Britannia Dock. Above the terraced houses the masts and yards of the barque Killoran can be seen under repair in Britannia Dry Dock in 1928.
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Robert Price - yet another fence! He’s a one man fence erecting machine...
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London bus (2020)
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Lost
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Greenwich Foot Tunnel
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Two smallpox hospital ships moored off Deptford - vaccinations eventually rid the world completely of this terrible disease. Acquired in 1881, the ships were later moved down river to Long Reach, before being phased out in 1904
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Duck down at the Macy’s parade, New York City (1961)
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