Sedan Way, SE17

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Road · Walworth · SE17 ·
August
13
2017
Sedan Way is a road in the SE17 postcode area





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Graham O’Connell   
Added: 10 Apr 2021 10:24 GMT   

Lloyd & Sons, Tin Box Manufacturers (1859 - 1982)
A Lloyd & Sons occupied the wharf (now known as Lloyds Wharf, Mill Street) from the mid 19th Century to the late 20th Century. Best known for making tin boxes they also produced a range of things from petrol canisters to collecting tins. They won a notorious libel case in 1915 when a local councillor criticised the working conditions which, in fairness, weren’t great. There was a major fire here in 1929 but the company survived at least until 1982 and probably a year or two after that.

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DavidA   
Added: 11 Aug 2023 13:03 GMT   

Grange Court, SE5
A conveyance from The British Land Company to (sisters?) Emma and Mary Anne Crawley ... presumably the first development on this site.

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Admin   
Added: 26 Aug 2022 15:19 GMT   

Bus makes a leap
A number 78 double-decker bus driven by Albert Gunter was forced to jump an accidentally opening Tower Bridge.

He was awarded a £10 bonus.

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Christine D Elliott   
Added: 12 Jun 2023 09:33 GMT   

Blockhouse Street
I grew up at 89 Blockhouse Street with my parents, sister, grandparents & aunt. We had enough rooms but there was no bathroom, we had to go to the public bath every Friday evening (more hot in number 5 please) & the toilet was outside. There was an endless stream of family coming & going & I remember it as a very happy time. I attended Ilderton Road Primary school & then Collingwood School for girls in Leo street behind the Regal cinema. We were all re-housed in 1966 for re-development. I am always grateful for the happy childhood that I had growing up in this area.

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DavidA   
Added: 11 Aug 2023 11:31 GMT   

Grange Court, SE5
A 1960s redevelopment of the spacious 101 Talfourd Road (there doesn’t seem to have been a 103 in spite of title deeds)

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Johna216   
Added: 9 Aug 2017 16:26 GMT   

Thanks!
I have recently started a web site, the info you provide on this site has helped me greatly. Thank you for all of your time & work. There can be no real freedom without the freedom to fail. by Erich Fromm. eeggefeceefb

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Lived here
KJ   
Added: 11 Apr 2021 12:34 GMT   

Family
1900’s Cranmer family lived here at 105 (changed to 185 when road was re-numbered)
James Cranmer wife Louisa ( b.Logan)
They had 3 children one being my grandparent William (Bill) CRANMER married to grandmother “Nancy” He used to go to
Glengall Tavern in Bird in Bush Rd ,now been converted to flats.

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Added: 27 Jul 2021 14:31 GMT   

correction
Chaucer did not write Pilgrims Progress. His stories were called the Canterbury Tales

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Added: 6 Jul 2021 05:38 GMT   

Wren Road in the 1950s and 60s
Living in Grove Lane I knew Wren Road; my grandfather’s bank, Lloyds, was on the corner; the Scout District had their office in the Congregational Church and the entrance to the back of the Police station with the stables and horses was off it. Now very changed - smile.

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Added: 3 Jun 2021 15:50 GMT   

All Bar One
The capitalisation is wrong

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Jonathan Cocking   
Added: 30 Aug 2022 13:38 GMT   

Tower Bridge, SE1
The driver subsequently married his clippie (conductress).

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DavidA   
Added: 11 Aug 2023 11:27 GMT   

Grange Court, SE5
Actually SE15 (SE15 5PB) as marker is across the road.

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DavidA   
Added: 11 Aug 2023 11:34 GMT   

Grange Court, SE5
Proud of being in Peckham....

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DavidA   
Added: 11 Aug 2023 13:59 GMT   

The British Land Co.
...was set up in 1858 by the National Building Society to own land and split it into plots so the new freeholder could get a vote in elections. So it seems some individual houses were built like in 1869 and maybe the terraces came a bit later, with mortgages from the building society. Maybe the road names were already there ... after judges Sir Thomas Talfourd, Lord Denman and Lord Lyndhurst ... which each got a (former) pub name too

Source: British Land - Wikipedia

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LATEST LONDON-WIDE CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE PROJECT


Jean Deane   
Added: 2 Oct 2023 16:43 GMT   

Advertisement for a laundry in Mill Lane, Brixton Hill, SW2 from early 1900’s
The New Imperial Laundry

Source: From a Ladies glance guide for Mistress and Maid

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Sue   
Added: 24 Sep 2023 19:09 GMT   

Meyrick Rd
My family - Roe - lived in poverty at 158 Meyrick Rd in the 1920s, moving to 18 Lavender Terrace in 1935. They also lived in York Rd at one point. Alf, Nell (Ellen), plus children John, Ellen (Did), Gladys, Joyce & various lodgers. Alf worked for the railway (LMS).

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Born here
Michael   
Added: 20 Sep 2023 21:10 GMT   

Momentous Birth!
I was born in the upstairs front room of 28 Tyrrell Avenue in August 1938. I was a breach birth and quite heavy ( poor Mum!). My parents moved to that end of terrace house from another rental in St Mary Cray where my three year older brother had been born in 1935. The estate was quite new in 1938 and all the properties were rented. My Father was a Postman. I grew up at no 28 all through WWII and later went to Little Dansington School

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Mike Levy   
Added: 19 Sep 2023 18:10 GMT   

Bombing of Arbour Square in the Blitz
On the night of September 7, 1940. Hyman Lubosky (age 35), his wife Fay (or Fanny)(age 32) and their son Martin (age 17 months) died at 11 Arbour Square. They are buried together in Rainham Jewish Cemetery. Their grave stones read: "Killed by enemy action"

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Lady Townshend   
Added: 8 Sep 2023 16:02 GMT   

Tenant at Westbourne (1807 - 1811)
I think that the 3rd Marquess Townshend - at that time Lord Chartley - was a tenant living either at Westbourne Manor or at Bridge House. He undertook considerable building work there as well as creating gardens. I am trying to trace which house it was. Any ideas gratefully received

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Alex Britton   
Added: 30 Aug 2023 10:43 GMT   

Late opening
The tracks through Roding Valley were opened on 1 May 1903 by the Great Eastern Railway (GER) on its Woodford to Ilford line (the Fairlop Loop).

But the station was not opened until 3 February 1936 by the London and North Eastern Railway (LNER, successor to the GER).

Source: Roding Valley tube station - Wikipedia

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Kevin Pont   
Added: 30 Aug 2023 09:52 GMT   

Shhh....
Roding Valley is the quietest tube station, each year transporting the same number of passengers as Waterloo does in one day.

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Kevin Pont   
Added: 30 Aug 2023 09:47 GMT   

The connection with Bletchley Park
The code-breaking computer used at Bletchley Park was built in Dollis Hill.

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NEARBY LOCATIONS OF NOTE
Aylesbury Estate, SE17 The Aylesbury Estate is a vast housing development in Walworth.

NEARBY STREETS
Akers Street, SE17 Acre Street became Akers Street in 1903.
Albany Road, SE5 Albany Road is one of the streets of London in the SE5 postal area.
Albridge Street, SE17 Albridge Street is a road in the SE17 postcode area
Aldbridge Street, SE17 A street within the SE17 postcode
Alexandria Apartments, SE17 Alexandria Apartments is a block on Congreve Street.
Alsace Road, SE17 Alsace Road is a road in the SE17 postcode area
Alvey Street, SE17 Alvey Street is a road in the SE17 postcode area
Ashenden House, SE17 Residential block
Avington Court, SE17 Avington Court is a block on Old Kent Road.
Aylesbury Road, SE17 Aylesbury Road is one of the streets of London in the SE17 postal area.
Bagshot Street, SE5 Bagshot Street is one of the streets of London in the SE17 postal area.
Balfour Street, SE17 Balfour Street is a road in the SE17 postcode area
Balmoral Court, SE17 Balmoral Court is a building on Merrow Street.
Barham House, SE17 Barham House is a block on Kinglake Street.
Barker House, SE17 Barker House is a block on Congreve Street.
Barlow Street, SE17 Barlow Street is one of the streets of London in the SE17 postal area.
Beaconsfield Road, SE5 Beaconsfield Road is part of the Aylesbury Estate.
Beckway Street, SE17 Beckway Street is a road in the SE17 postcode area
Bethersden House, SE17 Bethersden House is a block on Kinglake Street.
Blackwood Apartments, SE17 Blackwood Apartments is sited on Paragon Way.
Blackwood Avenue, SE17 Blackwood Avenue is a road in the N18 postcode area
Blackwood Street, SE17 A street within the SE17 postcode
Blendon House, SE17 Blendon House is located on Wadding Street.
Brettell Street, SE17 Brettell Street is a road in the SE17 postcode area
Burton Grove, SE17 Burton Grove is a road in the SE17 postcode area
Catesby Street, SE17 Catesby Street is a road in the SE17 postcode area
Chadwell House, SE17 Chadwell House can be found on Inville Road.
Chatham Street, SE17 Chatham Street is a road in the SE17 postcode area
Coburg Road, N22 Coburg Road is a location in London.
Comus House, SE17 Comus House can be found on Congreve Street.
Comus Place, SE17 Comus Place is a road in the SE17 postcode area
Congreve Street, SE17 Congreve Street is one of the streets of London in the SE17 postal area.
Crail Row, SE17 Crail Row is a road in the SE17 postcode area
Crosslet Street, SE17 Crosslet Street is a road in the SE17 postcode area
Culand House, SE17 Culand House is a block on Congreve Street.
Curtis House, SE17 Curtis House is a block on Morecambe Street.
Darvell House, SE17 Darvell House is sited on Inville Road.
Darwin Street, SE17 Darwin Street is a road in the SE17 postcode area
Dawes House, SE17 Dawes House can be found on Rodney Road.
Dawes Street, SE17 James Arthur Dawes was the first Mayor of the Metropolitan Borough of Southwark.
Dean’s Buildings, SE17 Dean’s Buildings is a road in the SE17 postcode area
Dent House, SE17 Dent House is a block on Huntsman Street.
Detling House, SE17 Detling House is a block on Congreve Street.
Domville Court, SE17 Domville Court is a block on Bagshot Street.
Dormstone House, SE17 Dormstone House is located on Congreve Street.
East Street, SE17 East Street, famous for its market, is likely to have been the birthplace of Charlie Chaplin, although no birth certificate exists.
Edward Clifford House, SE17 Edward Clifford House is a block on Elsted Street.
Ellery House, SE17 Ellery House is a building on Beckway Street.
Ellis House, SE17 Ellis House is a block on Brandon Street.
Elsted Street, SE17 Elsted Street is one of the streets of London in the SE17 postal area.
Eltham Street, SE17 Eltham Street was once part of the most densely populated part of London with no open space at all and counting 249 people per acre in St Johns Ward.
Eugene Cotter House, SE17 Eugene Cotter House is located on Tatum Street.
Everett House, SE17 Everett House is a block on East Street.
Exon Street, SE17 A street within the SE17 postcode
Eynsford House, SE17 Eynsford House is a block on Beckway Street.
Faversham House, SE17 Faversham House is a building on Kinglake Street.
Flint Street, SE17 Flint Street is one of the streets of London in the SE17 postal area.
Flinton Street, SE17 Flinton Street is a road in the SE17 postcode area
Freemantle Street, SE17 Freemantle Street is a road in the SE17 postcode area
Hadlow House, SE17 Residential block
Halpin Place, SE17 A street within the SE17 postcode
Harrison House, SE17 Harrison House is a block on Brandon Street.
Hemp Walk, SE17 A street within the SE17 postcode
Hendre Road, SE1 Hendre Road is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Henshaw Street, SE17 Henshaw Street is a road in the SE17 postcode area
Hillery Close, SE17 Hillery Close is a road in the SE17 postcode area
Huntsman Street, SE17 A street within the SE17 postcode
Ightham House, SE17 Ightham House is a building on Beckway Street.
Inville Road, SE17 Inville Road serves the Aylesbury Estate.
Ivychurch Lane, SE17 A street within the SE17 postcode
Kennedy Walk, SE17 A street within the SE17 postcode
Keston House, SE17 Keston House can be found on Kinglake Street.
King George IV Court, SE17 King George IV Court is a block on Dawes Street.
Kinglake Street, SE17 Kinglake Street is one of the streets of London in the SE17 postal area.
Kingsley Flats, SE1 A street within the postcode
Knight House, SE17 Knight House is a building on Huntsman Street.
Laurel Apartments, SE17 Laurel Apartments is a building on Townsend Street.
Lees House, SE17 Lees House is located on Inville Road.
Liverpool Grove, SE17 Liverpool Grove was an idea of the Eccleciastical Commissioners of England.
Lytham Street, SE17 Lytham Street is a road in the SE17 postcode area
Madron Street, SE1 Madron Street is a road in the SE1 postcode area
Madron Street, SE17 Madron Street is one of the streets of London in the SE17 postal area.
Mandela Way, SE1 Mandela Way is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Mandela Way, SE1 Mandela Way is a road in the SE16 postcode area
Mansfield Point, SE17 Mansfield Point is a location in London.
Marcia Road, SE1 Marcia Road is a road in the SE1 postcode area
Mardyke House, SE17 Mardyke House is a building on Crosslet Street.
Marnock House, SE17 Marnock House is a block on Brandon Street.
Marshall House, SE17 Marshall House is a block on East Street.
Mason Street, SE17 A street within the SE17 postcode
Massinger Street, SE17 Massinger Street is one of the streets of London in the SE17 postal area.
Merrow Street, SE17 Merrow Street is one of the streets of London in the SE17 postal area.
Merrow Walk, SE17 Merrow Walk is a road in the SE17 postcode area
Michael Faraday House, SE17 Michael Faraday House is a block on Beaconsfield Road.
Mina Road, SE1 Mina Road is one of the streets of London in the SE17 postal area.
Mina Road, SE1 Mina Road is a road in the SE1 postcode area
Minnow Walk, SE17 Minnow Walk is a road in the SE17 postcode area
Missenden, SE17 Missenden is one of the streets of London in the SE17 postal area.
New Paragon Walk, SE17 New Paragon Walk is a location in London.
Newbolt House, SE17 Newbolt House is a block on Brandon Street.
Nicholson House, SE17 Nicholson House was built as one of the first blocks of the Browning Estate.
Northchurch, SE17 A street within the SE17 postcode
Offham House, SE17 Offham House is a block on Beckway Street.
Orb Street, SE17 Orb Street is a road in the SE17 postcode area
Penry Street, SE1 A street within the SE1 postcode
Plaxdale House, SE17 Plaxdale House is a block on Congreve Street.
Portland Street, SE17 Portland Street is one of the streets of London in the SE17 postal area.
Povey House, SE17 Povey House can be found on Beckway Street.
Preston Close, SE1 A street within the SE1 postcode
Preston House, SE17 Preston House can be found on Preston Close.
Queens House, SE17 Queens House is a block on Merrow Street.
Richmond House, SE17 Richmond House is a block on East Street.
Rodney Road, SE17 Rodney Road is one of the streets of London in the SE17 postal area.
Roland Way, SE17 Roland Way is a road in the SE17 postcode area
Salisbury Close, SE17 Salisbury Close is a location in London.
Saltwood Grove, SE17 A street within the SE17 postcode
Setchell Way, SE1 Setchell Way is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Shopping Centre, SE1 Shopping Centre is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Shorncliffe Road, SE5 Shorncliffe Road is a road in the SE5 postcode area
Smyrk’s Road, SE17 Smyrk’s Road lies off Bagshot Street.
Soane House, SE17 Soane House is a block on Roland Way.
Southborough House, SE17 Southborough House is a block on Kinglake Street.
Sovereign House, SE1P A street within the SE1 postcode
St Mary Newington Close, SE17 St Mary Newington Close is a retirement development of 42 flats.
Stanford Place, SE17 Stanford Place is a road in the SE17 postcode area
Staunton House, SE17 Staunton House is a block on Huntsman Street.
Stead Street, SE17 Stead Street is a road in the SE17 postcode area
Stockham Court, SE17 Stockham Court is a block on Rodney Road.
Surrey Grove, SE17 A street within the SE17 postcode
Surrey Square, SE17 Surrey Square was built in 1793-4 by Michael Searles.
Surrey Terrace, SE17 A street within the SE17 postcode
Taplow, SE17 Taplow is a block in Walworth.
Tatum Street, SE17 Tatum Street is one of the streets of London in the SE17 postal area.
Tenterden House, SE17 Tenterden House is a block on Kinglake Street.
The Chaplin Centre, SE17 A street within the SE17 postcode
Thomson House, SE17 Thomson House is sited on Beckway Street.
Thornton House, SE17 Thornton House is a block on Townsend Street.
Thurlow Street, SE17 Thurlow Street is one of the streets of London in the SE17 postal area.
Thurlow Walk, SE17 Thurlow Walk is a road in the SE17 postcode area
Tisdall Place, SE17 Tisdall Place is a road in the SE17 postcode area
Townley Street, SE17 Townley Street is one of the streets of London in the SE17 postal area.
Townsend Street, SE17 Townsend Street is one of the streets of London in the SE17 postal area.
Trafalgar Street, SE17 Trafalgar Street is one of the streets of London in the SE17 postal area.
Tyler Court, SE17 Tyler Court is a block on Balfour Street.
Upnor Way, SE17 Upnor Way is a road in the SE17 postcode area
Villa Street, SE17 Villa Street has been in existence since the turn of the nineteenth century.
Wadding Street, SE17 Wadding Street is a road in the SE17 postcode area
Walsham House, SE17 Walsham House is sited on Bronti Close.
Wendover, SE17 A street within the SE17 postcode
Willow Walk, SE1 Willow Walk is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Wingrave, SE17 Wingrave is one of the streets of London in the SE17 postal area.
Wooler Street, SE17 Wooler Street is a road in the SE17 postcode area
Worth Grove, SE17 A street within the SE17 postcode

NEARBY PUBS
Dun Cow The Dun Cow stood at 279 Old Kent Road.
The Swan The Swan stood at 84 Old Kent Road.


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Walworth

Walworth is an inner-city district in the London Borough of Southwark. Walworth probably derives its name from the Old English Wealhworth, meaning 'farm'. It is located 2 miles south east of Charing Cross and near to Camberwell and Elephant and Castle.

The major streets in Walworth are the Old Kent Road and Walworth Road. It once had a common surrounded by streets with houses on one side, the Common on the other. This whole area is now covered by housing.

St. Peter's Church, Walworth's altar
St. Peter's Church, Walworth, built circa 1825, is an excellent example of the neo-classical style of church built by Sir John Soane. It is an indication of the wealth of the middle-class merchants who then lived in the vicinity that they could afford an architect of such prominence. Charles Upfold was born at Walworth Common and baptised at St. Peters. The church is home to the Monkey Park - which was once home to a menagerie kept by a past Reverend of the Church, but is now a garden.

Walworth is also home to the Pullens buildings - a mixture of Victorian live/work spaces and yards. Many of the flats are 1 bedroom, and some of the flats still connect to the Workshops of any of the three yards (Illife Yard, Peacock Yard and one other). They all share communal roof terraces with extensive views over to the West End.
Walworth also used to have a Zoo, in Royal Surrey Gardens, which was visited by Queen Victoria.

East Street market is a major street market.


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Wild’s Rents, SE1 (1930s)
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Villa Street Walworth c.1907.
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The Dun Cow at 279 Old Kent Road.
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In the neighbourhood...

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Burgess Park being created (1973)
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The Swan, 82-86 Old Kent Road. Demolished in 2004.
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East Street, Walworth is likely to have been the birthplace of Charlie Chaplin, although no birth certificate exists. It could therefore also have been the inspiration for his similarly named 1917 seminal short film Easy Street, a suggestion made as early as 1928 in the film ’The Life Story of Charlie Chaplin’ by Harry B. Parkinson. The famous trousers and boots of Chaplin’s trademark tramp costume may have been inspired by the every-day clothes Chaplin saw worn in what he called East Lane market. East Street Market also features in the title sequence to the television programme Only Fools and Horses.
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Villa Street Walworth c.1907.
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Eltham Street, Walworth before demolition
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Two young children watching others play outside in Christmas Street, SE1 on 21 December 1946. The buildings in the image are Clifton Buildings - four-storey tenements accessible via open stairwells which were classified as a slum and then condemned to be demolished to built the new Haddonhall Estate.
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The Dun Cow at 279 Old Kent Road.
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The Aylesbury Estate, Walworth, as viewed from Chiltern (2009)
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