Decapod Street, E15
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Added: 3 May 2021 11:42 GMT
Downsell Primary School (1955 - 1958)
I was a pupil at Downsell road from I think 1955 age 7 until I left in 1958 age 10 having passed my "11plus" and won a scholarship to Parmiters school in bethnal green. I remember my class teacher was miss Lynn and the deputy head was mrs Kirby.
At the time we had an annual sports day for the whole school in july at drapers field, and trolley buses ran along the high street and there was a turning point for them just above the junction with downsell road.
I used to go swimming at cathall road baths, and also at the bakers arms baths where we had our school swimming galas. I nm y last year, my class was taken on a trip to the tower of london just before the end of term. I would love to hear from any pupils who remember me.
Added: 2 Mar 2023 13:50 GMT
The Queens Head
Queens Head demolished and a NISA supermarket and flats built in its place.
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Added: 7 Dec 2023 17:36 GMT
Blackheath Grove, SE3
Road was originally known as The Avenue, then became "The Grove" in 1942.
From 1864 there was Blackheath Wesleyan Methodist Chapel on this street until it was destroyed by a V2 in 1944
Added: 4 Dec 2023 07:05 GMT
Gambia Street, SE1
Gambia Street was previously known as William Street.
Added: 10 Nov 2023 09:42 GMT
Brecknock Road Pleating Company
My great grandparents ran the Brecknock Road pleating Company around 1910 to 1920 and my Grandmother worked there as a pleater until she was 16. I should like to know more about this. I know they had a beautiful Victorian house in Islington as I have photos of it & of them in their garden.
Source: Family history
Added: 6 Nov 2023 16:59 GMT
Why do Thames Water not collect the 15 . Three meter lengths of blue plastic fencing, and old pipes etc. They left here for the last TWO Years, these cause an obstruction,as they halfway lying in the road,as no footpath down this road, and the cars going and exiting the park are getting damaged, also the public are in Grave Danger when trying to avoid your rubbish and the danger of your fences.
Source: Squirrels Lane. Buckhurst Hill, Essex. IG9. I want some action ,now, not Excuses.MK.
Added: 31 Oct 2023 10:34 GMT
Cornwall Road, W11
Photo shows William Richard Hoare’s chemist shop at 121 Cornwall Road.
Added: 30 Oct 2023 18:48 GMT
Old pub sign from the Rising Sun
Hi I have no connection to the area except that for the last 30+ years we’ve had an old pub sign hanging on our kitchen wall from the Rising Sun, Stanwell, which I believe was / is on the Oaks Rd. Happy to upload a photo if anyone can tell me how or where to do that!
Added: 16 Oct 2023 06:25 GMT
16 Ashburnham Road
On 15 October 1874 George Frederick Martin was born in 16 Ashburnham Road Greenwich to George Henry Martin, a painter, and Mary Martin, formerly Southern.
Added: 15 Oct 2023 15:20 GMT
The Hollies (1860 - 1900)
I lived in Holly Park Estate from 1969 I was 8 years old when we moved in until I left to get married, my mother still lives there now 84. I am wondering if there was ever a cemetery within The Hollies? And if so where? Was it near to the Blythwood Road end or much nearer to the old Methodist Church which is still standing although rather old looking. We spent most of our childhood playing along the old dis-used railway that run directly along Blythwood Road and opposite Holly Park Estate - top end which is where we live/ed. We now walk my mothers dog there twice a day. An elderly gentleman once told me when I was a child that there used to be a cemetery but I am not sure if he was trying to scare us children! I only thought about this recently when walking past the old Methodist Church and seeing the flag stone in the side of the wall with the inscription of when it was built late 1880
If anyone has any answers please email me [email protected]
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The renowned Two Puddings pub on the Broadway Stratford (1966) Early in the twentieth century, the Two Puddings had became a notorious pub, known locally as ’The Butcher’s Shop’ on account of the amount of blood spilt. Some people would turn up at the pub for a Saturday night punch up rather than for a good time and a pint. From 1962 until its closure in 2000, Eddie Johnson was landlord of the Two Puddings and he started to drastically change its reputation. Eddie and wife Shirley were rock ’n’ roll fans and the Two Puddings - a.k.a. The Puddings or simply The Pud - became a prime venue with the UK’s first disco upstairs, later more of a nightclub. Coming along to the pub in the 1960s and beyond were television personalities, actors, writers, champion boxers, musicians, gangsters and footballers. Harry Redknapp met his wife Sandra there in 1963 and David Essex made his performing debut at the Puddings. At the end of the 1990s, changes in the law required breweries to sell off pubs, including the Two Puddings. There was a court case that saw Eddie Johnson thrown out as landlord. Because of his four decades in charge, Eddie Johnson was then London’s longest serving licensee. In 2012 he wrote a book about his experiences called ’Tales from the Two Puddings’. It was later made into a documentary.
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The Stratford International mug is an 11 ounce ceramic mug. Despite its name, no international services stop at Stratford International - plans for it to be served by Eurostar trains never came to fruition. On the Docklands Light Railway it is a terminus for local services via Canning Town.
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