This is my Great Aunt Rose Basham outside Effords Bakery 269 Borough High Street. The photo would have been taken in about 1920. The bakery also had a branch in Great Dover Street.
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- Sun Jan 19, 2020 3:47 pm
- Forum: Message from Bermondseyboy
- Topic: This is Bermondsey
- Replies: 3
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I almost brought this up a few weeks ago but didn't know how to go about it. I think most of the recent posts have been too far out to be considered suitable for Bermondsey Boy. I very nearly decided to stop logging on. If it was meant to be a general site about South London I am sure you would have...
- Mon Nov 11, 2019 3:05 pm
- Forum: History & War Years
- Topic: Rose mary Stapleton
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My Great Aunt Rose was killed in a bombing raid at 34 Grange Road, Bermondsey on 15th November 1940. Her two sons Edward Victor 3 and Frederick 11 also died in the basement with her. In Memory of Civilian ROSE MARY STAPLETON Civilian War Dead who died age 42 on 15 November 1940 of 34 Grange Road. Da...
My Dad who is now 88 and lived in Keyes Road ( formerly Alfred Street) told me recently that he remembers the pillar box on the corner of Spa Road opposite the Town Hall being blown up by the IRA in their bombing campaign in London just about when the War started in 1939/1940.
- Wed Jun 28, 2017 7:18 pm
- Forum: Pie & Mash
- Topic: The great pie & mash debate
- Replies: 17
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My brother lives in Cornwall now but he orders a big box of Pies and liquor from Manzies every few months. They freeze well so he has a bit of Bermondsey in Cornwall every week. My Dad and I however must be the only Bermondsey boys who DONT LIKE pie and mash. My Dad wont eat a pie unless my Mum make...
George Horton was my Granddad. He was the porter ay Guinness Buildings from before the War up until the old blocks were demolished. He used to sweep the grounds every day with a great big broom. He called it his yard broom and I always though it was because it was three feet across. My brother and I...