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by Fogbrain
Thu Mar 09, 2017 2:02 pm
Forum: Buildings & Streets
Topic: Rotherhithe Tunnel
Replies: 17
Views: 7980

Re: Rotherhithe Tunnel

I thought the tunnel had four vent shafts - one each side of the river with the really noisy fans and one with the stairs? The bus in the second photo is an RT (AEC engine as opposed to the Leyland in an RTL) but the body was identical - interchangable in fact. George mentions that there are now sev...
by Fogbrain
Thu Mar 09, 2017 1:55 pm
Forum: Buildings & Streets
Topic: Abbey Street
Replies: 57
Views: 19241

Re: Abbey Street

Posted by fogbrain I don't remember any of those names, and like you I can't remember the other kids there apart from the ones I've mentioned. I just remember that there were a number of us who sat on the right hand side of the hall, nearly all girls, and that the noisy ones were on the left side, m...
by Fogbrain
Thu Mar 09, 2017 1:50 pm
Forum: Buildings & Streets
Topic: Abbey Street
Replies: 57
Views: 19241

Re: Abbey Street

Posted by fogbrain

I've now remembered that the Band of Hope was a new innovation at the Bermondsey Gospel Mission in the mid 60s, prior to which they had run a company of the Girls' Life Brigade.
by Fogbrain
Sat Feb 18, 2017 10:07 pm
Forum: History & War Years
Topic: Living in the Blitz
Replies: 69
Views: 40235

Re: Living in the Blitz

kiwi wrote:Voluntary Aid Detachment,Tower Bridge Road,Bermondsey,1940s. Picture believed to have been taken at Flint Street School, Flint St.
This was taken in the playground of Fair Street School; the rear of Devon Mansions in the background.
by Fogbrain
Sat Feb 18, 2017 10:11 am
Forum: Buildings & Streets
Topic: Henry Street
Replies: 16
Views: 5465

Re: Henry Street

I had a dream - that kiwi asked if Loftie Street had previously been called Henry Street. It must have been a dream because I'm buggered if I can find the question now! Maybe he employed maori telepathy. But he's not wrong: the bit that ran east-west was formerly Henry Street, the bit that survives ...
by Fogbrain
Fri Feb 17, 2017 8:10 pm
Forum: Buildings & Streets
Topic: Henry Street
Replies: 16
Views: 5465

Re: Henry Street

Hi Jill Yes it does seem you are correct, comparing the google image. Holyrood Street - Formely Henry Street -bermondseyboy Clearly that is the building in the third photo, but it wasn't built until more than 30 years after the London Armoury Company had been dissolved, so I wonder if the photo has...
by Fogbrain
Mon Jan 30, 2017 6:43 pm
Forum: Videos
Topic: Apples and Pears 1972
Replies: 6
Views: 6144

Re: Apples and Pears 1972

Posted by deegs Great video - a real time-capsule and amazing to think most of those people will be in their 60's now. I should think most of the blokes will have a lot less hair now. Even those that haven't gone bald! Given that they were probably all slightly under age, that would make them about...
by Fogbrain
Mon Jan 30, 2017 4:58 pm
Forum: Videos
Topic: Apples and Pears 1972
Replies: 6
Views: 6144

Re: Apples and Pears 1972

Wow - there's a lot of faces to be identified. Required viewing for oneone that frequented that pub. (I didn't).
by Fogbrain
Thu Jan 26, 2017 3:17 pm
Forum: Buildings & Streets
Topic: Thurland Road
Replies: 57
Views: 18133

Re: St. James's church

Well, thanks for the info anyway, you're a sight quicker than the council!!
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