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by Sean.Byrne
Mon Dec 09, 2019 6:03 pm
Forum: Buildings & Streets
Topic: SOUTHAMPTON WAY.
Replies: 27
Views: 3784

Re: SOUTHAMPTON WAY.

Kiwi posted a pic of #9 Riddell Street in this thread. I thought it was poignant and sad when I saw this WW1 info for the same #9. He died 5 months before the war ended. As a kid growing up in post WW2 Riddell Street I was aware that so many families on the street had lost sons or husbands. My dad l...
by Sean.Byrne
Mon Dec 09, 2019 5:56 pm
Forum: Buildings & Streets
Topic: SOUTHAMPTON WAY.
Replies: 27
Views: 3784

Re: SOUTHAMPTON WAY.

Kiwi, thanks for the info on the Rosemary Branch Pub. Shame it is gone, it was a magnificent building and has been replaced by modern bland. One of the stores next to the pub was a tobacconist. I think it was owned by a Mr Swafield. I used to buy my fireworks there and my weekly subscription to the ...
by Sean.Byrne
Mon Dec 09, 2019 5:15 pm
Forum: Buildings & Streets
Topic: SOUTHAMPTON WAY.
Replies: 27
Views: 3784

Re: SOUTHAMPTON WAY.

In post #9 of this thread Kiwi posted pictures of the horse trough at Peckham Gove and Southampton way. The area was indeed known as the triangle because of the shape of the large open area of the intersection outside of the Samuel Jones factory which you can see in the first image (coming from the ...
by Sean.Byrne
Mon Dec 09, 2019 1:32 am
Forum: Buildings & Streets
Topic: SOUTHAMPTON WAY.
Replies: 27
Views: 3784

Re: SOUTHAMPTON WAY.

Odeon.JPG I used to go to the Saturday morning kids movies at the Odeon. It was a walk up Southampton Way to Peckham Road and then along a little bit in the direction of Rye Lane. I remember some of the episodes of Flash Gordon scaring the heck out of me. I thought it was a huge treat when my aunt ...
by Sean.Byrne
Mon Dec 09, 2019 1:20 am
Forum: Buildings & Streets
Topic: SOUTHAMPTON WAY.
Replies: 27
Views: 3784

Re: SOUTHAMPTON WAY.

Riddell 2.JPG 217-223 Am image posted by Kiwi prompted me to look for other images of Riddell St. This is the only one that I could find on the net. It is on the corner of Southampton Way and Riddell St. On the other corner would have been Ben’s Café and just a couple of doors down from Ben’s on So...
by Sean.Byrne
Sun Dec 08, 2019 11:39 pm
Forum: Buildings & Streets
Topic: SOUTHAMPTON WAY.
Replies: 27
Views: 3784

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I have just found this site and what a thrill. I have lived in Canada for 52 years and left the general Bermondsey, Camberwell, Peckham area in 1956 to move to Wimbledon. I was shocked to see an image of #7-9 Riddell Street posted by Kiwi. I was born at #30 and we left Riddell St in 1956 when it was...

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