Dockhead

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Re: Dockhead

Postby bermondseyboy » Tue Feb 28, 2017 9:57 am

Joe

Going back to Dockhead House, I have put this Video Clip 1931 for interest, (Quality very poor sorry)
There are shots of inside and on the caged roof.
There is also some footage of the Blue and dock area, Tower Bridge going up.

Dockhead was the setting for some significant developments in clubwork. As well as the pioneering boys' work undertaken by Oxford in Bermondsey. Time and Talents also did interesting work with girls and, significantly, with mixed groups. The first Dockhead club run by Time and Talents was established in a disused warehouse in 1903 at 1 Halfpenny Avenue (close to the Oxford in Bermondsey club for boys). They later moved to a shop in Jamaica Road, and then to an old public house in George Row - The White Hart. The area around them was condemned as unfit for human habitation - and as part of the rebuilding effort Time and Talents was offered a site to build a large, purpose-built club. The new Dockhead Club (on the corner of George Row and Abbey Street) opened in 1931 and had a large hall, club rooms, library, chapel, protected roof playground and five rooms for residents. The work included girls groups, cub and scout packs, and, crucially, mixed club work. The last took the form of the 50/50 club (the name was decided through a vote). It opened in the autumn of 1931 and was an experiment championed by the then warden, Honoria Harford. Another key figure in the development of clubwork was E. Lesley Sewell (1901-1975).

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Re: Dockhead

Postby fosney » Tue Feb 28, 2017 12:11 pm

Steve

A video clip not to be missed for those who have lived in The Real Bermondsey memories that we can all recall. A moving image that fills the gaps that Bermondsey Yesterday and Today cannot fill.

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Re: Dockhead

Postby fosney » Tue Feb 28, 2017 12:39 pm

Posted by taxi105


I remember the ( Cafe ) called dining rooms then, in between the bakery and the pub,
it had wooden back to back seats and I am sure a saw dust floor a real old fasioned bermondsey
eatery, I was taken there as a child approx about 1948 /49 always remember the fried egg bacon breakfast, lucky then, I think rationing was still on. Oh nearly forgot the !! hot crusty !! Vienna bread butter melting on it, from the bakery next door was memory not to forget.

David

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Re: Dockhead

Postby kiwi » Thu Mar 23, 2017 2:18 pm

Holy Trinity Church, Dockhead.
On 2nd March 1945, the church and presbytery were destroyed by a V2 rocket
Holy Trinity Church Dockhead which had been previously blitzed was demolished. There was a relatively shallow crater but damage extended 500 yards in each direction. The 3 dead were priests who were in the priest’s house of the church. It was also reported that one of the rescuers worked upside down at great peril to himself for some hours whilst he tried to free victims from the demolished buildings.
Holy Trinity Church 2016.jpg
Church today 2016.
Holy Trinity Church,Dockhead. 1945.jpg
Before the bomb blast. c1945

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Re: Dockhead

Postby kiwi » Sun Jan 21, 2018 3:00 am

DOCKHEAD FIRE STATION 1928.jpg
DOCKHEAD FIRE STATION 1928.
Dockhead Fire Station, No 8 Wolseley Street, Bermondsey, 1929..jpg
Dockhead Fire Station, No 8 Wolseley Street,Dockhead, Bermondsey, 1929
Dockhead crews move into brand new fire station 2016.jpg
Dockhead crews move into brand new fire station 2016.

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Re: Dockhead

Postby kiwi » Sat May 19, 2018 2:36 am

Dockhead RC Church in Dockhead Bermondsey, all damaged in WW2.jpg
Dockhead RC Church in Dockhead Bermondsey, all damaged in WW2.

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Re: Dockhead

Postby kiwi » Wed Jul 18, 2018 1:03 am

Dockhead, White heart club c1925 X.jpg
Dockhead, White heart club c1925.

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Re: Dockhead

Postby kiwi » Wed Aug 22, 2018 8:31 am

The Feathers, 6 Dockhead, Bermondsey - circa 1920.jpg
The Feathers, 6 Dockhead, Bermondsey - circa 1920


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