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Posted: Thu Mar 02, 2017 12:17 pm
An historic picture from the Neckinger information-wise.
A BBC (Bermondsey Borough Council) street cleaning vehicle (the type used during the 1920s to 1930s) parked outside the depot in the Neckinger and the old Depot Office with Bermondsey Borough Council (marked in the stone at the top of the building). Also, to the top right of the picture, we have an insight of what the Neckinger School was like, both my father and all of his siblings went to this school which stood on the corner of Horny Lane and Neckinger. My memory goes back to when there was a BBC Housing Office on the site and a large air raid shelteer on the corner - today all has been demolished and it is just an open site no doubt waitng to be sold by Southwark Council.
Posted: Thu Mar 02, 2017 12:22 pm
Posted by jimmica
my memorys of the council depot was where you went to get deloused and you could take your bedding. bedbugs were a scourge in them days .
Posted: Thu Mar 02, 2017 12:23 pm
I like it -people would not believe what you have said these days ! or would they?
Posted: Sun Mar 05, 2017 1:37 pm
Neckinger Estate 1938 after completion.
Neckinger, named after the Neckinger Stream, a tributary of the Thames and at one time navigable as far as Bermondsey Abbey.
Neckinger Estate, built in 1938, stands on the site of the old Tanneries, built by Bermondsey Borough Council to house the people of Bermondsey with affordable rents that they could afford to pay.
Now consisting of some 353 homes - the "right to buy" opened the door to speculators - with prices now at up to £270,000 per unit and rents around £1,000 per month.
The people who inspired the creation of this development for the people of Bermondsey, must now be "turning in their graves".
Posted: Sun Mar 05, 2017 1:38 pm
Posted: Sun Mar 05, 2017 1:41 pm
Posted by millylinsayst
With regard to Fosneys post about the 'right to buy' homes my cousin sent me an advert from the 'South London Press' which unfortunately is to small to send, it is a 3 bedroomed terraced house in Fort Road which the asking price is £425,000 how's that for crazy prices.
Posted: Sun Mar 12, 2017 3:32 pm
The picture is of Joanna Southcott Chapel in the Neckinger in 1930. On studying the picture it seems that the Chapel was half way up the Neckinger before the houses in Enid Street. The Chapel building was funded by Elias Carpenter of Neckinger House, Neckinger Mill, Bermondsey (later Bevingtons Mill ). He was one of the leading followers of the Prophetess and writer Joanna Southcott who engaged Methodism, allegedly by divine intervention. The Chapel also stood within the boundaries of the Neckinger Mills, the land no doubt being donated by Elias Carpenter. In 1801, 1803 and 1804 Joanna Southcott was brought for trial by the Ecclesiastical Court, the later trial being held at Neckinger House, Bermondsey.
The Trial of Joanna Southcott lasted seven days, commencing on 5th December 1804 and ending on the 11th of December 1804 at Neckinger House, in Bermondsey.
"Joanna Southcott 1750-1814 was a self-described religious prophetess born at Gittisham, Devon. Her father was a farmer and she herself a domestic servant in Exeter. She was originally of the Church of England, but in about 1792 was becoming persuaded that she possessed supernatural gifts, she wrote and dictated prophecies in rhyme, and then announced herself as the woman spoken of in the book of Revelations. Travelling to London she began to seal to the 144,000 elect at a charge varying from twelve shillings to a guinea. At the age of 64 she affirmed she was pregnant and would be delivered of the new Messiah. But Shiloh failed to appear, and it was given that she was in a trance. She died not long afterwards. Her followers retained the body for some time, believing that she would be raised from the dead. The movement did not end with her death. Her followers, referred to as the Southcottians are said to have numbered some 100,000 but the movement declined by the end of the 19th centre
Posted: Mon Dec 18, 2017 12:55 am
Posted: Sat Dec 23, 2017 7:49 pm
The location of the chapel would appear to have been a drying house ... http://british-library.georeferencer.com/map/55vb9MbcMEhBnuELFZfPKw/201404111205-nbyk2e/visualize
... maybe it was constructed on the same site?
Posted: Tue May 01, 2018 1:14 am