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Crimscott Street

Postby fosney » Mon Mar 06, 2017 1:00 pm

Grange Road and Crimscott Street
Bermondsey Medical Mission for Women and Children

The Bermondsey Medical Mission was Established in 1904 by Dr Selina Fox MBE, MD (1871 - 1958), who had become qualified in 1899. A typical pioneer woman doctor, she took up her first post at the Missionary Training School, in Riley Street, Bermondsey.

After taking up a post in India, where she could not stand the climate, she returned to England in 1901, to the Riley Street Mission. She worked from the Mission, to treat the people of Bermondsey, but the Mission found the cost too expensive and did not want to run a Mission in Bermondsey.

In 1904 Dr Fox asked to be released from her contract with the Mission and decided to form her own Mission. A Committee was formed to find a suitable property and No 44 Grange Road, was leased with an option to purchase. The house had a small garden, burnt out factory, and ruined stable. The project was completed in 1904 and the Bermondsey Medical Mission was built on the site of the old factory and stable. The entire workforce for the Mission consisted of women.

In 1909, after an appeal for money was launched, the property was purchased, also with a site in Crimscott Street. Bermondsey Medical Mission Hospital was officially opened in May 1929.

The Hospital joined the NHS in 1948, but in 1962 the Health Authority decided that the hospital was inconvenient to run and permission was given for the Mission to purchase it back from the NHS.

Renamed "Lena Fox House", it became a nursing home for the elderly, but again high costs forced it to close in 1992 and in 1994 Lena Fox House became a hostel for homeless young people, run by the Shaftesbury Society until it was taken over by a charity for the homeless, St Mungo's.

Note: The full text about Bermondsey Medical Mission can be found on
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Bermondsey Medical Mission for Women and Children
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Re: Crimscott Street

Postby kiwi » Tue Mar 07, 2017 12:31 am

I remember the Medical Mission from when I lived in Pages Walk, my GP I think was Dr Morton. Can anyone remember if she was there in the mid-50s.? If it was her, though I was very young I can remember her as a nice and very good doctor? I remember her cutting out my in growing toe-nails in her surgery (Not a lot of people know that). Today you would have to get an appointment, which would take for ever, then probably go to the Hospital. I can also remember the musical chairs routine in the waiting room. Maybe I’m getting old, (OK there’s no maybe about it) but did the doctors care more then?. Now you never see the same Doctor twice, then you have ten minutes or book a double appointment, never mind when they are late they don’t give you a rebate, also you wait ages to get an appointment. Ring, I’m ILL can I see the doctor, yes, we can fit you in, in two weeks’ time but I am ILL NOW or is this appointment for the postmortem.? Forget it, smile and keep popping the pills.
Cheers Kiwi. :x
This is the rear garden of the Medical Mission that was laid out with trees, shrubs and a lawn which was acquired from pickle and sauce manufacturer E Lazenby & Son to extend their premises c 1910.
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Sadly in 1958 Dr Fox was admitted to the Hospital she herself had founded and died in December 1958 at the age of 87.
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Re: Crimscott Street

Postby fosney » Wed Mar 08, 2017 10:29 am

Posted by lawrence 123

fosney, thanks for the info on the Bermondsey Medical Mission. It made a big impact on my life as I went to Sunday School there from the age of 4 to 13. It was also our Doctors as well.
One year I received a special prize from Dr Selena Scott as I attended Sunday School for 52 weeks that year (obviously no holiday that year). It was a beautiful book of Bible stories with a black leather cover and my initials in gold in the bottom corner. We went to the Mission if we hurt ourselves playing in the street and the nurses there would always look after us. One of the Sunday School outings was to Harringay Arena for a Billy Graham conference, we had no interest in him but Roy Rogers and Trigger were there, which was very exciting to us kids.
Thanks for bringing back these memories.
Linda

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Re: Crimscott Street

Postby kiwi » Thu Mar 09, 2017 3:09 am

On February 1, 2016, a large group of people (Travellers) entered 40 Crimscott Street, off Grange Road, where they forcibly entered buildings, smashed windows and doors and dumped hundreds of tons of waste.
Damage was reported to gates, buildings and a window. The travellers left on Tuesday, 9 February after being served with an interim possession order by court bailiffs.
People never cease to amaze me with their disregard for anybody else or anybody else’s property and the sad thing is they always seem to get away with it.

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Re: Crimscott Street

Postby fosney » Fri Mar 10, 2017 11:55 am

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Old Branston Pickle factory to be replaced by 400-home developmet Regeneration

Planning permission has been granted for the Rich Industrial Estate in Bermondsey
8594 The old buildings, which include the former Crosse & Blackwell factory

Planning permission has been granted to turn a Bermondsey industrial estate, including a former Branston Pickle factory, into 406 new homes.

The current site, which includes the old Crosse & Blackwell site in which the famous garnish was created, will become a new development called London Square Bermondsey, which will include 135 affordable homes.

Artist studios will also be created at the site, along with a new road called Tannery Way, which will pass from Grange Road through the site to Willow Walk.

As part of the development, the most attractive parts of the building will be retained, refurbished and extended.” The parts that present “a forbidding face to the streets” will be renovated or demolished.

Planning permission was granted at a council planning committee meeting on March 22.

The site’s original buildings were constructed in 1894, 1924 and 1927, including the old food processing factory which made Branston Pickle and Worcestershire Sauce, which was used until the Sixties.

Last month, the News reported on a huge fly-tip at the site, in which travellers dumped tonnes of rubbish, costing the Rich Group owners tens of thousands of pounds in clean-up costs.

A London Square Bermondsey spokesperson said: “A resolution to grant planning permission was given to London Square’s mixed-use residential and commercial scheme for the Rich Industrial Estate in Bermondsey at a London Borough of Southwark planning committee last week.

“The development will create 406 new homes, including 35% affordable housing, alongside 21,000sqm of high quality commercial space.”
An artist's impression of the new project

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Re: Crimscott Street

Postby kiwi » Mon May 27, 2019 12:23 am

Coming from Willow Walk these houses where about 100yrds on the left.
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21-23 CRIMSCOTT STREET 1970.


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