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Camberwell Road

Postby fosney » Thu Mar 09, 2017 11:52 am

Camberwell Road

Moving away from Bermondsey for a while. Can anyone remember Marble Arch Motors at Camberwell Green? Being motor bike mad in the 1950s like many others, I can recall each Saturday going to Marble Arch Motors and then on to Pride and Clarkes in Stockwell Road to view the new machines which I could not afford. Those were the days!!

Marble Arch Motors and their premises today.
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Re: Camberwell Road

Postby fosney » Thu Mar 09, 2017 12:03 pm

Posted by Rodebdon


Hello Fosney
I remember Marble Arch Motors, I bought some bits and bobs from them, gogles and gauntlets etc.
I used to go to Pride and Clarkes with my brother sometimes on a Saturday, they were also known as Pride and Sharks, those were the days!

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Re: Camberwell Road

Postby fosney » Thu Mar 09, 2017 12:03 pm

Hi Rod

Yes you have jogged my memory about Pride and Sharks. Do you remember when they used to sell all the ex WD motorcycle after the war a BSA M20 used to be £25 and the old USA Indian or Harley hand change used to be around £35 . Yes those really were the days when a bargain was a bargain

Joe

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Re: Camberwell Road

Postby fosney » Thu Mar 09, 2017 12:04 pm

Posted by Graham

They were called "Pride and Clark".

However they earned the nickname "Snide and Shark".

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Re: Camberwell Road

Postby Sean.Byrne » Wed Dec 18, 2019 4:09 am

I had a couple of bikes in my teens and visited Pride and Clarke often. They used to advertise in the Exchange & Mart. My first bike was a BSA 250cc C11 OHC. It blistered its way to its top speed of 65 over a considerable period of time. I remember the ads for WW2 surplus bikes. The BSA M20 was a 500cc with spring suspension. You could buy the surplus bike like the last image below or get one still crated as a new bike, packed in grease and needing a little assemble and cleaning.

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BSA C11 250cc
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BSA M20 500cc 13bhp
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Re: Camberwell Road

Postby Sean.Byrne » Wed Dec 18, 2019 4:27 am

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309 Camberwell Road 1960
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Camberwell Road 1906

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Re: Camberwell Road

Postby Sean.Byrne » Tue Jan 07, 2020 3:18 am

The Castle pub 188 Camberwell Road is now an Islamic Centre

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Re: Camberwell Road

Postby Sean.Byrne » Tue Jan 07, 2020 3:23 am

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86 Camberwell Road 1946

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Re: Camberwell Road

Postby Sean.Byrne » Tue Jan 07, 2020 3:38 am

The Duke of Clarence pub at 181 Camberwell Road. Building is still there but pub closed and seems to be a temporary church group

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Re: Camberwell Road

Postby Sean.Byrne » Tue Jan 07, 2020 3:47 am

Father Red Cap pub 319 Camberwell Road aka Red Cap; In recent years this pub was renamed the Red star. It is now closed and the premises appear empty. ** The address is also given as Camberwell Green in 1856 and earlier, and as 24High Street in the 1839 directory.

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