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kiwi
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PURBROOK STREET

Postby kiwi » Fri Mar 09, 2018 3:51 am

Like today’s inner-city children, there was nowhere for town & city children to play except in the streets, although cars were few, there were dangers from abandoned, unsafe houses, bomb sites, horse-drawn carts, trams & lorries. It was normal for neighbours & passing policemen to reprimand any child caught misbehaving & report them to their parents, which tended to keep most children on the straight & narrow.
Purbrook Street, Bermondsey,1939..jpg
Purbrook Street, Bermondsey,1939.
Purbrook Street, 2017. Picture taken from Riley Road & looking towards Tower Bridge Road far end.jpg
Purbrook Street, 2017. Picture taken from Riley Road & looking towards Tower Bridge Road (far end)

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