Abbey Street

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Re: Abbey Street Arch

Postby nuttyboy pat » Thu May 09, 2019 10:32 am

I remember when I was a young 'un (late 60's) there were some mens urinals where the sandbags were in the photo. When we use to go and come home from school and if you were really, really desperate for the loo you had to hold your breath and rush in for the loo and be as quick as you can as the stench was unbearable as it made your eyes water!! I think it only got cleaned quarterly, why, we'll never know :?: :?
I have no idea what the girls did in those days for the loo as there only seemed to be mens public loo's around in those days :!: :!: :!:

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Re: Abbey Street

Postby kiwi » Thu May 16, 2019 12:53 am

Monarch Buildings. Abbey Street. c. 1935.
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Re: Abbey Street

Postby kiwi » Mon Sep 23, 2019 11:25 pm

Abbey Street, The Fleece Pub, Neckinger left of the pub.  X.png
Abbey Street, The Fleece Pub, Neckinger to the left of the pub.

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Re: Abbey Street

Postby nuttyboy pat » Wed Oct 02, 2019 4:12 pm

Lovely photo of Abbey Street. If memory serves me the shell fish stall was only there on a Sunday morning. I remember we use to hang around the stall just before he packs up for the day hoping that he'll give us any of his left overs!!!!

I also remember on one occasion coming home from school, we were always larking about, and one of my mates was chasing me and I ran across Neckinger Road straight in the path of a car! Poor guy braked so hard he hit his head on the steering wheel (no seatbelt laws yet!) and I thought I'd killed him! I was so scared I ran all the way home and was shaking like a leaf for the rest of the week :oops: Taught me a valuable lesson though!

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Re: Abbey Street

Postby kiwi » Tue Oct 22, 2019 3:34 am

I think this was on the corner of Providence Place (left), which ran through to Long Walk.?
Abbey Street. St Olave's Union dispensary, c1900.  X.png
Abbey Street. St Olave's Union dispensary, c1900.

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Re: Abbey Street

Postby Jenner » Thu Oct 24, 2019 10:08 pm

I loved finding this thread. The pictures are great. My maternal grandparents lived in the Neckinger opposite the Fleece and we lived with them until I was 4. All I'd need is a picture of Joe Cappuccio's shop to make it complete. My Dad was born in Abbey Street and my grandparents and great grandparents lived in the same house until Hitler put paid to it with a bomb. Then my gran lived in Arnold's estate, downstairs from Jimmy Wicks's mother. My schoolfriend lived in Monarch buildings and I'd never seen a picture of them before - just relied on my memories. I found them unbelievably rough. Shared lavatories on a landing! I was brought up in Dockhead but we left when I was 17 - my Dad was a docker and followed the work down to Tilbury so off we went.


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