Clive grimstead commented
More choice for south London please
Billy Tobin commented
Save all the history you can, once it's gone there will only be regrets
Will this ever be considered ? Year after year we keep getting dismissed
Document more of our local history online please
Rick smart commented
Bermondsey’s fine heritage needs better portraits online
Decipher more content
Bianca Phipps commented
Would be great to see more
Collate more south London papers
Lucy Hugh commented
Yes please it’s our history save it
Disclose later content
Jade grey commented
Document more south London papers
Terry Masher commented
My father Dennis Masher passed away recently he was born in Camberwell in 1929 and lived with my mother Lily and three boys in Attwell Road in Peckham until 1961 has anyone any memories of them around that time.
I, my two sisters and parents lived at 21Caldew Street which ran between Addington Square and Cheam Place. It ran parallel to New Church Road. I did find some photographs of Caldew Street on the internet but unfortunately they have since disappeared. We lived there from 1939 till about 1955. Like many others l used the public baths in Wells Way. As l was only able to pay for 2nd Class sometimes l had to suffer the indignanty of the attendant opening the door to tell me to hurry up. I returned to the area in around 1965 to live at the New Church Road end of Southampton Way. My neighbour, who went to the public meeting about the proposed creation of Burgess Park, told me of a well spoken man who protested that the size and shape of the proposed park was perfect for the landing of light aircraft and could assurances be given that it would not be used for that purpose. Like many others l have fond memories of the area but l do wish l could discover those photographs again.
Hi I live in Sydney Australia, so research is so difficult being so far away.
But Does anyone remember a family who lived at 67 New Church Road during the time of the 1972 census. They were the JELLEY family (Arthur, his wife Rosina and children Francis, Walter, Arthur, Rosina & Richard) Arthur Jelley died in 1955 and I don’t know if he was still living in New Church Road, but I do know that for their whole lives they never moved from the area. I would love to know if anyone has a photo of Number 67 or if anyone has any memories of the Jelley family. Other than her name I have no knowledge of my Grandmother Rosina, only that she put all the children in St Olaves workhouse and left after baby Rosina died at a few months of age. I would love to be able to research her further for my Mother but can not go further back than the name of her Father Thomas Avery
Would be good to gain a better knowledge of the area in the 1980-90s
Publish more dates
More updates please
On May the 10th and 11th 1941 the Elephant and Castle suffered heavy attacks in the Blitz. Around one third of the built environment was destroyed.
Would like any photos of when the Den was hit during the war in 1943 my Grandfather took part in the restoration of the ground in the months following the attack