Deptford and Peckham Mercury
Good paper for south east London
Dwayne Sutton commented
Please add substantial coverage
Jaiden packham commented
Better coverage is required
Maximise the available opportunities
Would be good to see more updates
Mum was a cleaner there in the 60s and 70s. She even appeared in the paper when some yob tried to mug her on the way home one morning.
Please do add this important paper
South east London Mercury please
South London needs more coverage address this situation
Hi. I used to live my Mum (Ruth) Dad (Reg) and younger brother (Leslie) in Crewys Road from about 1967-8. We left at short notice in 1968 or thereabouts. My Mum, brother and I thought we were coming back but this did not feature in my Dad’s plans! We left when I was about 8 but think I attended John Donne School.
I would love to catch up with my friends around at the time. I used to hang about with my bestie Carolyn across the road and Desmond and Brendon Reardon(?) whose Mum we rented the flat in Number 45 from. My Mum was gutted we never returned so it would be lovely to tell her I’ve found some people who remember u
Great Paper south London Mercury covered a large area and lots of stories please acquire more dates
South east London Mercury should be published
Hello could anyone shred light on the real name of the man who used these alaises in 1930's, they were george j fletcher, george/william parker, george (ginger) fletcher. E.P Edgar, David brian ST.Clair, and Patrick Mackenzie,and george williams. one of these may be his real name or he may have another different, i do know he was in portsmouth prison in Dec 1934 serving a sentance for stealing and forging cheques, his prison no was 902. and he was about southwark and harrow road and all london as he got about, girl friend or wife was violet. he had a scar or mole on his forehead, spoke in rough speech, and stood about 5.6in then. He may have had in his sentance some kind of reformary. He also had a friend called henry james lee alias henry fletcher, the child betty of violets was said to have a father with the surname of knight.violet was known at the lambeth girls refuse, salamanca house,randell road, lambeth in the early 1930.s after march 1934 no trace of her.
Can anyone help me or know of where these people are please, any info would be greatfully recieved.
The stainwrights lived in Headley street off gordon road until 1968 I went to st mary magdalene in godman road, opposite the hooper hall. My dad John was a lorry driver and lived in peckham all his life until his firm barnet and foster moved to wellingborough with the london overspill. It would be nice if any one remembers us.
Hello, I remember the pub. Had some great times there. Another one that is long gone now though. The pub was well run by Ronnie J who never put up with any nonsense if you know what I mean
Neil Monday commented
Does anyone out there know Teresa from the East Peckham area, she has dyed red hair and lost the top part of her thumb in a dog incident, met in Dymchurch august 2014, not very much to go on but I would love to get in contact again, so if you know her please pass on this message,Also looking for Joe collins also from peckham tall with dark hair used to be a regular in greendale pub
During the war the haynes family lived at no21 pepler road then moved to canal grove, the two brothers les & reg worked at the gas works along with the father william who was a fireman
Dave Sainsbury commented
My father was born in Meeting House Lane in 1901 on the day Queen Victoria died. He was very fond of ice cream and told me of an Italian ice cream seller – called Califano, who sold ice cream from a horse and cart.
We went to the pictures at the Tower cinema in Rye Lane and to the Gaumont when it first opened. Another place I went was the Ideal cinema in Queen’s Road. There was also a picture house, where Mum took me with a bottle of water, at a place that later became the Peckham Odeon. The films were silent and a piano player accompanied the films!
Later we moved to Brockley. My Dad used to do shift work, and when he came off at 6 a.m. he collected me for an early morning swim. We went to the open-air pool on Peckham Rye. One day I jumped in; there was a thin layer of ice on the water. My muscles froze; I just managed a struggled width, but later hot tea and toast put things right
I moved to Peckham when I was five years old and am now 37. I have some very good memories of my childhood. The Odeon cinema stands out in my memory very much from about the age of seven years old when my eldest brother Steven used to take me and my sister Theresa to watch the Saturday morning movies. After they had finished they used to have games and dances for the children on the stage. It used to be great fun. Jones and Higgins stands out too. I remember a doorman all suited, with a sort of top hat, who used to open the doors for the customers
Hi does anyone remember hutons fish and chip shop at the triangle at the bottom of rye lane in the 1950s was opersite the heaton arms my mum worked there her name was vi i remember freddy mills would come in he was a nice man ,great days