South London Papers
South London Press
Please save our local newspapers. This is where we get so much of our history from.
Mark Bery- Streatham Society commented
Would really appreciate it if the Streatham News could be added. The Norwood News is a great resource for the area but the Streatham News would make a fantastic addition to your library and assist our research .
Kenny Hall commented
Have you anything (photos) about the official opening in late Summer/Autumn1957 of Sedgehill Comprehensive School SE6. Sir Herbert Morrison attended the ceremony.
a band called The Habit in the sixties
Trev Gambrell commented
Looking for an article about Thomas Gambrell of Harders Rd Peckham who pulled a burning man out of his house. Late 1980,s I believe.
Anything about my late father who worked for London Ambulance Service & during the 60s he made the headlines in a local paper for working for 25 years & not taking any time off. We lived near the Kennington Oval & my fathers name was Cecil Gainsborough. Any news would be appreciated.
Jeanette Bowrage commented
Anything for Eastman/Williams family Seldon Road and Evelina Road 1920’s-1990’s
Ivy Eastman Woolworth Bombing New Cross 1944
Charles Williams ARP Nunhead
Brenda Steggle commented
Any information on J LeBlond builders of 115a Dawes Street Walworth in the 50s and 60s?
Trevor Haynes commented
"My mother in law - Rose Taylor - lived at 105 Albany Road. Her father was a baker. Has anyone any information about the bakery at all, such as it’s name and whether it was at 105 Albany Road ... [and] also the Lady Franklin?"
Matt - I believe the bakery you have in mind was Stevens. Both my father and his brother in law (my uncle) worked there for several years. No 105 Albany Road was on the corner of Calmington Road. I remember it as a dry cleaners. Stevens was at 125 Albany Road with R White's mineral water factory opposite. I believe that the Lady Franklin was on the corner of Bagshot Street but was hit by a V2 rocket in the closing weeks of WW2. Hope that helps you.
Melanie bloom commented
Would love to see articles from the 80s
Updates are required
My mother in law, nee Rose Taylor, lived in Albany Road before being evacuated to Yeovil in 1939. They lived at 105 Albany Road. Her father, William Taylor, was a baker. Has anyone any information about the bakery at all, such as it’s name and whether it was at 105 Albany Road? Also, we think there was a pub opposite – was this the Lady Franklin? Any other memories of that time would be gratefully received. Thank you
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The Elephant and Castle London Underground Station Shelter: People sleeping on the crowded platform of Elephant and Castle tube station while taking shelter from German air raids during the London Blitz.any photos greatly appreciated
Bob Stratton commented
Seeking articles concerning September 7, the first day of the Blitz 29 people were killed at Keeton School, which was being used as a rest centre. The site in Keeton Road suffered a direct hit, with horrifying consequences
After any photos of Pageants Wharf fire station Rotherhithe Street, Bermondsey. It was built in 1903 at a cost of £3280 and had 6 firemen and 1 coachman. The firemen based at the station were not allowed to cross over the swing bridges either end of Rotherhithe Street and Redriff Road. This was to ensure that if a fire broke out between the bridges at least some assistance would be guaranteed. After it closed the building was taken over by the Brooks brothers as a car body repair shop. It is now flats. Thanks
Am seeking info on Commercial Dock Passage it was on a peninsula between Greenland Dock and South Dock
Surrey commercial Dock, this area was heavily bombed during the war never reconstructed.
Later construction took place with the development of Surrey Quays
Any more information please on the following
Talbot and Sons was based at 292 Rotherhithe Street
The London Street Directory for 1921 shows "Talbot Brothers, barge builders," at several addresses on Rotherhithe Street: "145, 147, 149 and 200 (Norway, Ransome's and Carolina Wharves) and Clarence Wharf."
The company of Talbot Brothers survived into the 1960s.
Can we see more proceedings please
I would be interested to hear from anyone who has a connection to or has information about the family of Frederick and Sarah Jones in Southwark early 1940s onwards . I have them on the census returns up to 1971 but would be interested to see what happened to the family members after that if possible . There are children, Elizabeth. b 1944 Sarah. b 1944 Frederick. b 1945 James. b 1948 Henry. b 1943 Walter. b 1948 Jessie. b 1951 and Harriet .b 1944 (Granddaughter) Thank you