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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
My greatgrandad Colaluca was a street trader who I believe lived in Penge and used to sell hot chestnuts and icecream from a street barrow outside Crystal Palace. He is buried with my great grandmother ( maiden name Adams) in Elmers End Cemetary. My grandmother, their daughter Judy, born in 1940, was one of 13 children. Has anyone any more information on this family please?
Looking for any photos please of Blackhorse Road, Deptford, London (Kent). Period looking for, early 1950s to late 1960s
Does anyone have / have easy access to a kelly's directory (or similar) that includes stockwell road?
somewhere 1920s to about mid 50's or the paper archives ? Thanks
i have something i'm trying to pin down
Looking for any info on the Brixton race riots of 1981 please
i am in the process of finding out about my family history, my fathers family lived in and around Lewisham. They still have a stall on the Market. My dad says that the family frequented a pub called the Maid of the Mill. Has it been bulldoozed,like so many other places? Love to hear from you.
I lived in Gloucester Grove, no. 151, until 1968 when everyone was rehoused. I would love to see pictures of my old street and hear from anyone who was at Gloucester Grove school from 1957 to 1963
Update please to include the 1980s
Val wells commented
Go viral with more dates please
Time to add more to the records
my dad bless him is long gone now and no photographs of his home or relatives in Camberwell .his father Ernest Howard Kemp was a barman at the prince of wales pub on union road Clapham , My grandmother s maiden name was Amy Passmore, my dads name William Howard Kemp he joined the army down there went of to war and for some reason never returned to Camberwell, I Think his home was bombed during the blitz of London. his address was 17 Edgcombe road, I can not find this road or address it must have been changed for some reason, any way he spent the rest of his life at Catterick Camp in North Yorkshire came out of the army in 1953 . I will close for now if I can think of any more to add I will do. may be some one will know of the family kemps.
My earliest childhood memory of Camberwell is sleeping on the floor of one of my father's taxis during the Blitz of the 1940's. I will never forget the noise of those air raids.My father, Harry Blowes, had a taxi service operating out of 50 Camberwell Station Road.
After the war, my father took on another two railway arches (rented from British Rail) so that he could start up a new business called Blowes Cellulose and Coach Works. When I left school at fifteen, I would help him with various jobs such as selling paraffin, charging wireless accumulators, washing cars, and learning the trade of a panel beater.
At eighteen years of age I went into National Service as a Sapper in the Royal Engineers. When I was demobilized in 1956, I went back to work with my father as a panel beater. In 1970 I moved to Hampshire with my family and continued in the automotive repair trade until my retirement in 2001.
In my growing up years in Camberwell, there were trams, taxi stands, and a working man's cafe called Frank's. Frank's Cafe at Camberwell Green served up the best slices of dripping on toast that you could ever wish for!!
Looking back to my years in Camberwell, I can honestly say, like so many others who lived through the Blitz, that we "slept underneath the arches" and survived!
Colin Rowlinson commented
Publish lots more content and chapters
Linda o commented
My Nan and Grandad often took myself and my twin sister to visit his mother and brother in Blackheath (Lamb Lane) and to their local shop. Wow, sweets galore! Lovely smelling cooked meats, it was great! I always remember the walk from the station near some playing fields, then walking into the shop and seeing my great grandmother standing there with her big smile and her pinny. I don't think it's there anymore. My Great Grandmother lived on to be 104 - must have been all that lovely food! We visited in 1959/1969.
My Great Great Grandparents Frederick & Mary Saunders owned the Forest King Pub. He is listed as a publican in the 1881 & 1891 census and Frederick died 24 Jan 1894 and Mary died in 1904. Alexander Saunders was then the licenced-victualler.
My Great Grandfather Alfred Saunders (1863-1944) looked after the Volunteer Arms before he semi-retired, he also had an interest in the Forest King Pub and the Percy Arms at Chilworth (plus he had shares in Hodgsons brewery) The Forest King and the Percy Arms were operated by his cousins and it was a cousin who temporarily took over the Volunteer Arms
Eric Taranto commented
Keep alive our records publish more
Andrew west commented
We need more years our history is at stake
Update the records to include 1970-80