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    Elain commented  · 

    I wonder if the “Block Of Flats” referred to in the newspaper report was Walnut House ? This was in Edward Street Deptford. I lived there from 1957. My Parents were Joe and Joy Morris. I think we lived on the 2nd floor possibly number nine. I remember public baths nearby.....not sure if this was in Evelyn street where you could do your washing and have a bath too. I also believe I went to a nursery school in this road. I don’t recall the flats being very tall, perhaps 3 or 4 storeys high with the top level being an opening airing room where you could hang your washing. There was a lift I remember as I recall being stuck in it one time when it broke down and the fire brigade had to be called. This was all 61 years ago so memories are fading, but I do remember some railway arches and perhaps a sweet shop right next to one of the arches. I also remember the local Doctor was a Dr Conway ? There was also a shop nearby ( perhaps a pet shop) that had a mynah bird outside in a cage ? Does anyone remember any of this ?

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    I can never see too many photos of old buildings in London. The city is changing and not for the better. I used to live in the East End which has changed beyond recognition.

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    I'm not a resident, nor indeed have I ever been to Hampstead (but i hear it's a wonderful place!), but wondered if anyone could help me with the following:

    In the 1960s my father was a chef, and circa 1963 ( I think) worked in a restaurant called...The four fours or 4444s. Apparently it was a very good establishment, and was reviewed by Egon Ronay in the "Evening Standard". Does this ring a bell with anyone out there? Any help gratefully received and appreciated

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    Elain commented  · 

    Your website is very interesting, I was born in Thornton in 1937, my grandfather was Wm Robinson who owned the general store in Market St along with other properties/ I believe one of these was the coffin house. My uncle was Walter Holmes the butcher. I lived in Ball St for a while and remember the public washhouse there. An old friend of mine is Ken Russell who lives in Hill Top and is a keen photographer. I now live in Nova Scotia, Canada and am pleased to read your website, it brings back happy memories

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