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by brian stimson
8 Feb 2014 10:28
Forum: Town Museum & Gallery
Topic: Crystal Palace Park motorsport
Replies: 1
Views: 1289

Re: Crystal Palace Park motorsport

I remember motor sport at Crystal Palace as if it were yesterday. Among programmes from TT races and others I have one from Crystal Palace organised by British Automobile Racing Club and supported by Holts and Adlard Cars dated July 2nd 1966. Deep joy.
by brian stimson
9 Apr 2013 15:05
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Business/industrial unit on Newlands Park - what is it?
Replies: 15
Views: 11661

Re: Business/industrial unit on Newlands Park - what is it?

Was that where Wayne Tank and Pump were?
by brian stimson
7 Nov 2012 08:53
Forum: Town Museum & Gallery
Topic: World War II: An evacuee’s tale
Replies: 10
Views: 7087

Re: World War II: An evacuee’s tale

Hello Lee I can't remember too much about Ilfracombe or as my Nan used to call it "ill frar cum bee" but we were billeted in Brookfield Place. I seem to remember it was off the Main (High Street?) a covered access in between two shops with biggish nice houses all down the left hand side. If you carr...
by brian stimson
7 Nov 2012 08:53
Forum: Town Museum & Gallery
Topic: World War II: An evacuee’s tale
Replies: 10
Views: 7087

Re: World War II: An evacuee’s tale

Hello Lee I can't remember too much about Ilfracombe or as my Nan used to call it "ill frar cum bee" but we were billeted in Brookfield Place. I seem to remember it was off the Main (High Street?) a covered access in between two shops with biggish nice houses all down the left hand side. If you carr...
by brian stimson
6 Nov 2012 20:37
Forum: Town Museum & Gallery
Topic: World War II: An evacuee’s tale
Replies: 10
Views: 7087

Re: World War II: An evacuee’s tale

I still enjoy reading all about Sydenham Annie, but its been a long time. I left in 1958 but look back with fond memories and love reading about it now, all the best, brian.
by brian stimson
6 Nov 2012 11:26
Forum: Town Museum & Gallery
Topic: World War II: An evacuee’s tale
Replies: 10
Views: 7087

Re: World War II: An evacuee’s tale

hello, is it me you're looking for?
by brian stimson
7 Aug 2012 10:09
Forum: Town Museum & Gallery
Topic: Sydenham's Children's Hospital
Replies: 69
Views: 88494

Re: Sydenham's Children's Hospital

I was in the Children's Hospital in 1953 at the age of 13 with a broken leg. Most of the children were younger than me and I thought I should be in a "grown up's" hospital. But my favourite nurse was Nurse Exley, remembered with affection to this day (it might have been a schoolboy crush).
by brian stimson
30 May 2011 15:05
Forum: Town Museum & Gallery
Topic: Newlands Park shops
Replies: 10
Views: 11333

Re: Newlands Park shops

The sweet shop next to the Cobblers (Burtons) was owned and run by a blind chap in the fifties, a lovely Guy, who not only sold sweets but all manner of other "requisites".
by brian stimson
21 May 2011 10:22
Forum: Town Museum & Gallery
Topic: Newlands Park shops
Replies: 10
Views: 11333

Re: Newlands Park shops

1940s and 50s, On the corner of Tansfeld and Newlands Park was a Greengrocer ( 7lbs. of King Edward potatoes 1/- (one shilling or 5 pence to the youngsters) ). A couple of shops up was a Newsagent (where I did my paper round) and the shop on the corner of Newlands Park and Studland Road was a sweets...
by brian stimson
19 May 2011 09:25
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Community café for Mayow Park !?!
Replies: 9
Views: 3454

Re: Community café for Mayow Park !?!

I hope you won't mind me digressing for a moment but I remember Mayow Park in the late forties and fifties, it was a wonderful place to play. If you went into the entrance in Mayow Road opposite Burghill (?) Road there was a lovely building on the left, is that the Pavilion?, in there they had a sea...
by brian stimson
10 Feb 2011 15:12
Forum: Town Museum & Gallery
Topic: Wunderbau - Old Cedars - Kirkdale
Replies: 4
Views: 2254

Re: Wunderbau - Old Cedars - Kirkdale

By way of an aside, my Father rented a garage at the Old Cedars in the late 1940's early 50's for 3/6d a week, I suppose the block of garages would have been stables at one time. His car was his pride and joy and if he put it away wet he would leather it off and then walk home to Wiverton Road in th...
by brian stimson
21 Aug 2010 14:00
Forum: Town Cafe
Topic: Children's Home - Newlands Park
Replies: 3
Views: 1240

Re: Children's Home - Newlands Park

I lived in Sydenham prior to 1958 and I can remember what I think was a Children's Home just by Penge East Station although I can't remember the name of it. If you turned left out of Venner Road (Penge East Station end) there is some newish three story flats on the left hand side, well that is where...
by brian stimson
16 Aug 2010 15:11
Forum: Town Cafe
Topic: Cheeseman in Lewisham
Replies: 1
Views: 1385

Re: Cheeseman in Lewisham

My Grandfather married a Mrs Ellen Elizabeth Cheeseman, widow, nee Bull, from Lewisham in 1927. As I understand Mrs Cheeseman had two sons although I don't know their first names. They lived at 23 Crossfield Street, Deptford after they were married. At the time of her marriage to my Grandfather she ...
by brian stimson
4 Jul 2010 13:15
Forum: Town Museum & Gallery
Topic: CINEMAS IN SYDENHAM
Replies: 25
Views: 19623

Do you mean St Brelades cafe, it was turned into a second-hand car sales place, and the bloke that ran it eventually got sent down for running a house of ill-repute. a.k.a. 'a knocking shop'. I think he was an ex-footballer :lol: :shock: I remember the St. Brelades Cafe well from about 1956 just do...
by brian stimson
12 Oct 2009 15:28
Forum: Town Cafe
Topic: Sydenham Past & Present
Replies: 38
Views: 15540

Hello Brian Your recollections go back even further tha me. Only born in 49. The main road has changed so much. The bif difference is , I think , the fact that everybody cooked at home , hence only one or two eating establishments for occasional treats. Guess the schools have stopped teachibg girls...
by brian stimson
12 Oct 2009 15:09
Forum: Town Cafe
Topic: Sydenham Past & Present
Replies: 38
Views: 15540

You are quite correct and very many apologies. The Ironmongers though is roughly where the post office now is , perhaps a bit further down. Do not recall an Ironmongers on the other side of the road. The Granada was originally The State Cinema, The Post Office I think was just a bit down from Silve...
by brian stimson
1 Jul 2009 10:40
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Sydenham Surgery
Replies: 24
Views: 19036

Re: Sydenham Surgery

I rang Sydenham Surgery this morning at 9.11 am to book an urgent appointment. I the forum and let you all know about my frustration. Paracetamol and sleep now. I know it's a very serious subject and I do sympathize but I've just looked at the surgery entrance on Google (I now live in Gloucestershi...
by brian stimson
13 May 2009 07:56
Forum: Town Cafe
Topic: St Phillip's Infant School and St Barts junior school
Replies: 69
Views: 28186

Re: St Phillip's Infant School and St Barts junior school

I attended the above St Phillips up to 1956 and St Barts up to 1960. St Phillips is now a community centre on Wells Park Road and the old St and good old Mr Williams Did anyone go on the great school journey to Swanage in 1960 with Mr Timms and Miss Coggin I was at St. Barts from 1945 until 1951 I ...
by brian stimson
1 Apr 2009 08:03
Forum: Town Museum & Gallery
Topic: Fox & Hounds pub + Denham Court, Kirkdale
Replies: 8
Views: 8157

[quote="Gaz"]I've just spent a fascinating few hours reading through the many posts on here and admiring the photos uploaded to here and Flickr. One of the shops was a hardware shop sadly I can't remember the name but I went to St. Barts School in the late forties with the owner's son, perhaps Eagle...
by brian stimson
21 Mar 2009 11:51
Forum: Town Museum & Gallery
Topic: The Lewisham High Street Stream
Replies: 3
Views: 2951

Is it a tributary to the Quaggy in Lewisham that ran parrallel with the High Street outside Chiesmans I remember the Quaggy (1951) very well, I went to Colfe's School and we would take our shoes and socks off and paddle before wasting time roaming around Chiesman's store before catching the 75 bus ...