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by nannyjacks
21 Mar 2009 11:38
Forum: Town Cafe
Topic: memories of sydenham
Replies: 18
Views: 4697

memories of sydenham

Does anyone remember the antique/junk shop that was in the cul-de-sac by the exit of Sydenham Station if you were coming from London It was full of facinating stuff and had an ashtray stand that was dressed as a butler by the door.Also the Jones the flower shop on the bridge .I remember a lorry 's b...
by nannyjacks
21 Mar 2009 10:54
Forum: Town Museum & Gallery
Topic: Hello? Is there anyone out there?? Lurkers come forth...
Replies: 15
Views: 7047

Does anyone remember Brian McCarthy who owned the tobaccanists in Sydenham Road opposite the Greyhound back in the early 1960s .he was an ex-Motorbike rider I think and was married to Maggie and had three children he tried to open up his cellar as a youth centre but neighbours complained to the coun...
by nannyjacks
21 Mar 2009 10:13
Forum: Town Museum & Gallery
Topic: The Lewisham High Street Stream
Replies: 3
Views: 2959

Is it a tributary to the Quaggy in Lewisham that ran parrallel with the High Street outside Chiesmans
by nannyjacks
21 Mar 2009 10:11
Forum: Town Museum & Gallery
Topic: Lower Kirkdale pics for sgh!
Replies: 6
Views: 7784

I looked with interest at the photos especially the ones of the row of shops opposite the Greyhound Pub.The chemist shop A.B.Makepeace was owned by my Dad at towards the end of WW2 and I was born over the shop on 7th February 1945.I had two brothers John and David who attended St Barts School and al...
by nannyjacks
21 Mar 2009 09:55
Forum: Town Museum & Gallery
Topic: Lost buildings of Lewisham
Replies: 21
Views: 21166

I can remember when the old lewisham council offices were in canadian Avenue well before they spent a fortune building a HUGE town hall.They were just a long line prefabricated buildings .people went ther to pay their rent and complain if the dustmen hadn't bothered to pick up what they had dropped ...
by nannyjacks
21 Mar 2009 09:50
Forum: Town Museum & Gallery
Topic: Milk Machines
Replies: 23
Views: 33100

There was a milk vending machine in the doorway of the dairies opposite Jews Walk back in the late 1950s I think it was the Express dairy, it cost 6d for milk and was very handy when you had run out
by nannyjacks
21 Mar 2009 09:32
Forum: Town Museum & Gallery
Topic: where's this?
Replies: 15
Views: 16349

definitely Peter Pans Pool I lived on the boarders of Blackheath and lewisham and my two brothers and I would collect jam jars and take them in his wheeled cart to the Robertsons jam Factory along the bromley catford road .We would get 1d for each one from the man at the back of the factory and woul...
by nannyjacks
10 Jun 2008 20:56
Forum: Town Cafe
Topic: crystal palace motor racing track?
Replies: 23
Views: 20535

We moved back to Sydenham in 1957 and every year the noise of the cars and bikes used to drive my Mum nuts We lived in Lawrie Park gardens so it was fairly close.
by nannyjacks
10 Jun 2008 08:48
Forum: Town Museum & Gallery
Topic: Alexandra park model road network
Replies: 16
Views: 13185

I remember that park as I learned to ride my bike there, my Mum wasn't happy for me to learn on the proper roads but as soon as she saw I was competant on the road network ther I was allowed to use my bike on the 'proper roads'This was around 1956-7
by nannyjacks
10 Jun 2008 08:45
Forum: Town Museum & Gallery
Topic: Jew's Walk
Replies: 4
Views: 4284

I was christened in the old church -in -the grove church in 1945 and I still have a photo of my late Mum holding me on the front steps of it
by nannyjacks
10 Jun 2008 08:34
Forum: Town Museum & Gallery
Topic: Mysterious shop in Wells Park Road
Replies: 8
Views: 11287

Blimey that brought back memories of Scrobies in Taylors Lane the only shop open on a sunday years ago.I lived in Lawrie Park gardens and if my parents ran out of anything I always had to walk up there on a sunday to buy it .It was up Westwood hill then down Talors lane then the return trip.I was wo...
by nannyjacks
10 Jun 2008 08:28
Forum: Town Cafe
Topic: Machrays Phamacy
Replies: 9
Views: 4870

My late Dad was the chemist who ran A.B Makepeaces at 264 Sydenham Road and I was born over the shop in 1945 .He was great friends with the chap who ran Machrays Can anyone remember Brian McCarthy who owned and ran a sweetshop a couple of doors down from Makepeaces .he was a lovely man along with hi...
by nannyjacks
10 Jun 2008 08:20
Forum: Town Cafe
Topic: Double-fronted shop??
Replies: 2
Views: 2563

I remember the jewellers in Sydenham Road almost opposite Newlands Park I too had my ears pierced in 1959 there It cost 2/6d and was done with a needle and a cork non of these gun thingys then On the corner of Newlands Park there used to be a record shop, and I paid £5.00 for a ticket to see the Bea...
by nannyjacks
10 Jun 2008 07:48
Forum: Town Cafe
Topic: Dr Murray from Sydenham Road
Replies: 0
Views: 1312

Dr Murray from Sydenham Road

Hi I hope someone can help.Many years ago there used to be a Dr.s surgery with a Dr called Dr Murray I know he will be long dead by now but does anyone know whether his practice was incorporated into another one It used to be at the bottom of Sydenham Road and at that time there was only Dr Murray's...
by nannyjacks
22 Oct 2007 17:49
Forum: Town Museum & Gallery
Topic: CINEMAS IN SYDENHAM
Replies: 25
Views: 19647

There used to be opposite the Greyhound in Sydenham a sweetshop/newsagents run by a chap called Brian McCarthy and his wife Maggie.He was a lovely chap and in the early 1960s on my way home from work after getting off the train from London Bridge hot and thirsty he used to do a glass of cream soda w...
by nannyjacks
21 Oct 2007 19:57
Forum: Town Museum & Gallery
Topic: CINEMAS IN SYDENHAM
Replies: 25
Views: 19647

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:
by nannyjacks
20 Oct 2007 22:49
Forum: Town Museum & Gallery
Topic: CINEMAS IN SYDENHAM
Replies: 25
Views: 19647

In Crystal Palace there used to be three cinemas,in Forest Hill it was the ABC opposite Ghinns the wool shop. In Sydenham it was the Granada. In Catford there were three,in Lewisham there were the Gaumont,(excellent for Saturday morning picture for 6d,saw my first film there Peter Pan around 1949-50...
by nannyjacks
20 Oct 2007 07:31
Forum: Town Museum & Gallery
Topic: Domed building on Cobbs Corner
Replies: 14
Views: 15534

I was born in February 1945 almost opposite Cobbs Corner above the chemist shop that my late father had called A.B.Makepeace. We moved to 12, Peak Hill Gardens in 1947 and then to Lewisham/Blackheath borders in 1949.We returned to Sydenham in 1957 to live in Lawrie Park Gardens as my late Mother mis...
by nannyjacks
19 Sep 2006 15:16
Forum: Town Cafe
Topic: An old pub on the cover of a book I have.
Replies: 8
Views: 4942

I used to do a a paper round from the newsagents behind The Greyhound.It was a nice little shop. I was born opposite above Makepeace's and there was a butchers shop between the shop and bank and then The Gables Old folks home. Where there is now I think a paint shop used to be another newsagents run...
by nannyjacks
19 Sep 2006 15:04
Forum: Town Museum & Gallery
Topic: 3 Hidden Churches in Sydenham
Replies: 21
Views: 34548

Sydenham Churches

There used to be a big church Gothic-stlye church at the Forest Hill end of Jews Walk. I know it was there in 1945 because I was christened there ,but I think it was pulled down and replaced by a more modern building.