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by gremlin
6 Aug 2013 08:09
Forum: Town Museum & Gallery
Topic: Newlands Park shops
Replies: 10
Views: 10956

Re: Newlands Park shops

Steve,
Your family must have taken over the newsagents from the Newholms, they moved on to a woolshop in Maple Road Penge at about that time. I think we moved from Newlands Park to Woolstone Road in Forest Hill in about 1963, I'm not sure exactly when.
Gremlin
by gremlin
24 Apr 2013 16:19
Forum: Town Museum & Gallery
Topic: Admin needs your help on historical SE26 business employers
Replies: 24
Views: 10460

Re: Admin needs your help on historical SE26 business employ

I think Rank Cintel were in Worsley Bridge Road, and a company that made scientific instruments, I will check. But I don't think either employed 100 people, although Rank were part of a bigger organisation. Didn't Muirhead have a depot in Lower Sydenham, their main office being in Elmers End? There ...
by gremlin
10 Apr 2013 09:06
Forum: Town Cafe
Topic: old St.Bart's primary school
Replies: 26
Views: 13677

Re: old St.Bart's primary school

Eagle, You are right - it was Miss Coggin. Her class was in the church hall annex down Kirkdale nearly opposite Cobb's. We used to have school dinners at a church hall in Jews' Walk, strange food but wholesome- but I can't eat sprouts to this day. The old school was I remember a typical Victorian ar...
by gremlin
5 Apr 2013 16:15
Forum: Town Cafe
Topic: old St.Bart's primary school
Replies: 26
Views: 13677

Re: old St.Bart's primary school

I attended St Bart's C of E Primary School from about 1955 to 1961. the headmaster was a Mr Bleadsale, I seem to remember being taught by Mrs Morris (?), Mrs Coggins at the annex near Cobbs, Miss Partridge and finally by Mr Williams. The caretakers were Mr & Mrs Griggs. I think the names are nearly ...
by gremlin
2 Apr 2013 07:16
Forum: Town Museum & Gallery
Topic: Sydenham's Children's Hospital
Replies: 68
Views: 84656

Re: Sydenham's Children's Hospital

In the late 1960s I lived in a house in Kingsthorpe Road, in the flat upstairs was a fireman and his wife who was nurse at Sydenham Children's Hospital. In about 1968 she thought it would be a good idea to cheer up the wards with some paintings, so we spent several weeks in the evenings painting Mag...
by gremlin
26 Mar 2013 18:30
Forum: Town Museum & Gallery
Topic: Newlands Park shops
Replies: 10
Views: 10956

Re: Newlands Park shops

I was born at no 48 Newlands Park in 1950, and knew the shops, Wayne Tank, Grundigs and the small-scale roads in Alexandra Park. I have never seen any photos of the road system, it was by chance looking for photos (as some of my colleagues did not believe me!) that I came across this forum. The traf...