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by Beerboy
1 Jul 2014 10:34
Forum: Town Museum & Gallery
Topic: Fransfield Grove
Replies: 33
Views: 38067

Re: Fransfield Grove

I find this reference to the Scudders very interesting. My grandmother on my mothers side was I believe a Scudder. She lived in Springfield Rise as I did. There were also Scudders living in the small laid back from the road, parade of houses/cottages on the corner of Wells Park Rd. and Taylors Lane....
by Beerboy
21 May 2014 06:43
Forum: Town Cafe
Topic: Chipped bath
Replies: 4
Views: 2244

Re: Chipped bath

Just seeing a request for repairing a chip in the bath from 'Cooland' and a reply from 14 Bradford road, it makes me realise how priorities have changed over the years. As a kid, people living in Bradford Road would have had baths the same as Springfield Rise baths. Tin ones, hung on the wall ready ...
by Beerboy
21 May 2014 06:18
Forum: Town Museum & Gallery
Topic: The Psychology of Living a Happy life at the Horniman
Replies: 1
Views: 2272

Re: The Psychology of Living a Happy life at the Horniman

As a young boy at the tail end of WW 2, on Sundays my mates and I used to catch the train from Upper Sydenham station (fares were in pennies) which was at the top of Wells Road and go through the tunnel to the next station ( I can't remember the name) and visit Hornimans park. It had a children's pl...
by Beerboy
25 Mar 2014 08:18
Forum: Town Museum & Gallery
Topic: Old Rosamond Street, Springfield Rise
Replies: 18
Views: 26216

Re: Old Rosamond Street, Springfield Rise

Looking at where Mr. Edney is standing, it seems to be just about where the house stood that my mum told me to take a used pair of shoes and ask the lady of the house -I can't recall her name- if she would like to buy them for a couple of bob. I used to cringe. Money was very tight in those days. No...
by Beerboy
16 Jan 2014 08:39
Forum: Town Museum & Gallery
Topic: Sydenham Hill Estate, Springfield Rise etc
Replies: 27
Views: 37371

Re: Sydenham Hill Estate, Springfield Rise etc

I'm glad it gave you some pleasure. I can't help you out with your questions. Sometimes memories come clear in my head and I can remember names and places. Perhaps this comes with age. I am well past my sell by date so I suppose it applies to me.My late Step father gave me a book which may interest ...
by Beerboy
15 Jan 2014 07:14
Forum: Town Museum & Gallery
Topic: Sydenham Hill Estate, Springfield Rise etc
Replies: 27
Views: 37371

Re: St. Marys'

During the war I used to play in what we called The Monastery, I which I suppose was St. Mary's'. The talk was of ghosts if we played near the grave yard. The pond mentioned was not a bomb crater in my opinion as it was surrounded by lush vegetation and trees.I carved my name on one. We used to skat...
by Beerboy
13 Jan 2014 12:55
Forum: Town Museum & Gallery
Topic: Old Rosamond Street, Springfield Rise
Replies: 18
Views: 26216

Re: Old Rosamond Street, Springfield Rise

Thankyou and the other contributors for carrying me back to my stamping ground. I lived in 28 Springfield Rise from 1933 or just a bit later, we moved up from the bottom of the street when I was about three. until we were moved out for slum clearance. Each photo brings back memories of a life far re...
by Beerboy
13 Jan 2014 12:24
Forum: Town Museum & Gallery
Topic: VE Day celebrations Bradford Road
Replies: 2
Views: 2207

Re: VE Day celebrations Bradford Road

I lived in 28 Springfield Rise. The families I remember in Bradford Road were the Hughes family. David,Jimmy,and Frank-I used to wrestle with him, and Edith (Inky). Freddy Rowe. Eric Dunmore. Kathleen Rixon . Jean Wren. A VE celebration bonfire was lit on Wells Road just outside my aunt Violet Coope...
by Beerboy
23 Nov 2013 13:55
Forum: Town Museum & Gallery
Topic: 1940's Rationing
Replies: 4
Views: 3092

Re: 1940's Rationing

I was born in 1933 so I remember the food rationing and Utility furniture. I lived in Springfield Rise. My mother used to send me to Bradley 's the butcher in Wells Park road with the instructions "Half a leg of lamb, knuckle end two and six (pence), and have you got any extras'? I think the lamb, i...
by Beerboy
4 Aug 2013 13:23
Forum: Town Museum & Gallery
Topic: Silverdale Postal Sorting Office - Original purpose please?
Replies: 7
Views: 8002

Re: Silverdale Postal Sorting Office - Original purpose plea

Wasn't the Rink cinema next door to it, or is it one and the same thing?
by Beerboy
2 Aug 2013 13:15
Forum: Town Museum & Gallery
Topic: Prospect Place, Wells Road
Replies: 107
Views: 138616

Re: Prospect Place, Wells Road

hi sydenham folk. I was pleased to come across your exchange about prospect place. I don't have the infomation you seek re the early history of prospect place,but I know somthing of the history of upper sydenham. I lived at 71, wells park road from 1935 to 1960 when I got married and left home, I c...
by Beerboy
2 Aug 2013 12:28
Forum: Town Museum & Gallery
Topic: Sydenham's Children's Hospital
Replies: 69
Views: 95386

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Are there any images of it from the late 1989's, anyone know anything more about it? I do know that I had my tonsils out there. I can still remember the terror of when the nurse put the anesthetic mask over my face!! In later years my mate had to go their and get his scrotum stitched! He tore it wh...
by Beerboy
2 Aug 2013 12:08
Forum: Town Museum & Gallery
Topic: Cottage of Content
Replies: 1
Views: 4112

Re: Cottage of Content

I remember the Cottage of Content. Opposite there was a small wall in front of what must have been the chapel. A policeman caught my mate and I teasing passers by with a parcel on a piece of string on the wall. When they went to pick it up we yanked it.
by Beerboy
2 Aug 2013 08:43
Forum: Town Museum & Gallery
Topic: Panmure Road V2 Attack
Replies: 13
Views: 11165

Re: Panmure Road V2 Attack

By the time of the Panmure Road V2 hit most of Oaksford Avenue at the end of Fir Street and Plane Street had already been destroyed by a Doodlebug, the V1. This also caused considerable damage to our house in Springfield Number 28 and of course everybody elses in the area. The bombed sites made a wo...
by Beerboy
2 Aug 2013 08:33
Forum: Town Museum & Gallery
Topic: Panmure Road V2 Attack
Replies: 13
Views: 11165

Re: Panmure Road V2 Attack

When the rocket struck I was with my friend David Hewlett ,in Edney Street just in from Springfield. We were up against. the wall and the debris was flying over us. A few minutes later we were met by clouds of dust coming down Springfield. As my brother has posted, Gran who lived at the top end of S...
by Beerboy
2 Aug 2013 08:00
Forum: Town Museum & Gallery
Topic: Old Rosamond Street, Springfield Rise
Replies: 18
Views: 26216

Re: Old Rosamond Street, Springfield Rise

Just to see the area that my family come from uncle bill was born there in 1933,and his sister inlaw my auntie was born in the same area,his surname is Brooker If it was Billy Brooker, then he and his brother Ronny were my mates at that time. Tommy is the younger brother. I think their Mums name wa...