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by Steve Grindlay
12 Apr 2009 23:30
Forum: Town Museum & Gallery
Topic: Electoral Roll in 1930's and 40's
Replies: 16
Views: 15751

Ah, Eagle, 31 Venner Road is an interesting address. It was previously known as "The Limes", and the first record I have for it is when Edmund Williams, a solicitor, lived there between about 1883 and 1891. It had a couple of other occupants but from 1901 to 1918 it housed the Sydenham Ass...
by Steve Grindlay
12 Apr 2009 12:59
Forum: Town Museum & Gallery
Topic: Electoral Roll in 1930's and 40's
Replies: 16
Views: 15751

Thanks for that information, Eagle. Facts taken from documents are often rather dry. It is really good to have memories and reminiscences to add life and colour, and often to confirm the facts.
by Steve Grindlay
11 Apr 2009 20:49
Forum: Town Museum & Gallery
Topic: Electoral Roll in 1930's and 40's
Replies: 16
Views: 15751

Eagle, this thread [ http://tinyurl.com/czoc9e ] has some information on the development of Venner Road. The road was named and laid out in 1877 and building began a year or so later. 1-27 Venner Road were originally known as 1-14 Grosvenor Terrace (they were re-numbered in 1891). Most of these hous...
by Steve Grindlay
10 Apr 2009 20:00
Forum: Town Museum & Gallery
Topic: Electoral Roll in 1930's and 40's
Replies: 16
Views: 15751

Not Ladywell, Eagle, Lewisham town centre. It is on the right of the roundabout with the drystone pyramid structure in the middle.

As for Venner Road, it was laid out in about 1878, and most of it is Victorian or Edwardian. Which terrace do you mean?
by Steve Grindlay
10 Apr 2009 14:09
Forum: Town Museum & Gallery
Topic: Electoral Roll in 1930's and 40's
Replies: 16
Views: 15751

They are not available online, Eagle. You will have to visit the Lewisham Local History Centre

If it is just a simple search you need it may be worth emailing them.

Also I'm pretty sure there are no registers for the war years.
by Steve Grindlay
9 Apr 2009 19:31
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Natwest
Replies: 9
Views: 4914

Eagle wrote:We need to erect a gallows and stocks outside the two halves for all thiis crime.
You must get it right, Eagle; it's Two "Half's"!
by Steve Grindlay
5 Apr 2009 11:14
Forum: Town Museum & Gallery
Topic: Prospect Place, Wells Road
Replies: 109
Views: 183195

It's actually not a church, Ulysses, but the tower of a house on Longton Grove. This shows the house looking down Longton Grove from Westwood Hill: http://farm1.static.flickr.com/86/254271059_95bbe00e85.jpg This view has the distinction of having been painted by Camille Pissarro . This is a poor cop...
by Steve Grindlay
4 Apr 2009 22:31
Forum: Town Museum & Gallery
Topic: Prospect Place, Wells Road
Replies: 109
Views: 183195

Are you sure it wasn't Prospect Road? According to Kelly's Directories Frederick George was living at 52 Prospect Road during the 1920s and 1930s (I don't have access to post-war records from home). This map shows Prospect Road which was, indeed, a dead-end: http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3320/34122...
by Steve Grindlay
4 Apr 2009 19:04
Forum: Town Museum & Gallery
Topic: Prospect Place, Wells Road
Replies: 109
Views: 183195

Scott George, you have me completely baffled by your mention of Prospect Place in the 1950s. Could you tell me a little more. For example, where was it in relation to, say, Rowland Grove or Dallas Road and, if you wish, what was the name of the family who lived at number 52, and how long did they li...
by Steve Grindlay
3 Apr 2009 11:53
Forum: Town Museum & Gallery
Topic: Sydenham in the twenties, part 2.
Replies: 14
Views: 8888

Oh yes, Reg, it's still there and thriving, apparently.
by Steve Grindlay
2 Apr 2009 18:50
Forum: Town Museum & Gallery
Topic: Sydenham in the twenties, part 2.
Replies: 14
Views: 8888

I'm really intrigued, Ulysses. Can you be more precise about the location of this "old factory". One side of Champion Road is mostly a modern housing estate and the other is late Victorian terraced housing. You're surely not thinking of St Michael's school.
by Steve Grindlay
1 Apr 2009 21:46
Forum: Town Museum & Gallery
Topic: Fox & Hounds pub + Denham Court, Kirkdale
Replies: 8
Views: 9866

The land on which The Parade was built appears have been part of the grounds of the Fox and Hounds, which was rebuilt in about 1891. High Street Buildings (also on Fox and Hounds land) was built in 1896 and I suspect that the brewery (or whoever owned the land) completed this development by building...
by Steve Grindlay
30 Mar 2009 09:11
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: The old chemists next to the old HSBC
Replies: 128
Views: 62066

It would be an appalling act of vandalism if this shopfront has been destroyed. I guess it dates from the late 1920s, when George Machray moved his business from 12 Sydenham Road (he began trading there in about 1905) to 16 Sydenham Road. This is what we might have lost: http://farm4.static.flickr.c...
by Steve Grindlay
30 Mar 2009 08:20
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Greyhound Pub
Replies: 133
Views: 88544

I've just spotted this on the Lewisham Planning website...
by Steve Grindlay
24 Mar 2009 19:11
Forum: Town Museum & Gallery
Topic: Is this a Delamotte?
Replies: 14
Views: 8871

I'm sorry, Paxton, I know vey little about Beaulah Hill, and even that has been gleaned mainly from a couple of local history books. I tend to concentrate on my own territory (Sydenham and Forest Hill) with occasional forays into the Crystal Palace, mainly because Sydenham people were so closely inv...
by Steve Grindlay
21 Mar 2009 13:26
Forum: Town Museum & Gallery
Topic: The Lewisham High Street Stream
Replies: 3
Views: 3912

Is it a tributary to the Quaggy in Lewisham that ran parrallel with the High Street outside Chiesmans I don't think so. The Quaggy flows from the direction of Lee Green and is a tributary of the Ravensbourne, which it joins somewhere near Lewisham station. The Ravensbourne runs close to Bromley Roa...
by Steve Grindlay
19 Mar 2009 19:45
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Sydenham on Streetmaps
Replies: 14
Views: 8278

We saw the google car, I'd never have found it otherwise. Here's the proof:
Image
The car features twice, as it's also parked outside our house.
by Steve Grindlay
19 Mar 2009 16:50
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Sydenham on Streetmaps
Replies: 14
Views: 8278

Of course, I meant to call it Street View; I was just a bit over-excited at just having found an image of us getting out of our car in East Dulwich.
by Steve Grindlay
19 Mar 2009 15:31
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Sydenham on Streetmaps
Replies: 14
Views: 8278

Sydenham on Streetmaps

Google Streetmaps has gone live, and the views of Sydenham are pretty impressive, although Sydenham Road seems to have been photographed at dusk.
by Steve Grindlay
14 Mar 2009 11:52
Forum: Town Museum & Gallery
Topic: Service for the navies who worked on the Crystal Palace.
Replies: 15
Views: 9092

In 2000 I wrote a brief account of the accident for the Sydenham Society newsletter. I've uploaded here.