Devon Street, SE15

Road in/near Peckham

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Devon Street is one of the streets of London in the SE15 postal area.




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Lived here
KJ   
Added: 11 Apr 2021 12:34 GMT   

Family
1900’s Cranmer family lived here at 105 (changed to 185 when road was re-numbered)
James Cranmer wife Louisa ( b.Logan)
They had 3 children one being my grandparent William (Bill) CRANMER married to grandmother “Nancy” He used to go to
Glengall Tavern in Bird in Bush Rd ,now been converted to flats.

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Lived here
Christine Clark   
Added: 20 Feb 2021 11:27 GMT   

Number 44 (1947 - 1967)
The Clark’s moved here from Dorking my father worked on the Thames as a captain of shell mex tankers,there were three children, CHristine, Barbara and Frank, my mother was Ida and my father Frank.Our house no 44 and 42 were pulled down and we were relocated to Bromley The rest of our family lived close by in Milton Court Rd, Brocklehurat Street, Chubworthy street so one big happy family..lovely days.

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Graham O’Connell   
Added: 10 Apr 2021 10:24 GMT   

Lloyd & Sons, Tin Box Manufacturers (1859 - 1982)
A Lloyd & Sons occupied the wharf (now known as Lloyds Wharf, Mill Street) from the mid 19th Century to the late 20th Century. Best known for making tin boxes they also produced a range of things from petrol canisters to collecting tins. They won a notorious libel case in 1915 when a local councillor criticised the working conditions which, in fairness, weren’t great. There was a major fire here in 1929 but the company survived at least until 1982 and probably a year or two after that.

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Daryl   
Added: 5 Feb 2021 07:25 GMT   

Heron Court Pomeroy Street
Heron Court was built in 1999. There are twelve, one bedroom flats to the front of Heron Court and behind, which can’t be seen from the road, four, four bedroom houses. The properties are owned by Hexagon Housing Association with occupants of the flats being tenants that are cared for by Southwark Social Welfare for mental/health issues.

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Peter H Davies   
Added: 17 Jun 2021 09:33 GMT   

Ethelburga Estate
The Ethelburga Estate - named after Ethelburga Road - was an LCC development dating between 1963–65. According to the Wikipedia, it has a "pleasant knitting together of a series of internal squares". I have to add that it’s extremely dull :)

Source: Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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Lived here
Norman Norrington   
Added: 8 Jun 2021 08:08 GMT   

Blechynden Street, W10
Lived here #40 1942-1967

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Brenda Newton   
Added: 5 Jun 2021 07:17 GMT   

Hewer Street W10
John Nodes Undertakers Hewer Street W10

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Added: 3 Jun 2021 15:50 GMT   

All Bar One
The capitalisation is wrong

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Comment
   
Added: 2 Jun 2021 16:58 GMT   

Parachute bomb 1941
Charles Thomas Bailey of 82 Morley Road was killed by the parachute bomb March 1941

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Added: 1 Jun 2021 12:41 GMT   

Abbeville Road (1940 street directory)
North west side
1A Clarke A S Ltd, motor engineers
15 Plumbers, Glaziers & Domestic Engineers Union
25 Dixey Edward, florist
27 Vicary Miss Doris J, newsagent
29 Stenning John Andrew, dining rooms
31 Clarke & Williams, builders
33 Hill Mrs Theodora, confectioner
35 Golding W & sons, corn dealers
... here is Shandon road ...
37 Pennington Mrs Eliz Harvie, wine & spirit merchant
39 Westminster Catering Co Ltd, ham, beef & tongue dealers
41 Masters A (Clapham) Ltd, butchers
43 Thomas Euan Ltd, grocers
45 Garrett C T & Co Ltd, undertakers
47 Mayle T & Sons, fishmongers
49 Mayles Ltd, fruiterers
51 & 73 Hardy Arthur Sydney, draper
53 United Dairies (London) Ltd
... here is Narbonne avenue ...
55 Norris William Lennox, baker
57 Silver Star Laundry Ltd
59 Thorp John, oilman
61 Bidgood Leonard George, boot makers
63 Wilkie Rt Miln, chemist
65 Gander George Albert Isaac, hairdresser
67 Harris Alfred William, greengrocer
69 & 71 Lambert Ernest & Son Ltd, grocers
... here is Hambolt road ...
73 & 51 Hardy Arthur Sydney, draper
75 Cambourn Frederick, butcher
77 Siggers Clement, chemist
77 Post, Money Order, Telephone Call & Telegraph Office & Savings Bank
79 Hemmings William, baker
... here is Elms road ...
85 Cornish Joseph
91 Bedding Mrs
151 Johnson Mrs H K
157 Robinson Albert Ernest, grainer
173 Yardleys London & Provincial Stores Ltd, wine & spirit merchants
175 Clark Alfred, butcher
175A Morley Douglas Frederick, confectioner
... here is Crescent lane ...
... her is St Alphonsus road ...

South east side
... here is Trouville road ...
4 Bossy Miss, private school
... here are Bonneville gardens ...
24 Osborn Charles Edward, ladies hairdresser
24 Hall H Ltd, builders
24A Walton Lodge Laundry Ltd
... here are Shandon road & Abbeville mansions ...
28 Copley Fred Smith, chemist
30 Finch H G Ltd, laundry
32 Carter William Alfred, furniture dealer
34 Spriggs Charles & Co, wireless supplies dealer
36 Miles Frederick William, confectioner
38 Pitman Frederick, hairdresser
40 Rowe Frederick F, valeting service
42 Modridge Edward J, oilman
... here is Narbonne avenue ...
44 Southorn Albert, butcher
46 Brown Ernest, fruiterer
48 Stanley Mrs A A, confectioner
50 Fryatt Owen, delixatessen store
52 Benbrooks, domestic stores
54 Davis William Clifford, boot repairer
56 Blogg Alfred, newsagent
58 Rowlands Thomas & Sons, dairy
... here are Hambalt, Elms, Franconia, Caldervale & Leppoc roads ...
124 Clarke Frederick, decorator
... here are Crescent lane, Briarwood road & Park hill ...

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Boo Horton    
Added: 31 May 2021 13:39 GMT   

Angel & Trumpet, Stepney Green
The Angel & Trumpet Public House in Stepney Green was run by my ancestors in the 1930’s. Unfortunately, it was a victim on WWII and was badly damaged and subsequently demolished. I have one photograph that I believe to bethe pub, but it doesn’t show much more that my Great Aunt cleaning the steps.

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MCNALLY    
Added: 17 May 2021 09:42 GMT   

Blackfriars (1959 - 1965)
I lived in Upper Ground from 1959 to 1964 I was 6 years old my parents Vince and Kitty run the Pub The Angel on the corner of Upper Ground and Bodies Bridge. I remember the ceiling of the cellar was very low and almost stretched the length of Bodies Bridge. The underground trains run directly underneath the pub. If you were down in the cellar when a train was coming it was quite frightening

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NEARBY STREETS
Albert Way, SE15 Albert Way is a road in the SE15 postcode area
Aylesbury House, SE15 Residential block
Bird In Bush Road, SE15 Bird In Bush Road is one of the streets of London in the SE15 postal area.
Burnhill Close, SE15 A street within the SE15 postcode
Canal Grove, SE15 Canal Grove is a road in the SE15 postcode area
Canterbury Industrial Park, SE15 A street within the SE15 postcode
Cardine Mews, SE15 Cardine Mews is a road in the SE15 postcode area
Chesterfield Way, SE15 Chesterfield Way is a road in the SE15 postcode area
Clifton Crescent, SE15 Clifton Crescent was named in 1881 after Clifton, Derbyshire.
Crown Place Apartments, SE16 A street within the SE16 postcode
Daisy Business Park 19-35, SE15 A street within the SE15 postcode
Devonshire Grove, SE15 Devonshire Grove is a road in the SE15 postcode area
Drovers Place, SE15 A street within the SE15 postcode
Eagle Close, SE16 Eagle Close is a road in the SE16 postcode area
Elcot Avenue, SE15 Elcot Avenue is a road in the SE15 postcode area
Ethnard Road, SE15 Ethnard Road is a road in the SE15 postcode area
Flat 9, SE14 Hornshay Place appears on the 1950s mapping.
Frensham Street, SE15 Frensham Street is one of the streets of London in the SE15 postal area.
Friary Estate, SE15 A street within the SE15 postcode
Friary Road, SE15 Friary Road was developed in the 1840s.
Gerards Close, SE16 Gerards Close is a road in the SE16 postcode area
Gervase Street, SE15 Gervase Street is one of the streets of London in the SE15 postal area.
Green Hundred Road, SE15 Green Hundred Road is a road in the SE15 postcode area
Hatcham Road, SE15 Hatcham Road is one of the streets of London in the SE15 postal area.
Hill Beck Close, SE15 Hill Beck Close is a road in the SE15 postcode area
Hillbeck Close, SE15 Hillbeck Close is a road in the SE15 postcode area
Holbeck Row, SE15 Holbeck Row is a road in the SE15 postcode area
Hoyland Close, SE15 A street within the SE15 postcode
Hyndman Street, SE15 Hyndman Street is a road in the SE15 postcode area
Ilderton Road, SE15 Ilderton Road is one of the streets of London in the SE15 postal area.
Inforum Mews, SE15 A street within the SE15 postcode
Ledbury Street, SE15 Ledbury Street is one of the streets of London in the SE15 postal area.
Leo Street, SE15 Leo Street is a road in the SE15 postcode area
Lindley Estate, SE15 A street within the SE15 postcode
Livesey Place, SE15 Livesey Place is one of the streets of London in the SE15 postal area.
Lovegrove Street, SE16 Lovegrove Street is a road in the SE1 postcode area
Lympstone Gardens, SE15 Lympstone Gardens is one of the streets of London in the SE15 postal area.
Maismore Street, SE15 Maismore Street is a road in the SE15 postcode area
Manor Grove, SE15 Manor Grove is one of the streets of London in the SE15 postal area.
Murdock Street, SE15 Murdock Street is a road in the SE15 postcode area
Naylor Road, SE15 Naylor Road was named in 1863 after a Miss Naylor who then leased houses in 1877.
Nutcroft Road, SE15 Nutcroft Road is a road in the SE15 postcode area
Old Kent Road, SE15 The eastern section of the Old Kent Road strays into the SE15 postal area.
Ormside Street, SE15 Ormside Street is one of the streets of London in the SE15 postal area.
Patterdale Road, SE15 Patterdale Road is a road in the SE15 postcode area
Peckham Park Road, SE15 Peckham Park Road was the combination of Park Road and Upper Park Road in 1870.
Penarth Centre, SE15 A street within the SE15 postcode
Penarth Street, SE15 Penarth Street is one of the streets of London in the SE15 postal area.
Pencraig Way, SE15 Pencraig Way is a road in the SE15 postcode area
Pump Lane, SE14 Pump Lane is a road in the SE14 postcode area
Reading House, SE15 Residential block
Record Street, SE15 Record Street is one of the streets of London in the SE15 postal area.
Rich Industrial Estate, SE15 A street within the SE15 postcode
Ruby Street, SE15 Ruby Street is one of the streets of London in the SE15 postal area.
Ruby Triangle, SE15 This is a street in the SE15 postcode area
Sandgate Street, SE15 Sandgate Street is one of the streets of London in the SE15 postal area.
Sharratt Street, SE15 Sharratt Street, albeit with a re-alignment, survived the redevelopment of the surrounding area.
Sidmouth House Lindley Estate, SE15 Sidmouth House Lindley Estate is one of the streets of London in the SE15 postal area.
Studholme Street, SE15 Studholme Street is one of the streets of London in the SE15 postal area.
Sylvan Grove, SE15 Sylvan Grove is one of the streets of London in the SE15 postal area.
The Carlton Works, SE15 A street within the SE15 postcode
Tustin Estate, SE15 Tustin Estate is one of the streets of London in the SE15 postal area.
Varcoe Road, SE16 Varcoe Road is one of the streets of London in the SE16 postal area.
Wagner Street, SE15 Wagner Street is one of the streets of London in the SE15 postal area.
Wales Close, SE15 A street within the SE15 postcode
Wardalls Grove, SE14 A street within the SE14 postcode
White Lion Court, SE15 A street within the SE15 postcode
White Post Street, SE14 White Post Street is one of the streets of London in the SE15 postal area.
Windspoint Drive, SE15 Windspoint Drive is a road in the SE15 postcode area

NEARBY PUBS
Asylum tavern This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
Duke of sussex This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
Prince of wales This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
The windsor This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.


Peckham

Peckham is a district located in the London Borough of Southwark. It is situated 3.5 miles south-east of Charing Cross.

Peckham is a Saxon place name meaning the village of the River Peck, a small stream that ran through the district until it was enclosed in 1823. Archaeological evidence indicates earlier Roman occupation in the area, although the name of this settlement is lost.

Peckham appears in Domesday Book of 1086 as Pecheham. It was held by the Bishop of Lisieux from the Bishop of Bayeux. The manor was owned by King Henry I who gave it to his son Robert, Earl of Gloucester. When Robert married the heiress to Camberwell the two manors were united under royal ownership.

Peckham became popular as a wealthy residential area by the 16th century. By the 18th century the area was a more commercial centre and attracted industrialists who wanted to avoid paying the expensive rents in central London. Peckham also boasted extensive market gardens and orchards growing produce for the nearby markets of London.

The village was the last stopping point for many cattle drovers taking their livestock for sale in London. The drovers stayed in the local inns (such as The Red Cow) while the cattle were safely secured overnight in holding pens. Most of the villagers were agricultural or horticultural workers but with the early growth of the suburbs an increasing number worked in the brick industry that exploited the local London Clay.

At the beginning of the 19th century Peckham was a 'small, quiet, retired village surrounded by fields'. Since 1744 stagecoaches had travelled with an armed guard between Peckham and London to give protection from highwaymen. The rough roads constrained traffic so a branch of the Grand Surrey Canal was proposed as a route from the Thames to Portsmouth. The canal was built from Surrey Commercial Docks to Peckham before the builders ran out of funds in 1826.

Before Peckham Rye railway station was opened in 1865 the area had developed around two centres: north and south. In the north, housing spread out to the south of the Old Kent Road including Peckham New Town built on land owned by the Hill family (from whom the name Peckham Hill Street derives). In the south, large houses were built to the west of the common land called Peckham Rye and the lane that led to it.

North Peckham was heavily redeveloped in the 1960s, consisting mainly of high-rise flats to rehouse people from dilapidated old houses. It was popular on its completion for offering a high quality and modern standing of living. However, high unemployment and a lack of economic opportunities led to urban decay and a period of decline in the late 1970s. The North Peckham Estate became one of the most deprived residential areas in Western Europe. Vandalism, graffiti, arson attacks, burglaries, robberies and muggings were commonplace, and the area became an archetypal London sink estate. As a result, the area was subjected to a £290 million regeneration programme in the late 1990s and early 2000s. By 2002, 90% of the redevelopment was complete. The new homes were better laid out and offered improved security.

Since the 1990s the European Union has invested heavily in the regeneration of the area; partly funding the futuristic, award-winning Peckham Library, a new town square and swathes of new housing to replace the North Peckham Estate. Throughout the area state funding is being provided to improve the housing stock and renovate the streets. This includes funding for public arts projects like the Tom Phillips mosaics on the wall of the Peckham Experiment restaurant and the South London Gallery.


LOCAL PHOTOS
St. James’s Rd. Bermondsey c1910.
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The Angel (1960)
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Choumert Square
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The Dun Cow at 279 Old Kent Road.
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St. James’s Rd. Bermondsey c1910.
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A 2015 comparison between the cheapest and most expensive properties upon the 1930s London Monopoly board showed that the difference had lessened dramatically
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