Frederick Place - later Bala Place - first appears on the 1860s map.
Frederick Place was renamed Bala Place in 1893.Licence:
It seems to have disappeared from the map around 1950.
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Bala Place, SE16
My grandfather was born at 2 Bala Place.
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Pepys starts diary
On 1 January 1659, Samuel Pepys started his famous daily diary and maintained it for ten years. The diary has become perhaps the most extensive source of information on this critical period of English history. Pepys never considered that his diary would be read by others. The original diary consisted of six volumes written in Shelton shorthand, which he had learned as an undergraduate on scholarship at Magdalene College, Cambridge. This shorthand was introduced in 1626, and was the same system Isaac Newton used when writing.
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St George in the East Church
This Church was opened in 1729, designed by Hawksmore. Inside destroyed by incendrie bomb 16th April 1941. Rebuilt inside and finished in 1964. The building remained open most of the time in a temporary prefab.
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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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Margaret’s address when she married in 1938
^, Josepine House, Stepney is the address of my mother on her marriage certificate 1938. Her name was Margaret Irene Clark. Her father Basil Clark was a warehouse grocer.
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Bus makes a leap
A number 78 double-decker bus driven by Albert Gunter was forced to jump an accidentally opening Tower Bridge.
He was awarded a £10 bonus.
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Tower Bridge Business Complex, S
need for my coursework
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A plague on all your houses
Aldgate station is built directly on top of a vast plague pit, where thousands of bodies are apparently buried. No-one knows quite how many.
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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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The "post-war detached houses" mentioned in the description were "prefabs" - self-contained single-storey pre-fabricated dwellings. Demolition of houses on the part that became Senegal Fields was complete by 1964 or 1965.
Source: Prefabs in the United Kingdom - Wikipedia
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All Bar One
The capitalisation is wrong
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Henry James Hirst
My second great grandfather Henry James Hirst was born at 18 New Road on 11 February 1861. He was the eighth of the eleven children of Rowland and Isabella Hirst. I think that this part of New Road was also known at the time as Gloucester Terrace.
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Tower Bridge, SE1
The driver subsequently married his clippie (conductress).
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The Bombing of Nant Street WW2
My uncle with his young son and baby daughter were killed in the bombing of Nant Street in WW2. His wife had gone to be with her mother whilst the bombing of the area was taking place, and so survived. Cannot imagine how she felt when she returned to see her home flattened and to be told of the death of her husband and children.
Brian J MacIntyre
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Malcolm Davey at Raleigh House, Dolphin Square
My former partner, actor Malcolm Davey, lived at Raleigh House, Dolphin Square, for many years until his death. He was a wonderful human being and an even better friend. A somewhat underrated actor, but loved by many, including myself. I miss you terribly, Malcolm. Here’s to you and to History, our favourite subject.
Love Always - Brian J MacIntyre
Added: 5 Jan 2023 17:46 GMT
1 Abourne Street
My mother, and my Aunt and my Aunt’s family lived at number 1 Abourne Street.
I remember visitingn my aunt Win Housego, and the Housego family there. If I remember correctly virtually opposite number 1, onthe corner was the Lord Amberley pub.
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Southam Street, W10
do any one remember J&A DEMOLITON at harrow rd kensal green my dad work for them in a aec 6 wheel tipper got a photo of him in it
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Detailed history of Red Lion
I’m not the author but this blog by Dick Weindling and Marianne Colloms has loads of really clear information about the history of the Red Lion which people might appreciate.
Source: ‘Professor Morris’ and the Red Lion, Kilburn
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Lancing Street, NW1
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I don’t know
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ron currie had a car breaking yard in millers yard back in the 60s good old days
Bermondsey The name Bermondsey first appears in a letter from Pope Constantine during the 8th century. Bridge House Built around 1705 and demolished in 1950, Bridge House in George Row was once surrounded by the Jacob’s Island rookery. Jacob’s Island Jacob’s Island was a notorious slum in Bermondsey during the 19th century. Abbey Street, SE1 Abbey Street takes its name from Bermondsey Abbey which was situated between Bermondsey Square, Grange Walk and Long Walk. Ben Smith Way, SE16 Ben Smith Way follows the line of the former longer northern section of Stork’s Road. Bevington Street, SE16 Bevington Street was named after Samuel Bourne Bevington, the first mayor in 1900 of the new Bermondsey Borough Council. Clements, SE16 Clements is one of the streets of London in the SE16 postal area. Copperfield House, SE1 Copperfield House, like much of the Dickens Estate, is named after a fictional character. Dockhead, SE1 Dockhead is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area. Druid Street, SE1 Druid Street is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area. East Lane, SE16 East Lane - formerly a single street - has been split postwar into two sections. Fair Street, SE1 Fair Street is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area. Frean Street, SE16 Frean Street runs up to the South Eastern main line railway in Bermondsey. George Row, SE16 George Row is one of the streets of London in the SE16 postal area. Grange Road, SE1 Grange Road is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area. Grange Walk, SE1 Grange Walk is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area. Hickman’s Folly, SE1 Hickman’s Folly was a very old Bermondsey street which disappeared as the Dickens Estate was built. Jacob Street, SE1 Jacob Street is named after Jacob’s Island, the infamous area which preceded it. Jamaica Road, SE16 Jamaica Road was named after a house which sold limes, oranges and rum. Lloyds Wharf, SE1 Lloyds Wharf is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area. Lucey Way, SE16 Lucey Way is one of the streets of London in the SE16 postal area. Major Road, SE16 Major Road is actually quite a minor road near to Bermondsey station. Mill Stream Road, SE1 Mill Stream Road (or Millstream Road) was demolished to make way for the Arnold Estate. Mill Street, SE1 Mill Street is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area. Parkers Row, SE1 Parkers Row is a street which has diminished in significance since it was first built. Rouel Road, SE16 Rouel Road once stood next to one of London’s first railway stations: Spa Road station in Bermondsey. Spa Road, SE16 A train left Deptford railway station for Spa Road station at 8am on 8 February 1836 - it was the first train in London. Stork’s Road, SE16 Stork’s Road once extended much farther north - as far as Jamaica Road. The Circle, SE1 The Circle is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area. The Grange, SE1 The Grange is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area. Vogans Mill, SE1 Vogans Mill is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
The name Bermondsey first appears in a letter from Pope Constantine during the 8th century.
Pope Constantine (708-715), in a letter, granted privileges to a monastery at Vermundesei
, then in the hands of the abbot of Medeshamstede (as Peterborough was known at the time).
Though Bermondsey’s name may derive from Beornmund’s island
(whoever the Anglo-Saxon Beornmund was, is another matter), but Bermondsey is likely to have been a higher, drier spot in an otherwise marshy area, rather than a real island.
Bermondsey appears in the Domesday Book and it was then held by King William (the Conqueror). A small part of the area was in the hands of Robert, Count of Mortain - William’s half brother.
Bermondsey Abbey was founded in 1082 as a Cluniac priory, with St Saviour as the patron.
The monks from the abbey began to develop the area, cultivating land and embanking the river. They put a dock at the mouth of River Neckinger
, an adjacent tidal inlet. Records show this was called St Savior’s Dock, after their abbey.
Also owning land here was the Knights Templar. They gave a names to one of the most distinctive streets in London - Shad Thames, a later corruption of ’St John at Thames’.
Other ecclesiastical properties stood nearby. The name ’Tooley Street’ was another corruption - this time of St Olave’s’ Street. It was located in the Archbishop of Canterbury’s manor of Southwark. In Tooley Street, wealthy citizens and clerics built houses.
After the Great Fire of London, Bermondsey started to be settled by the well-to-do. It took on the character of a garden suburb - especially along Grange Road
A pleasure garden - the Cherry Garden - was founded in the area in the 17th century near to the current Cherry Garden Pier. In 1664, Samuel Pepys visited ’Jamaica House’ in the gardens and wrote in his diary that he had left it "singing finely". Later, from the garden, J.M.W. Turner painted The Fighting Temeraire Tugged to her Last Berth to be Broken Up
(1839), showing the veteran warship being towed to Rotherhithe to be scrapped.
The church of St Mary Magdalen in Bermondsey Street was completed in 1690, although a church has been recorded on the site since the 13th century. This church survived both 19th-century redevelopment and the Blitz unscathed. It is an unusual survivor of this period in Bermondsey and in Inner London in general.
In the 18th century, the discovery of a spring from the River Neckinger
in the area led to Bermondsey becoming a spa resort - then all the rage. The name Spa Road
commemorates this - situated between Grange Road
and Jamaica Road
Bermondsey’s fortunes took a huge nosedive as the Industrial Revolution took hold. Certain industries were deemed too inconvenient to be carried on within the small area of the City of London and banished east - both north and south of the river. One such that came to dominate central Bermondsey was the processing of leather and hides.
Parts of Bermondsey, especially along the riverside, become a notorious slum. The area around St Saviour’s Dock and Shad Thames - known as Jacob’s Island - was one of the worst in London. In Charles Dickens’s novel Oliver Twist
, the principal villain Bill Sikes meets a nasty end in the mud of ’Folly Ditch’ an area which was known as Hickmans Folly — the scene of an attack by Spring Heeled Jack in 1845 — surrounding Jacob’s Island. Dickens provides a vivid description of what it was like:
<CITE>... crazy wooden galleries common to the backs of half a dozen houses, with holes from which to look upon the slime beneath; windows, broken and patched, with poles thrust out, on which to dry the linen that is never there; rooms so small, so filthy, so confined, that the air would seem to be too tainted even for the dirt and squalor which they shelter; wooden chambers thrusting themselves out above the mud and threatening to fall into it — as some have done; dirt-besmeared walls and decaying foundations, every repulsive lineament of poverty, every loathsome indication of filth, rot, and garbage: all these ornament the banks of Jacob’s Island.</CITE>
In 1836, London’s first passenger railway terminus was built by the London & Greenwich Railway at London Bridge. The first section of the line to be used was between the Spa Road
Station and Deptford High Street. But Spa Road
station closed in 1915.
The area was extensively redeveloped during the 19th century and early 20th century with both the expansion of the river trade and the connectivity that the railway brought about. Bermondsey Town Hall - a mark of its civic emergence - was built on Spa Road
in 1881. To the east of Tower Bridge, Bermondsey’s three and a half miles of riverside were lined with warehouses and wharves, of which the best known is Butler’s Wharf.
Many buildings from this era survive (around Leathermarket Street) including the huge Leather, Hide and Wool Exchange (now residential and small work spaces). Hepburn and Gale’s tannery, though now disused, on Long Lane is also a substantial survivor of the leather trade.
Peek, Frean and Company was established in 1857 at Dockhead
by James Peek and George Hender Frean. They moved to a larger plant in Clements
Road in 1866, leading to the nickname ’Biscuit Town’ for Bermondsey. They continued baking here until the brand was discontinued in 1989.
Wee Willie Harris - usually credited as the first British rock and roller - came from Bermondsey. He also worked in Peak Freans before his fame.
Bermondsey’s riverside suffered severe damage in Second World War bombing. A couple of decades later, the wharves became redundant following the collapse of the river trade. After standing derelict, many of the wharves were redeveloped by the London Docklands Development Corporation during the 1980s. They have now been converted into a mixture of residential and commercial accommodations and have become some of the most upmarket and expensive properties in London.
In 1910, Millwall F.C. had moved to a new stadium on Coldblow Lane, having previously played in Millwall on the Isle of Dogs. They kept their original name despite playing on the opposite side of the River Thames to the Millwall area. They played at The Den until 1993, when they relocated to the New Den nearby. The New Den is now back to being called The Den.
In 2000, Bermondsey tube station on the Jubilee Line Extension opened.