Sunday 9 August 2009 7.49am
Thanks so much to Mr. Wale, Mr. Hatts and longlaner for their previous efforts in helping me locate The Waleran Flats building on Old Kent Road
I've now got a few new mysteries that have me pounding my head against the wall ...
In 1888, my Greatgrandfather's sister got married at "St. Michaels, Southwark". I've looked just about everywhere and no church shows up with that name. I can find several St.Michael's: one listed for Sultan Street, another for Lant Street
and a third for Nunhead Street, but they've all got longer names affixed to them. Does anybody know what happened to St.Michaels Southwark? Has it been renamed or demolished?
Then, as if that weren't enough ... the Groom, who was born and raised on Barron's Place, lists his address, at marriage, as simply "Midons Buildings". The curate who filled out the Marriage Certificate had nightmarish handwriting and its hard to say what it was that he actually wrote. "Midons" is about as close as I can get - and that's with a magnifying glass under strong light!
I've also just received the Bride's father's birth certificate for 1840 and he was born at "12 Princes Buildings", Lambeth, sub district: Waterloo 2nd Part.
Any ideas where this one might have been?
When I went to Barrons Place on Google Street View, it didn't allow me to 'drive' down the street. Instead, it whisked me in one jump from one end to the other. I was able to look down it, however, and, although it appears to be predominantly newer buildings now, I was able to discern several very old brick structures on it that might have stood in place since the 1800s when the Groom's family lived there (for decades upon decades!) They lived at #20. Might any of those old buildings be that address? If anyone reading this lives nearby that spot, would you consider taking a look for me when you find the time?
Thanks to everybody who takes the time to read this - and best wishes!