Wednesday 11 November 2009 6.40pm
I remember the old Marcia Road
very well. Some old school chums of mine lived there back in the early sixties. I made a sentimental journey to the Old Kent Road
some last year and didn't realise that Marcia Road
had been re-developed. I would like to see the new version and will make a point of it next time I go back.
From 1957-1969 I lived about 100yards away from you, in Minnow Street, a narrow little street which ran between East Street and Surrey Square. It was made up entirely of prefabs. They've all gone now of course, to make way for the new 'Minnow Walk,' which was built sometime in the late 1970's. If you go into East Street from the Old Kent Road
and stand on the corner of Minnow Walk, the old 'Minnow Street' name will stare down defiantly at you from the wall above the little corner shop. This did bring a sentimental smile to my face when I saw it.