Thursday 7 June 2007 11.07am
My Mum was born in Boddys Bridge in 1922, it was a cull de sac which backed onto Stamford Street
, they lived in two rooms, eleven of them, my Grandad worked on the barges. It was opposite Bull stairs where my uncle fell in the Thames, he will be 80 next month and remember Boddys Brige well. The local bookie used to stand by the Angel Pub on the corner , and when the police came he would run down the cull de sac and over the wall to Stamford Street
, my Aunts Dad was one of his runners and ended up in court (he got off!).I remember visiting Upper Ground
with my family on a pub crawl, but the Angel was only open certain times and we could'nt get in.