Wednesday 29 August 2012 6.57pm
Can anyone help with a vague memory I have of a row of ramshackle shops that were no more than glorified sheds in East Street?
I moved to the Old Kent Road
end of East Street in 1957. Entering East Street from the Old Kent Road
about two hundred yards down was, (and I believe still is,) a block of flats called, 'Innis House.' Just in front of this was the row of old shops I refer to. One was a sweet shop run by an elderly couple and I think the bloke's name was, 'John.' They were demolished, (the shops, not the old couple,) soon after I arrived, probably to save them from falling down. Can anyone else recall this.
Jan, this may have been your neck of the woods around that time. The shops were about a hundred yards before Georgie Gibbon's, (who we both remember,) on the other side of the road.