Hi can anyone tell me what streets used to be where the Aylesbury Est. is now? I know the estate is west of Old Kent Road and that there used to be streets with Victorian houses but cannot remember their names.
I used to live in one of the streets that now lie under the Alyesbury Est. If I can remember correctly and some of these may or may not still be there, ( I now live in Wales so cannot check.
From Walworth/Camberwell Road I think it was Red Lion ST, Boyson Road, Boudary Lane, Kelsey ST, Cunard ST, also the old work house on the right plus all the Regency houses along Westmoreland Road demolished, ? Faraday St, Man St, Inville Road ( had family living here) Ben Cope St ( I lived here ) Toole St, Lebanon St, Sedan St, and ? Alvey Road. In all hundreds of houses all demolised to build a slum.
I remember the old workhouse in Westmoreland Road! It was derelict and looked very creepy with its broken windows. My Nan lived in Kinglake St and we would either go to East St via Alvey St, or down Westmoreland Rd to come out in Walworth Road near the Co-op. As far as I remember the Aylesbury took some years to complete, and there were quite a lot of building sites to negotiate.
Those Booth poverty maps are fascinating. they are available, together with transcripts of the notebooks online at the LSE website. booth at lse
Thank you everyone for your help, I am having a great time looking at all the maps. Living here in NZ I cannot just hop on a bus to see the areas as they are now and over the past couple of years I have been helped greatly by the people on this forum.