Hopefully I'm not too late to join this string but you mention the Toomeys and my greatgrandparents and grandparents lived in Red Cross Street as it then was in the 1890s and beyond. The children were Anne, Ellen (Nellie) and John . Their father was John and their mother was Ellen (nee Donovan). They lived in Stanhope Buildings and the mother lived in New Buildings. Anne later married (to Mr Rutt?) and I think John married to have children names Nellie, Julie and John. Anyone else with information?
Hi Duncan I lived in Southwark Fire Station till 1966. Did you know Geoffrey Cresswell he went to West Square around 1959. I have been trying to find out his whereabouts. His friends were Malcolm Duggan, James Day who came from the Borough.
Yes I remember Anne Brimmel- she worked in our pub, The Windmill on Park Street /Horseshoe Alley. The Financial Times built its new premises on the site of the pub AND on the site of Horseshoe Alley. There was an old leadmill and a printers works in our cobbled alley but there is no mention of Horseshoe Alley anywhere. Also Rose Alley has lost its access to the Bankside.
Just back home after a week in London and SE1 is almost unrecognisable!
My uncle lived in Stanhope Buildings and we all played on the wreck/rec., we went to primary school at La Salette and my best friend lived in Snowsfields- all these places now completely forgotten!