Barry Atkins wrote:Hi all, I'm newly registered on this website, having spent God knows how many really enjoyable hours reading everyone's reminiscences about the area (and era)that I was born in, grew up in, got drunk in, and formed my punk band in before leaving in 1982. I lived in Lynton Road all that time (I was born in 1959), and all of the memories on these pages about the Blue, The Goods railway, The Hole in the Wall chippie on Dunton Road (best chips ever!), and all the long-lost pubs, shops and characters really make me homesick for that particular time and that particular place (I currently live in the Brecon Beacons in South Wales - long story!). Anyway, here's the thing - I'm currently writing a story which touches in part upon Bermondsey in the recent past, and I cannot remember for the life of me what shops on the Old Kent Road were demolished to make way for the Tesco Superstore. Also, what year exactly did that start trading? Be grateful if anybody can help (I'll even give you a namecheck should it ever get published - don't hold your breath on that!). There's tons more stuff I'd like to ask, and probably will, but I'll keep it to that for the time being. Cheers
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