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Sunday 23 December 2012 6.29pm
I recently found out that my grandfather was born in Mermaid Court in 1890, does anyone know if there are any buildings that old still in Mermaid Court? (I am not near enough the area to even have a look)

Thanks very much
Sunday 23 December 2012 6.49pm
Hello John,
The houses in Mermaid Court are gone - it took a hit in the war and they were damaged beyond repair. My family lived there and had to move out to Waterloo. What did you family do?
Sunday 23 December 2012 8.17pm
My grandfather was a Ostler bringing horses from the country to London. I understand his father was a stableman. My grandfathers brother became a well known jockey in France and stayed there. My mother only saw him once in the 1930s when he brought his kids to London but they were rather to posh to play with people from Southwark! in 1901 it seems my grandfather was at St Margarets Court - I guess that is off Borough High Street. My mother was brought up around Blackfriars but a bomb put paid to their accommodation in April 1941. Do you live in the area?
Sunday 23 December 2012 9.27pm
Yes I do. And so did my family. We are very posh. :-)
Sunday 23 December 2012 10.14pm
DebraG wrote:
Yes I do. And so did my family. We are very posh. :-)

I don't doubt it! Especially living up to top of that rather tall building
Monday 24 December 2012 5.11am
BTW it was 14 Mermaid Court and they later lived in Dolben St

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