Lewins wrote:Not forgetting the horse players with their tips in envelopes or chalked racing messages on the pavement.Prince Monolulu"I gotta horse!"Yes, The Lane is still there Jan. Start from the Walworth Road end, buy an ice cream Wafer(whatever happened to those)? from Roffo's and mull over the latest top twenty Hit Parade records on the A1 Lighting stall. Maybe buy a bag of hot chesnuts, while listening to the noisy chatter spilling out from The Good Intent.
Checking out the latest gear from Fox's shop and meander past Morgans for a bargain.
Maybe stop at George's for a hot Sarsparella. That's if you could grab his attention while he was chinwagging. Then watch a group (no 'bands' then) performing in the road at the hazardous crossroads. First time I ever saw a Skiffle group there, performing with washboard and stringed teachest! Nod to the boxer Mr. Noble, selling his White Horse Oils. Lots of second hand gear that we never knew we wanted, till we saw it . Invariably ended up with a Watch Tower leaflet (I must have one of those faces).
Yes, The Lane is still there. Haven't been there in decades, but I hope it remains for everyone to enjoy. Interestingly, all our family and friends always called it The Lane. Don't think I've been to East Street Market......
James Hatts wrote:The Lane = East Street
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