Crampton Primary School memories
Went to school there in the sixties,many fond memeories,they moved us up to keyworth street school so they could rebuild, when we came back they had removed the old junlge jim from the playground, but they gave us an indoor swimming pool, Mrs Ploughman was the headmistress and Mr Thomas our head teacher, we used to play football at kennington park and bedlam park,and swim at manor place baths,the elephant was a safe place for children, all i read on the forum is about muggings, stabbings and shootings,its not the people its the enviroment the goverments put us in ( highrises with no open spaces for the kids )living in australia its the same here now.
Cheebs - what was the name of your school?
I don't remember the pawn shop (our local one was in Lambeth Walk) but I do remember a furniture shop opposite the graveyard. Called Wheatlands or something like that. Mum used to go there every Saturday to pay off an instalment on the beds she bought for me and my sister. After that we used to go to Tesco at the Elephant and meet my Nan.
Still trying to work out how to use the forum i keep answering myself, anyways i went to crampton street primary just of peacock street, then went on to borough beaufoy just of lambeth walk, used to have me pie mash down the walk also me dad worked at the pawnshop harvey & thompson down the walk,glad too be on the forum as it keeps me in touch, can remember the furniture shop next to clock place,and the sweet shop round the corner on draper street before the subways when in, used to live on the corner of crampton st and newington butts opposite churchyard row, the salvation army used to play outside our house on sunday afternoons, wasnt exactly top of the pops.
Last time i saw our house in crampton st it was still standing in january 1977 it was empty ready for demolition, cant remember the martins, was last home 2006 and they have cut the street in half and changed its name,was suprised to see manor place baths still standing.
Back in the early 1950's I lived in Danson Road, the Braganza Street end of Manor Place, but all my mates lived around the corner in my nan's street, Tarver Road. We used to play, 'run-outs,' and this covered a wide area northwards, which included Crampton St., Peacock St. etc. etc.
This is where I need some help. I remember a coal yard somewhere in that vicinity and I think it was called, 'Charington's.' You could smell the coal dust from a few streets away and I remember watching the horse drawn carts going in and out of the depot.
Can anyone confirm these memories for me?