Hi everyone! I'm Henny. I don't live in SE1 but I used to work near Tower Bridge and I do love this part of London so I try to visit whenever I can (weekends, school holidays, etc.). Keeping an eye on the forum in case there are nice places to check out the next time I'm in the area.
Hi I used to live in Soutwark Fire Station from 50s to 1965. I would love to hear from anyone who was a tenant around that time. We were the Power family Maureen (me) Patrick and Michael. Does anyone know of a Monica Davis from Lant Street. She lived in victorian house opposite Charles Dickens school. She had a famous aunt who was a champion ballroom danger.
My name is Tom and I've lived in Waterloo since 1982 so I suppose you could say I'm getting on a bit. I've been very lucky to have lived in one of the Coin Street c0-ops for the past 25 years (and in another one of the co-ops for 6 years before that). I'm also lucky to have a tiny garden but unfortunately I'm hopeless at gardening! We've had some good years in the past but our little borders and our balcony are desperately in need of some expertise! I don't mind putting in the work, digging where I'm told, cutting back, watering etc, but I don't have a clue what I'm doing. I know there are people in our area who would love to have a garden to tend. WOULD ANYBODY FANCY HELPING OUT IN MINE?! This could be on a paid basis or a bartering of skills basis - I'm pretty OK with computers for example.
I'd love to hear from anyone in the area. I think it's brilliant that we have this amazing community in our area, and maybe this is yet another way in which we can mutually benefit.
Hi, my name is Angelica and I live on Union Street, I'm born and bred SE1, and my grandparents also.... My grandfather Joe boxed at The Ring and was well known in the area during the 1920s, my great great grandmother Nell Collins lived on Friar Street (now Webber Street) and was well known for being arrested on a regular basis - after a few gins - and being locked up in Stones End nick! My Great Grandfather, Jumbo, lived on Blackfriars Road in a house which was previously inhabited by Lady Hamilton..
Anyway... pleased to meet everyone :) and what a great website!
For Ros Goddard
Just seen your post re Jacqui ne Potter, sorry itís rather late. Thought you would like to know that her mother and my mother Caroline (Ivy) Hazel , of the Three Jolly Gardeners Union Street set up a grocery store after the war at 108 Great Guildford Street. I remember both Jacqui and her mother very well.
My father lived for another few months after trying to push bomb of the roof of the pub with a walking stick! Sadly many died that night as the post office sorting office further down union street had just changed shift when a bombing raid siren went off, and the employees went into near shelter, eg the pub. Hope this is helpful.