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Forums => Notable Downham Residents (past and present!) => Topic started by: Frank (hutchsky) on January 11, 2016, 01:35:40 PM

Title: David Bowie
Post by: Frank (hutchsky) on January 11, 2016, 01:35:40 PM
Sad news with the lost of David (Jones) Bowie, Ex Downham Boy, went to Burnt Ash School, On our local TV News, it was stated,  he came from a very rough part of London? He lived in Brixton to the age of 6 years with his family, they moved to our neck of the woods,my family came from Camberwell & Southwark  a lot of us came from the older parts of South London & moved to the Downham Estate.  I would have left Burnt Ash by the time David attended (4 Years younger than me) he will be missed.
Title: Re: David Bowie
Post by: Brenda on January 13, 2016, 08:59:11 PM
Sad news with the lost of David (Jones) Bowie, Ex Downham Boy, went to Burnt Ash School, On our local TV News, it was stated,  he came from a very rough part of London? He lived in Brixton to the age of 6 years with his family, they moved to our neck of the woods,my family came from Camberwell & Southwark  a lot of us came from the older parts of South London & moved to the Downham Estate.  I would have left Burnt Ash by the time David attended (4 Years younger than me) he will be missed.

Yes, most people on Downham in the early days had moved from very poor living conditions in London.  And very happy and grateful were most of them too.

David Bowie: always sad to hear of another too early demise because of the dreaded cancer. As an entertainer, I'm afraid he never appealed to me though.
Bren