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Where are they now? / Re: The Eagles
« on: September 16, 2006, 05:58:56 PM »
Quote from: Dickie eagle
Quote from: Lindylou2_2002
THought I would post this as a seperate thread. as lost on the downham shops thread.
Dad remembers the Eagles from Tristram Road he thinks that one of them used to be friends with his neighbours george and john Storey of 396 Downham way.  Not too sure where 396 is but think its on the same side near the Green,I think your Dad has the right porch,but the wrong door because I did have a great friend named Bobby Parsons who was also Merchant Navy and apres la guerre he settled in Oz and we lost touch, so all you guys dahn unda look in your directories for one Robert Parsons eh ? as hes is also an ex-Dahnamite.... please       dickie...............


Dad lived at 394 Downham way and the storys lived next door to him. So that was 396 for sure as the numbers went up towards Grovepark. Their houses backed on to Lancelot primary school. So that section between Southover and Lancelot.

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General Discussion / persoal loss
« on: September 04, 2006, 09:19:23 PM »
My thoughts are with you at this sad sad time.
having lost a parent and still feeling that loss. I cant imagine how I would feel if I lost one of my babies.
I will be thinking of you on Thursday.

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General Discussion / O'h No
« on: August 28, 2006, 05:30:16 AM »
The grasshopper inn is still there it has its own website and everything. http://www.grasshopperinn.co.uk/ I asume this is one of the same pubs.

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General Discussion / O'h No
« on: August 25, 2006, 05:28:12 PM »
What - Prendagast gone! Why? I got a place at that school after the 11+ but my mother thought it would involve too much expense and sent me to Churchdown instead.  
Bren[/quote]

How glad I am that I am here and not there to see all that.  I recall the Chinbrook Pub became a Beefeater or some such eatery.  We would always frequent a Beefeater because you could rely on the food, and the kids would eat it.

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Prendagast The building was out Dated apparently and to small and cramped. The school still exists although it is up on hilly fields in Brockley. it is still only had a fairly small intake of student in comparisom to other secondery schools. I think it is a voluntary aided school rather than local authority. So it is still stricter and more grammer school like even though it isnt a grammer school any more.

Yes THe Chinbrook was Beefeter we used to go there too.
The Downham Taven is up for Sale again and the Royal Taven in Court Road, Mottingham is up for let.

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General Discussion / O'h No
« on: August 24, 2006, 01:49:01 PM »
Also THe Keston Mark went early this year is now Flats. Not sure I would what to live on that junction. But I suppose somebody will buy it.
So much is dissapearing

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General Discussion / O'h No
« on: August 22, 2006, 12:53:05 PM »
Quote from: Bel
I think the Green Man site is for housing. The Dartmouth at Catford is another pub that has disappeared and flats built on the site. Hither Green Hospital site is now a housing estate..Catford now has many takaway outlets and charity shops , like most of our shopping centres. Bel


Prendagast school has also gone from Rushey Green. As has the the school on the bottom of Sangley road. THat is now a retail park.

Grove Park Hospital and THe Brook Hosptial Have both gone the same way as Hither Green although hither Green was the last to close.
THe ABC in Catford is now retirement flats as is the Chinbrook Pub.
Well thats progress!!!!

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General Discussion / O'h No
« on: August 20, 2006, 10:45:59 AM »
The King Alfred has been gone years. It was a dodgy Nightclub when I was a child at least 20 years ago. Now its a really dodgy cheap supermarket.

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General Discussion / Green Man to be demolished
« on: August 18, 2006, 03:24:14 PM »
THought it looked a bit run down last time I went by it.
Well the Northover (Governer General) Went Years ago, THen THe Tavern was rebuilt. The Garden Gate is now A Macdonalds. As Is the Yorkshire Grey at Eltham. The King Alfred on Southend lane is now a Cheapy Supermarket. THe Pub at Five ways on the Sidcup By Pass is a Burger King.
Its a shame we are loosing so much Social history. In years to come the pub will be a thing of the passed replaced by the wine bar and the total un uniqueness that comes with them no character to the decor, or characters residing with in.

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General Discussion / Shops in Downham Way near the Tavern
« on: August 18, 2006, 11:48:08 AM »
[/quote]                The first Clarke was Percy and his wife was gorgeous, her parents lived opposite us in Tristram . Percy was quite a character and always looked worried, born I think around 1910'ish
 but I'm not sure if the Clarkes over the road was related to him  .       dickie..........................[/quote]

Apparently they were related as My gran Used to work for them. Will try to find out which shop she worked in.

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Where are they now? / The Eagles
« on: August 10, 2006, 11:55:52 AM »
THought I would post this as a seperate thread. as lost on the downham shops thread.

Dad remembers the Eagles from Tristram Road he thinks that one of them used to be friends with his neighbours george and john Storey of 396 Downham way.
I was also wondering about the Eagles.
  I went to School with Sharon Eagle(born about 1972) she lived in Hazelbank with her PArents and brother Brian(born about 1975) and Sister Denise(born about 1970ish.

Is this any relation to Dickie?

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General Discussion / Shops in Downham Way near the Tavern
« on: August 08, 2006, 02:27:12 PM »
ok after consultation with my dad
You had Snookys snack bar/The Co op/ THe general Post office(later a shoe shop)/Wittys the barbers/the Battery and bike shop/Greens the grocers(later Annes the clothes shop) Gorstons the Butchers/ Pearks/ Clarkes the Greengrocers/ and on the end the Maypole another Grocers/ in Later times a Fish and chip shop ran by Tommy Costello, Whos father used to sell peanuts outside grovepark station / Also over the Maypole was a Hairdressers

On the Otherside of the road was ?cant remember 1st shop/then Gunners the grocers/Hammets the Butchers/Boltons the Papershop/the Fish shop/another Grocer/then the United Dairys shop(later the Bakers) then Clarkes the Greengrocers/then Whites the Butchers.
Also there was a Offlicence in Capstone which was an extention of the Downhgam taven. In Moorside you had the tea rooms also an extention of the Tavern.

There were 2 clarke Brothers and they had a greengrocers one on either side of the road. He remembers taking bottles to Allneeds to get filled with Viniger.


Also he remembers the Eagles from Tristram Road he  thinks that one of them used to be friends with his neighbours george and john Storey of 396 Downham way.  
I was also wondering about the Eagles Dickie I went to School with Sharon Eagle(born about 1972) she lived in Hazelbank with her PArents and brother Brian(born about 1975) and Sister Denise(born about 1970ish. Any Relation to you.

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General Discussion / Lewisham shop
« on: August 08, 2006, 11:02:50 AM »
Quote from: Brenda
I asume it was him I do family history and was looking at nans certificate the other day. And It was Dr Hockman who signed her off as she died at home. Maybe it was his son or something.


Have a look at the initial.  His first name was Nathaniel.  Not that it proves anything for sure, of course.

Bren[/quote]

Yes that was him N Hockman also just asked dad and he confirmed it.

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General Discussion / Lewisham shop
« on: August 06, 2006, 08:18:33 PM »
Quote from: Brenda
Quote from: Lindylou2_2002
Dr Hockman was still going strong in 1987 when my Grandmother past to spirit at her home in Downham way and had to be certified By dr Hockman. THe only other Dr I can think of is DR Kramer(could be spelt with a C) My Aunt and family used him. Not sure which surgery he practised out of though.


Was he really still going then?  My goodness.  Many years ago, he became quite ill and was diagnosed diabetic.  That's when he lost a lot of weight - he'd been quite a chubby chops previously.  A wonderful man, he really was.

Bren


I asume it was him I do family history and was looking at nans certificate the other day. And It was Dr Hockman who signed her off as she died at home. Maybe it was his son or something.

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General Discussion / Shops in Downham Way near the Tavern
« on: August 04, 2006, 10:11:09 AM »
Im seeing my dad on Tuesday I know my gran worked at the greengrocers on the same side as the tavern. But Can remember the names of the shops.

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General Discussion / Lewisham shop
« on: August 04, 2006, 10:06:11 AM »
Dr Hockman was still going strong in 1987 when my Grandmother past to spirit at her home in Downham way and had to be certified By dr Hockman. THe only other Dr I can think of is DR Kramer(could be spelt with a C) My Aunt and family used him. Not sure which surgery he practised out of though.

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