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« Reply #30 on: August 04, 2006, 01:03:07 AM »
I think there used to be a beer garden there at some time, there was also a detached house that I believe was a doctors surgery.[/quote]

Yes, there was a doctor there.  My mother registered with him (can't remember his name, Dickie might) when we moved to Downham from Crutchley Rd.  I was frightened of him because he sat me on his lap and cuddled me so Mum re-registered with the wonderful Dr Hockman who served my family so well for the remainder of our Downham days.
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« Reply #31 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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« Reply #32 on: August 04, 2006, 06:11:13 PM »
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Dr Hockman was still going strong in 1987 when my Grandmother past to spirt 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.
dickie [/quote] I think it could have been one doctor Bee who diagnosed my kid sister as having a cold, fortunately doctor kelman recognised her as having diptheria and got her into Evelina hospital     dickie...........................
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« Reply #33 on: August 04, 2006, 11:21:48 PM »
There was a Doctor on downham way, just up from bromley road on the left hand side,before the cut through to oakridge. It was a corner house and had a red light outside when surgery was open. Smiffy
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« Reply #34 on: August 05, 2006, 09:55:51 AM »
I remember Dr. Bee and have a photo of him somewhere when he attended a fancy dress party as a guest at Hamptons Happy Hours in the club hut just off Arcus Road. He used to charge one shilling for a consultation so of course we hardly ever called on him. Bel

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« Reply #35 on: August 06, 2006, 02:28:30 PM »
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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.

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« Reply #36 on: August 06, 2006, 08:18:33 PM »
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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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« Reply #37 on: August 07, 2006, 11:25:47 PM »
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.[/quote]

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

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« Reply #38 on: August 08, 2006, 11:02:50 AM »
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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.

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

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« Reply #39 on: August 08, 2006, 11:54:58 AM »
I remember Dr Hockman visiting our home in (about) 1953. As a youngster I had gone down with mumps, measles and chicken pox in rapid succession. As a treat my mother had bought me a licquorice cigarette in the end of which was a dried pea covered in red foil to represent the burning tobacco. Definitely not PC these days. Being a curious child I unwrapped the pea and managed to sniff it up my nose where it became jammed. Dr Hockman was duly summoned and, with the aid of a small spatula, he manged to prise the pea loose and worked it down to my nostril. Sadly I had been holding my breath and just before he recovered the object I sniffed and back it went! He tried this three times with the same result and at which point, even I as a 7 year old, realised he was losing his temper. The result was a visit to Lewisham Hospital where the staff of trained sadists clamped me to an examining couch and after numerous attempts to dislodge the object finally felt that a recourse to anaesthetic was inevitable. Imagine a youngster  being held down by four nurses by his feet and hands while a surgeon probed his nose. Terror was not the word. The pea was removed while I was unconscious and I was returned home with my mother by Tram still barely conscious.

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« Reply #40 on: August 09, 2006, 02:08:03 AM »
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I remember Dr Hockman visiting our home in (about) 1953. As a youngster I had gone down with mumps, measles and chicken pox in rapid succession. As a treat my mother had bought me a licquorice cigarette in the end of which was a dried pea covered in red foil to represent the burning tobacco. Definitely not PC these days. Being a curious child I unwrapped the pea and managed to sniff it up my nose where it became jammed. Dr Hockman was duly summoned and, with the aid of a small spatula, he manged to prise the pea loose and worked it down to my nostril. Sadly I had been holding my breath and just before he recovered the object I sniffed and back it went! He tried this three times with the same result and at which point, even I as a 7 year old, realised he was losing his temper. The result was a visit to Lewisham Hospital where the staff of trained sadists clamped me to an examining couch and after numerous attempts to dislodge the object finally felt that a recourse to anaesthetic was inevitable. Imagine a youngster  being held down by four nurses by his feet and hands while a surgeon probed his nose. Terror was not the word. The pea was removed while I was unconscious and I was returned home with my mother by Tram still barely conscious.

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« Reply #41 on: August 09, 2006, 11:26:59 PM »
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I remember Dr Hockman visiting our home in (about) 1953.  The pea was removed while I was unconscious and I was returned home with my mother by Tram still barely conscious.
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« Reply #42 on: August 09, 2006, 11:32:51 PM »
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Definitely not PC these days. Being a curious child I unwrapped the pea and managed to sniff it up my nose where it became jammed. !


Hallo David from France, you seem to have given us all a chuckle!  But hey, a Dr Hockman who got cross is almost an oxymoron, isn't it?  

Thank you for reviving those memories of the 'cigarettes'.  You're right, definitely not p.c. these days.

Where on Downham did you live?

Bren