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This photo is at the junction of Bramblebury Road / Durham Rise taken at a street party at the end of the 1st World War. The ladies name at the forefront of the picture is Florence Bingham and the lady next to her is Lilian Crawford. I got this info from Flo ' s daughter who is 82 years old now. But I consider the info reliable.
Photo: Margaret Forbes and the kind help of the Greenwich Heritage Centre
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This photo shows a street party group on the corner (by the shop was the junction) of Gunning St / Garibaldi St. Plumstead.
The shop was called Alfred Edward Paine Bakery. With the assistance of a member of staff we found the info in one of the record books, so I am satisfied they are correct.
Photo: Margaret Forbes and the kind help of the Greenwich Heritage Centre
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This photo was taken at the junction of Hartville Road / Garibaldi St, Plumstead.
The shop on the right at the rear of the photo was called Alfred Savage Grocer. These facts are also correct according to the record books. Photo: Margaret Forbes and the kind help of the Greenwich Heritage Centre
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Fancy Dress Party, during the Coronation Celebrations, 1953, held for the children who lived in the Prefabs on Winn's Common.

See the story: Growing up in the prefab village, Winn's Common



Barbara Biddle as the Queen with brother Joey and cousin John as pages holding the train.

See the story: Growing up in the prefab village, Winn's Common



Barbara Biddle (now Rosam) and neighbour Tommy Little, at the Coronation Party held for the Winn's Common Prefab folk, 1953.

See the story: Growing up in the prefab village, Winn's Common

 


Jubilee Street Party, Reidhaven Road, Plumstead, 1937? The girl second on left leaning forward, with dark hair, is Olive Pollard.

See story: Joyce Foster Remembers (now Hyne)


This is a picture of my grandmother and granddad (with the X's). Probably it was celebrating the Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II in 1953 and is in Ancona Road. Phote: Helen Jones
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My grandparents lived in Ancona Rd; Plumstead (Orchard Rd). Their house was an old large Victorian house. It covered three floors including a cellar. During the war the family would use the cellar to shelter from the air raids as you could climb under the house from the celler and climb back up to the front room.

My house was on the left of the picture where the tables were just out of shot. The very end of the road came under Welling - Kent. There was a line which went across the road and the pavement to divide the two districts. The Plumstead end had a gravel road and the welling end had tarmac (very odd) wonder if it is still like it? My mother and her sister went to Conway Rd School.

I'm looking for old photo's of Plumstead High Street, circa 1900 era, as my great grand parents had a shop along there, but no one has any photo's of it or of this part of the High St. It was a sweet shop and their surname was Austin

Helen Jones

Can anyone help here?

If so, please contact Colin.


VE Party, Grasdene Road, Plumstead. Chairs were set out in a 'V' shape - V for Victory! Jennifer is the girl at the apex of the V, on the left, facing camera, with the glasses.
Photo: Jennifer Mellor (Click on photo for larger view)
See story: Growing up in Plumstead in the war years

V.E. Pary in Hartington Road, Gosport.
(Photo: Lorna Chadusma nee Riches)
See story Lorna Chadusama remembers


Coronation Street Party(1953) in Barth Street. Photo:John Singleton.
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Coronation Street Party(1953) in Barth Street. Photo:John Singleton.
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John Singleton is forth from left second row, holding dish mop and baby, going as, 'don`t forget fathers day' (because it was fathers day.) My mother painted a black eye on me and gave a big lip-stick kiss on my cheek.


Durham Road Coronation Street Party (1937). The photographer was S. Paine of 2a Brewery Road, Plumstead. Photo kindly supplied by Derek Crompton.
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Derek says his Uncle Dennis BOWDEN is the third in from left front row with the school cap (Conway). Do not know any of the others. His grandfather lived there before moving to Piedmont Road.

 


Cha-a'-banc outing, Prince Albert Pub, Ragland Street, 1920's. Photo: Clare Crawford.
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VE Day Party, Donaldson Road, Shooters Hill
VE Day Celebration, Donaldson Road, Shooters Hill, Woolwich. Photo: Roy Earnshaw
Roy is on the first bench from the left fourth from the front, that is the left hand side of the bench nearest the edge of the photo. His brother Eric is on his right hand side and next to him Peter Gale and his brother Derek. Opposite Derek on the same bench is Keven Walker and 3 along from his right is Howard James. Roay and Eric Earnshaw's parents are amongst the adults and this photo is, I think, typical of street photos depicting a war weary nation especially the adults.

 

Tramps {icnic, Asencion Hall, 1956
Tramps Supper held in the Ascension Hall on Winn's Common 1958. [Double Eight Youth Club] Photo: Ken Costin
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This group from the Tramps Supper features (boys left to right) Mike Scotting, Harry Parker, Brian Willoughby, Barry Bignell and John Bennett but for the life of me I can’t remember who the girls were……….isn’t that terrible? Photo: Brian Willoughby
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These photos (below) were taken 6th June at the Queens Coronation party in the Waverly School building (now demolished). I am in my mothers arms in each photo.

Queen's Coronation Party, 1953 at Waverly School
Photo: Derek Crompton
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Queen's Coronation Party, 1953 at Waverly School
Photo: Derek Crompton
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Queen's Coronation Party, 1953 at Waverly School
Photo: Derek Crompton
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Queen's Coronation Party, 1953 at Waverly School - Souvenir Programme
Photo: Derek Crompton


 

 

 


Coronation 1953 fancy dress party, Plumcroft Primary School. Photo: Roger Edwards
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Can anyone name any children or themselves ?


 

 

 

 

School play, Plumcroft Primary School. 1954. Photo: Roger Edwards
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Can anyone name any children or themselves ?


Pearce family (Maternal) and friends at daughter Violets wedding in 1936. Photo taken outside Walmer Castle public house, corner of Villas Road and Walmer Terrace. Photo: Derek Boswell. See story: The Blitz Kid Who Stayed Behind




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