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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


Happy families, Prefabs, Winn's Common around 1953 ish. Christopher & Dennis Gates, Barry Smith, Joey & myself, Kathleen Faithfull and my dad Joe.

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


Happy kids in their prefab garden Winn's Common Prefabs early 1950's.

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


Barbara Biddle (now Rosam) with her little brother Joey 1950 ish.

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


Grandad Biddle's Wet Fish Stall, Beresford Market, Woolwich. (Click on photo for a larger view)

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


Early photos of Joan Doling and family/friends. (Click on photo for a larger view)

Top Left
: (left to right) Molly Smith, Margaret Hobbs, Joan Doling, Outside Cage Lane Mission about 1956.

Top right: Cage Lane Mission Sunday School Outing, Easter 1957.

Names are:
Back row:
Bert Hobbs (Uncle), Christopher Wye, June Jerrom, Diane Parker, Tony Jefferies, My Mum & Dad, Denise Rarer.
Middle row: Rita Core, Jean Gowland, Diane Rufus, Terry Rogers, Lily Hobbs (Aunt), Ruth Hobbs (Cousin)
Front row: Pauline Harris, Molly Smith, Jeanette Stapleton, Me, Carole Marsh.

Bottom Left: (left to right) Joan Doling & Ruth Hobbs, about 1946.
Bottom middle: Outside my House, 50 Lakedale Road, 2 doors up from Cage Lane Mission, about 1951.

Bottom right: Joan Doling and her best friend Molley Smith in back garden, August 1951. Note the Anderson air raid shelter on right.)

See story: Reminiscences by Joan Doling (now Smith)


Joyce Foster (now Hyne) 'Our Gang', Herself (left) with some of her brothers & sisters, in back garden, Reidhaven Road, Plumstead, 1934.

See story: Joyce Foster Remembers (now Hyne)




Joyce Hyne, (nee Foster) on holiday in 2005, aged 85.

See story: Joyce Foster Remembers (now Hyne)


Beryl, Gordon & Edna Coton c.1934

See stories: Recollections of Plumstead & Woolwich, early 1930's-1950's by Gordon Cotton


Gordon Coton with mum, nanna & elder sisters at the seaside, 1933 ish. (Click on photo for a larger view)

See stories: Recollections of Plumstead & Woolwich, early 1930's-1950's by Gordon Cotton


Sheila Andrews with her Mother in 1938 (Arsenal wall now demolished) Photo: Sheila Andrews
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See story Memories of Plumstead Common and King's Warren School


Mark Weightman, aged 16, Winn's Common with the old St. Nicholas Hospital behind him. c.1954.

See story: That Soccer Game by Mark Weightman

Tramps {icnic, Asencion Hall, 1956
Tramps Supper held in the Ascension Halls on Winn's Common c1956. (Double Eight Youth Club] Photo: Ken Costin
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This is a photograph of a Tramps Party held at the 88 Youth Club on Winns Common. We also had jive competitions and trips to Streatham Ice Rink, monthly. No comparison with the youth of today, we enjoyed ourselves without money and designer clothes. 50 years on it is still remembered with affection.

Some of the names I remember from the photo bring back happy memories i.e. Harold Wrenn, Johnny Edwards, Ray Williams (who I married and recently celebrated our 40th Wedding Anniversary), David Mitchell, Harry Parker, Dave Pitcher (Lom) Vick Woodcock, Kenny Bailey, Dougie Foster, Lorna Limna (still my friend) Carol Knowles (myself) Carol Monday, Peggy Self, Sheila Tappenden, David Hampton, to name but a few. At the back to the right is Gordon Wyness (don't know if Wyness is spelt right though). HAPPY DAYS.
- Carol Williams (nee Knowles), cousin to Barbara Rosam (nee Biddle)

Chris Kichenham being held by his
Chris Kichenham being held by his “Nan” Ada Jane Kitchenham. Photo: Chris Kitchenham.
See story A young boy remembers the War Years

Chris' Aunt Winifred Kempton, with Ann Bowman in the background,at 8 Ennis Road, around 1958
Chris’ Aunt Winifred Kempton, with Ann Bowman in the background,at 8 Ennis Road, around 1958. Photo: Chris Kitchenham
See story A young boy remembers the War Years

Aunt Ethel
Aunt Ethel. Photo: Chris Kitchenham
See story A young boy remembers the War Years

Chris and his Dad standing in the doorway of the Woodman Public House
This is where I was able to get the autograph of Freddie Mills, the boxer
Chris and his Dad standing in the doorway of the Woodman Public House
This is where Chris was able to get the autograph of Freddie Mills, the boxer. Photo: Chris Kitchenham
See story A young boy remembers the War Years


Dennis Bowden sitting crossed legged. Others unknown. Photo: Derek Crompton
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See story My Uncle


Dennis Bowden one without the stick. Other unknown. Photo: Derek Crompton
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See story My Uncle


Dennis Bowden standing behind girl. The woman with hat is his mother Alice Bowden nee JOHNSON. Others unknown. Note the Gas Mask boxes. Photo: Derek Crompton
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See story My Uncle

John, Maureen and Charlie Reed
John, Maureen and Charlie Reed, at back garden door, 72 Sladedale Road. c. 1955 ish.

Sid aged about 2 on trike, Parkdale Road, Plumstead. 1929.
Sid Blanche aged about 2 on trike, Parkdale Road, Plumstead. 1929.

Sid aged 3 or 4 in his peddle car and his sister Eve, aged 5 or 6.
Sid Blanche aged 3 or 4
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See story - Sid Blanche's Story

Sid aged 3 or 4 in his peddle car and his sister Eve, aged 5 or 6.
Sid Blanche aged 3 or 4 in his peddle car and his sister Eve, aged 5 or 6.

Sid aged 11 with Len and Molly at the beach, Jesson, Kent, on Sid's first and only family one week holiday.
Dad (Blanche), Sid , and sister Eve at Ramesgate, 1931.

Dad, Sid, and sister Eve at Ramesgate, 1931.
Sid and Eve at Ramesgate, 1931.

Sid aged 11 with Len and Molly at the beach, Jesson, Kent, on Sid's first and only family one week holiday.
Sid Blanche aged 11 with Len and Molly at the beach, Jesson, Kent, on Sid's first and only family one week holiday.

Sid aged about 15 in garden, Parkdale Road, Plumstead.
Sid Blanche aged about 15 in garden, Parkdale Road, Plumstead.
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See story - Sid Blanche's Story

Sid aged 16 with his racing bike at back door Parkdale Road, Plums
Sid Blanche aged 16 with his racing bike at back door Parkdale Road, Plumstead
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See story - Sid Blanche's Story



Derek and Ken Boswell with their parents (unfortunatley decapitated in this photo). Photo: Derek Boswell. See story: The Blitz Kid Who Stayed Behind



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