All I remember in that location was the old Baldwins shop which was like stepping back to the 19th century, the parade of shops nearby, not quite sure if there was a shop that purchased odds and sods..a dress shop which introduced a brand new innovative scheme....pay as you wear...
You bought a dress for a staggering £2.10 shillings and they gave you a card to pay off for it..no credit checks then! my mum told me off when she found out..' you dont buy what you cant afford' well it was a weeks wages..Deacon street, all the old shops,with flats above them..the old tenements..and 'ere i go again..waffling!
Hello! We here at BOST have been working on a project called Memory Gardening and have been doing some oral hisotry interviews with local people particularly seeking memories about playing and using the open spaces around here. We want to put on a small exhibition in the autumn and also expand the archive of photos of parks etc around Bankside, including bomb sites as they're the open spaces that are now built on.
We're also going to produce a new leaflet with a map of Bankside open spaces with quotes and 'before' photos to guide people around.
So we're seeking photos! if you've got photos of the area, from 1900 right up to the 1990s e.g. what Mint Street Park looked like before the major works in 2000, or Little Dorrit, street parties, kids playing, all sorts, we'd like to hear from you.