Bermondsey Boy , lol grew up and lived in Grange Road, from 1945(age3)till 1963(age21).
Lots of memories ,Bacon School , Riley Road school for boys (gone now i've heard ,shame),the swimming baths the libary in Spa road ,Neckinger Estate.
Anymore Bermondsey Boys out there ,lets here from you .
A Bermondsey girl here, living just off Grange Road. I remember the Baths very well. Bacons is in new premises and the library building is still there in Spa Road, although the library went some years ago.
In spite of all the changes, Bermondsey is still a great place to live.
Hi dj, I don't think I remember the greengrocers, or the lorry yard, but I was never very observant as a kid! The baths were the scene of my weekly attempt to avoid being noticed by the swimming teacher, as I was mortally afraid of putting my head under the water! After swimming, we used to walk, our hair still wringing wet (she always got me!) back along Grange Road and down to our school St Saviour's and St Olave's Grammar. Did anyone else go there?
yes the photo of Henley is still in the old town hall. Obviously Henley will feature in my book. All of the research is done i just have to get it written. I think that is nine months to a year away. The trouble is just when I think I can there is no more to research I get another lead or go off on another tangent and find out more and have to have another rethink about the book's structure. I'll get there in the end!
Hello! Very intersting thread. Love the coming home from swimming with wet hair image. We're looking for memories and photographs of the gardens and open spaces in the area, both parks and gardens which exist today and those that were created 'temporarily' out of bomb sites or undeveloped land. If you've got any photos of the parks around Bankside with or without people on them, we'd love to see them as we want to display them in leaflets and use them in educational materials - anything welcomed - open scanning session on 2-4 at Red Cross Garden. Or get in touch with us at BOST. www.bost.org.uk