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Lucy Ashe House

I went to keyworth junior school and Kennington secondary left 1960 and moved to East st my name is Eddie Webb anyone remember me.

Wed Mar 03

Phil harris

I just noticed a post from someone who played drums with my brother Maurice , who are you. I do remember Chris Jones from pepper cottage group in the mid 1960s. I went to St. Philips till 1966 then onto Beaufort till 1970. If anyone knew me or my brother please leave a message.

Sun Feb 21


Hi everyone please join the Facebook Pages. Kennington. South London. It’s very active and friendly.

Sun Jan 03

Great memories of Keyworth and kennington

i have just stumbled on this site and found my name on it Stephen Butler I not sure who it is who remembers me. I lived in kennington park place

Wed Aug 05

Derek Upton, Tracey Street, Kennington

Hallo, I am wondering if anyone remembers my Dad who lived at 51 Tracey Street in the forties and fifties. He had an older sister Winnie and older brother Bert. His Mum and Dad were Elizabeth and Howard Upton. More of his family lived in Lollard St (33 Clayton Buildings) and at 84 Ethelred Street . . My Dad died in 1997 and last year the last of his siblings died. I never knew my maternal grandmother Elizabeth either as she died just before my Dad got married in 1963 . . Any replies would be gratefully received . .

Wed Jul 01


Hi I am Alan we were at 147 Newington Butts, Chosen foods first it was fruit & veg shop then my dad turn it to delicatessen

from 1959 to 1982 I was the son.

Sun May 17

Hi Steve,

Did you have a younger sister named Debra?

I don’t know if you would remember me, I went to

Keyworth too. I remember the Wright brothers who also lived Braganza st and a Steven Butler and you.

I think also think our mums knew each other!

Such nice memories.

Fri Feb 28


I lived on the Brandon estate and went to Keyworth 1960-1965. I remember Miss Hunt and Mr Binden , Mr Massey My Nan Jessie lived at 20 Faunce street and I had friends and family living near by within walking distance, which was really nice. Dave’s grocer shop on the corner of Faunce street and the shops in Braganza street especially the sweet shop after school. I remember such lovely days in Kennington park watching the performers on the bandstand but my favourite was spending my summer days at the lido. I could go on .....such lovely memories.

Tue Feb 04

Does anyone have any photos of Nico and Dino's Greek Deli from around 1978-1982, and does anyone know the name of Nico's daughter whom used to help out in the shop. She was eleven in 1981. The shop was just a few doors along from where Ghandi's Restuarant is. Genuine historical interest. The family lived in Herne Hill. Contact Hayden or Theresa on ********7. Thanks.

Thu Nov 21

Gilbert rd

Hi, does anyone have any photos of Gilbert rd in the 1950’s, as I lived there until 1963, and can’t find any photos


Sun Nov 17

Kennington Rudd’s

Hi I knew the Rudd’s lots of children , think Mums name was Nell my mum had a shop in Renfrew rd that all the kids used to get the shopping Dad in the Print

Wed Nov 13

Gilbert Rd

Hi Tina Mick and your mum along with you two girls movedl l seem to think you went to Italy. But then you had the Deli in Dryden court I had the whole house until compulsory purchase

Tue Nov 12

Gilbert rd

Hi my name was Sutherland. Husband Peter lived there until 66/67 interesting about back bedroom Jo

Tue Nov 12

Hi Joan, just remembered it was an Audrey Hammond that lived at 21 Gilbert rd any relation, my sister said she thought the bedroom was haunted, afraid I don’t.

Sun Nov 10

Hi Joan, just seen your post, did you live downstairs, when we lived there,

Sun Nov 10

Lived at 21 from 63 Joan hammond

Mon Oct 07

Mr Massara

I remember Mr Masses the French teacher.

He was firm but fair. A large tummy and chubby. Always wore a dark suit.

Lovely great days.

My name: Gladstone Williams

Mr Beach was my form teacher

Stevenson House

Tue Oct 01

Gilbert Road

Yes I’m the person who took over 21 from you

Thu Sep 26

21 Gilbert Rd 1963

Hi Tina I lived in your house remember your parents

Wed Sep 11

Gilbert road

Hi. I remember your parents they had a shop in Dryden ct. l took the house over from Mick in 63 next door to Jimmy Reeveie and his mother stayed until my daughter was 4 she was born in the front bedroom also ido think house was haunted , did your family ever experience anything Jo

Fri Aug 30

My father john Doyle lived in pella house in 1950s and 1960s

Thu Aug 29

Peter Doggett

I remember you at Kennington sec . I also remember going to a party at yours around 1967. You lived near Herne hill then .

Tue Jun 25

Pamela Keen

I remember your name . Me and my brother Charlie. Went to st Philips from 1958 .

Tue Jun 25

I lived in Dumain court at that time

Tue Jun 25

Cottingtong close estate 1958 -68

I lived here then . My name Jim Richardson . Does anyone know me . &#****6;

Tue Jun 25

Raised at no.3 Clayton Buildings until early 1950

Evacuated twice during 'blitz' my two Bothers and I, but we couldn't keep away from our old 'stamping ground'.

Prior to the first we were 'on-site' the Monday Morning after the incendiary bomb destroyed Lollard St School. My big Brother Doug rescued the School bell from a pile of smouldering debris. I took this brass item and its missing wooden handle to the new Tech School

in Kennington Lane a couple of years ago after 'safe-keeping' it for over 75 years. Vivian Baylis would have been delighted. They were.

It didn't 'alf clang.Of course warned them it was a 'bleeding invasion bell' as my Aunt Mary once described it.

Mon Jun 10

Hi Charlie

Hi Charlie, this is Seymour Young who knew your brother Jim from Jessop School, and who subsequently met up again at Kennington County secondary. How are you sir?

Wed May 22

Amy Sands was a relative. My aunt, whose maiden name was Day is the link. She speaks too of a Frank Brian or O'Brien. I've been told Amy recorded a short piece for the BBC shortly after WW2 'The Old Order Changes'. If anyone can add more to any of this please contact

Mon May 06

Hello Mick. My fridn Susan and me used to take your younger brothers out in the pram to give your lovely step-mum Rosie a break during the week back in the 60's I used to live at 12 Canute House and Sue lived at Porchia Court -

Sat Apr 27

Did you marry George Hall?

Tue Apr 16

Wed Feb 13

Kennington - South London Facebook Group

Join the Facebook Group.

Wed Feb 13


who are you?

Wed Feb 13

Kennington - South London Facebook Group

Hi Join the Kennington - South London Facebook Group and i think youll be suprised as you might find lots of old kennington friends.

Wed Feb 13

Hi Janice, I’m Barbs younger sister Val, remember you very well. You had a big crush on our brother Jim. Barb is well & living in Wellingborough with Joe. They moved there about 42 years ago.? Jim has been married for 53 years & lives in Lincolnshite. I’ve been married for 46 years & live in West Sussex. If you remember I’m the youngest of 10, we have lost 4, so 6 left, all getting on a bit, I’ll be 70 in Feb. The eldest Lily will be 89 in January. Hope to hear from you.

Thu Dec 20

Hi There

You are right, they were all great teachers.

Thu Nov 22

Hi There

Terry are you sure we were't in the same class? I was in the "A" stream throughout.

Thu Nov 22

Hi There

Hi I was there at the same time as you then.

Thu Nov 22

manor place baths

hi,my mates and I used to go swimming at manor place in the 1950's.it was ashort walk away from where we used to live.although if e ha ahot sunday in the summer we would take the bus to the lido at brockwell park.summers seemed better better then

Fri Jun 08

Tue Jun 05

terry hatton

hi'i am trying t contact terry hatton.he was in our class t the borough beaufoy school in blackprince road in kennington se11i think we all left in 1955

Mon Jun 04

pella house

I lived in trevose house which backed onto pella.we used to play football in the caged area.i don'recall the fella in the wheel chair,bot I do remember dog end charley in blackprince road

Mon Jun 04

micky mole

hi,i only knew micky mole!.he was in my class a Vauxhall street primary school/I don'kno what tear he left..i left in 1950.

Mon Jun 04

braganza street,kennington se11

hi,the last time I was in Braganza street was in the summer of 1955.i went with somefriends to abirthdayparty.I can't remember the door number..,but I do remember the girl with the birthday was named pat godfrey.I don't if this is of any use

Mon Jun 04

Looking for relatives

Hello,does anybody remember the knight/Baldwin family from Lucy Ashe house Peacock street kennington ,Emma knight and William Baldwin were my grandparents ,pat knight my mother,molly knight auntie,Stevie & Johnie knight uncles,my mum and her sister used to work in the same factory as Michael Caine ,not a lot of people know that,pubs that were frequented were the horse and groom ( Jews house ),the cricketers on kennington road ( black house),the giraffe,and the faunce . Like to here from anyone who may know something , my aunt molly is the only one alive born in 1932,

Sat Mar 03

My .late Father Brian was born in the Lambeth walk , and lived in clever sq as a child. I believe he went to the Avenue school. As an adult he owned the bookies in Dr Laune st. if anyone members that far back?

Sat Feb 10

Hello. My name is pat oleary my family lived at number 24

Westcott Road. I would love to hear from anyone who knew us.

We left Westcott Road 68/70 not sure as I was still very young. My mum was a cleaner in the surry garden arms. We went to manor place baths (when there was money) I have great memories & I would love to see some pictures of the houses. There was 9 children & my parents who lived at number 24. Me & my brothers would love to hear & share memories. All the best pat

Wed Jan 17

I lived in 14 anselm house from 1963 to 1967 I knew tony barbera, Vic lewington,John Stow,Irene gadd,John mclaughlin.I also billy and Charlie tanner,they lived in the block behind us.I went to St philips school and then hackford road scoo.

Fri Dec 08

Sharron Thompson

Hi Sharron

Have you got a brother

call Michael.

Did you live in Renfrew road.

We were best mate at school.

Tue Dec 05

Braganza Street c1933

I'm doing my family tree. My great grandmother had a shop on Braganza St - sweets, tobacco etc. I was just trying to work out where it was and found this on google ... "20 Dec 2016 · Iast year on my 70th birthday I had a trip to London and decided to take a look at Braganza st once again.All the memories came ... Post reply -->London Kennington Seymour Young 19 May Should we ...". I wonder if the person who posted knew the shop? I have a photo from c 1933 (earlier I know) of her outside the shop. BTW her surname was Seymour. Many thanks, Jane.

Thu Oct 26

Tony Burns

Hi Louise, would be nice if you could give me some info on Tony. Always wondered what happened to those guys.

Wed Sep 20

trevor hibbs

Hi, really pleased to hear Trevor is well. I didn't see your reply til now as Barry found it, he's pleased to hear about Trevor and will also let Mario know. If Trevor wants to get in touch with them he can email me if he wants? My email is.

Fri Sep 08

Hi, Ive just seen this, thanks for the reply Jackie or Steph hope you are well...I'm also in contact with Mario on Facebook,he was also looking...send Trev my regards, I'm on Facebook if you want to contact B

Fri Sep 08

Trevor Hibbs is alive and well

Hi, Ive just seen this, thanks for the reply Jackie or Steph hope you are well...I'm also in contact with Mario on Facebook,he was also looking...send Trev my regards, I'm on Facebook if you want to contact B

Fri Sep 08

Hi Terry

If you were in the A stream all that time then we would have been in the same class!

Tue Aug 29

Seymour Young

Whose class were you in Terry? I was there the same time as you. I was always in the "A" stream. Were you?

Tue Jul 18

Seymour Young

You would have been at Kennington School the same time as me.

Tue Jul 18

Do I know You?

Hi Terry,

If you were there during the time you specified then you would have known me, Seymour Young. You seem as if you would have been in the A stream right up to 5th year. If that is so then we would have been in the same class. I would have stood out being the only black boy in the stream at that time. Would love to hear from you.

Mon Jul 10

I lived in number 14 Anselm house 1957/67 with my sister joyce brother bobby.i rember Billy tanner,john stowe, vic lewington etc and Morgan's paper shop

Wed Jun 14

Hi Phil, I lived at 14 Anselm house.i played drums in a band with your brother maurice.

Tue Jun 13

the kennington rudds

hello,i am trying to contact Michael rudd.I knew him in the 1950's.we used to meet up at the alford house club in aveline street.he was in our basket ball team.if anybody knows him perhaps they could ask him to contact me on this site.at the time I knew him he had a girlfriend named pat. thanks

Sun Jun 11

Bill (William) Smith

Does anyone remember Bill Smith from Kennington Boys School? He was a very good footballer as I remember

Fri Jun 09

Tony Burns

Are you related to Tony Burns who went to Kennington Boys School?

Fri Jun 09

I went to St Phillips in 1954 my mane was Pamela Keen

Fri May 19

I used to live at 63 Hurley Road and remember all the names you mentioned

Fri May 19

Sorry to hear of your experience with Mr Oliver. i respected him hugely. Respect to Mr Hayley was my form teacher, Mr Beech, Mr Gloster the P.E. teacher and Mr Lovell the French teacher.

I was caned 3 times while at Kennington but I don't hold it against any of the teachers. I remember Jimmy Richardson and I were sitting on the floor in the dinner queue on the first floor larking around. The Principal, Mr Fawcett called Jim and I into his office and caned us both. We were both a little puzzled by this as he had been laughing and joking with us.

I think on the whole Kennington was a very good school. The really scary teachers were Mr Roberts the Physics teacher and Mr Goldsmith one of the English teachers. Mr Gallagher was a great English teacher. Mr Jewkes was the R.E. teacher. Strange, how we can have such varied memories of the same characters. Would love to hear your response.

Fri May 19

Name that Road!

To begin with Kennington boys school was at Hackford Road, and they had a branch called The Avenue for a while. The school later moved to Cormont Road, by Myatts Field. This site was later closed and reopened as Charles Edward Brooke girls secondary school.

Fri May 19

Hi Charlie!

I spoke to your big brother Jimmy sometime ago and I thought he said that you had emigrated to Australia. So nice to see that you are alive and well. I also exchanged emails with Coumas. Would love to hear from you.

Fri May 19

Hi did this Mr Burns have a brother named Tony Burns who went to Kennington County Secondary School at Hackford Road?

Fri May 19

I lived opposite the rudds.

Thu May 18

michael rudd

hi tina,I saw your mention of the rudds.did you knowmichael rudd.I knew him in the 1950's.he used to play fo our basketball team at the alford house club.he had a girlfriend named pat at thetime if you or any body else knows if he is still around could you possibly ask him to contact me on this site. thankyou.roy

Wed Apr 19

i lived in anselm house1958/1966 i knew billy tanner and spud smith and family and jimmy renolds and family

Wed Mar 15

I was born in Lucas road in 1954.

We were rehoused in Camberwell in late 1957. The houses were demolished shortly after under the title slum clearance.

Mon Jan 09

Is there still a market in Lambeth Walk?

Tue Dec 20

Hi. Eddie.

I lived in Doddington Grove from 1943 to 1959 , are u one of the

Toombs. ?.

Tue Nov 08

michael turner

hello Michael my name is roy schofield.I remember you quite well.i was born in 1939 and lived in trevose house orsett street until 1960.i've lived in Folkestone for the past 25 years.like you I used to do the trips to micklejohns and bob whites.also I used to go to the alford house house club until 1959.hope you are keeping well.

Fri Oct 28


Does anyone know what's happened to Danson Rd. I lived at number 41.

I've just found someone who went to Keyworth School back in the 1950's and who remembers Miss Hunt. Does anyone who also went there remember old Mr Phelan or Mr Bindon. Oh happy days!

Tue Oct 18


hi, I am trying to contact Michael rudd.my name is roy schofield,and I knew Michael In the 1950's at the alford house in aveline street.

Mon Oct 17

Mr Fawcett was the Headmaster always walked about with his Cloak and Gown on remember going to his office one sent by Hayley for the Cane and Book and my Mum was sitting in the office little explaining to do when I got home.

Fri Oct 07

Keyworth School

I went to Keyworth School from 1959 to 1964. Also lived in Braganza St next door to the Tworts and Freemans. Went to Tooths (Roses) with my pocket money. Played on the bomb sites in Gaza St. Other shops in the Street were Butlers, Gunns, United Dairies, Bobs the Green Grocer, there was also a "bag wash" laundery and a grocers, obviously a Welshman in those days, either Davies or Morgans. The Royal George Public House was the centre of the community. My nan and granddad and two uncles and aunts also lived in the street.

It was my cradle

Steve Kenyon

Fri Oct 07

hello brian,enjoyed your book,it captured the atmosphere just right.i was born in Lambeth in 1939 I understand that lived for some time in surrey lodge,luckyl moving out before 1945. I then lived in trevose house in orsett st. I went to Vauxhall st school until 1950,then the borough beaufoy until 1955.although neverknew you ihad friends in tracy st lollard st and other streets off the walk from roy

Fri Sep 23

Westcott Road

We lived in Westcott Road, in the late 50s early 60s, My sister and I went to key worth school, and have fond memories of Bob whites, East Lane, Arments pie & mash I vaguely remember Mr and Mrs day and there was a really big family that lived across the road, The pea souper fog, and building a snowman in the middle of the road with my dad we lived at Mrs Hancock I'm sure it was number 27

Sat Aug 06

hi,michael,I knew you in the 1950's I was born 1n 1939 in the lying in hospital.i lived in trevose house,in orsett street.like you,i used to visit micklejohns down the walk and bob whites up the lane I live in Folkestone these days.i see you live in brixham.visited there a few times in the 1980's. I thought it was a nice place. best wishes to you from roy

Wed Aug 03

hi,i knew Michael rudd in the 1950's.he was in our basketball team at the alford house others in the team included terry mooney billy read,and myself.michael had a girlfriend named pat in 1957 we all went to see the harlem globetrotters at Wembley..

Wed Aug 03

michaell rother

i iwent to henry fawsett 1966,to1969 mr siddal was head master then mrs mathews took over on his retirement mr beach was my teacher 4 to years i then went to kennington boys 1969/1974 where mr beaches elder brother was my teacher loved both schools been in battersea now 47 years lived alversone house oval in my school days

Mon Aug 01

Hi Michael . Did you have brothers all Adam and jack . I used to live in falstaff court . Eddie , Johnny , Anna, and me buster Darcy .

Wed Jul 13


I lived in Kennington Lane in the 50's next door to the Jenkins family, and I went to Vauxhall Manor School.

Fri Jul 08

Lived in Miverton Street in the 50s 60s. Mr Sidal was head master at Henry Faussett in our day . Remeber him as a very strict disciplinarian. Would love to be able to take a tour of the school one day. Shame about Vauxhall Manor being turned into flats. That school used to have 2 buildings. The other part of the school was for year4. Can't remeber what the area the other building was, but we walked past the Oval Cricket ground. Also remember Bob Whites. All that saw dust on the floor, haha

Fri Jul 01

Lived in Miverton Street in the 50s 60s. Mr Sidal was head master at Henry Faussett in our day . Remeber him as a very strict disciplinarian. Would love to be able to take a tour of the school one day. Shame about Vauxhall Manor being turned into flats. That school used to have 2 buildings. The other part of the school was for year4. Can't remeber what the area the other building was, but we walked past the Oval Cricket ground. Also remember Bob Whites. All that saw dust on the floor, haha.

Fri Jul 01

Wed Jun 22


hello brian don't know if we've met.i lived in orsett street.i was the beaufoy 1950-55.i also went to the alford house until 1959.i used to spend a lot of time down the walk,mainly the pie shop,or the record shop.in the summer it was marc's for ice cream sodas.i had friends in tracy st., lollard st. chester way & aveline st. heared about your book yesterday[15/5/2o16. ordered a copy,and I look forward to reading it.regards

Mon May 16


hi,i am trying to contact Robert ray.i was at Vauxhall street primary school with him until 1950 when we left for secondary schools. rob also occasionally came to the alford house.i am sure he remembers nov 5th 1955 when about a dozen of us from the club celebrated in Trafalgar square!!

Wed May 11

i also went to keyworth at this time and remember miss hunt also miss armstrong who wore a leather wrist band saying this is why they call me armstrong, miss luxe,pop feland and being able to ring the bell in assembly when it was your birthday,the into the juniors mr binden,mr downing, the xmas plays and shows where my i hasten to add i played the accordion.one winter when it was snowing we used to make slides in the snow in the playground i ended up falling over and was rushed to brook street hospital with concussion for a week,the school said a preyer for my recovery and sent me a box of chocolates.i also remember jacks penny ices outside manor place baths after swimming but we used to call him dew drop as he always had one on the end of his nose,happy days,i wouldn't swap those beautiful childhood days for anything,and genuine lovely people of that time,so many happy memories i could go for ever.

Sun Apr 24

Tooths also roses in Braganza street next to parmolives

I was one of your customers as a kid and remember your sweet/paper shop very well, do you have a brother called Jimmy who was mad about motorbikes and cars my elder brother was one of his mates, we lived next to the twort family , Janet , Jimmy and Lennie they lived at number 24 and I lived at 26 top floor Lennie still sends us a xmas card each year the last time I saw Janet was at lens 40th birthday

Sun Apr 24

Hi my name is gary daley lived incalstock house kennington lane i went to henry fawcett brings back memories i remember peter jackson and mr siddal and oof course lambeth walk feel quiet emotinal about this in my sigaryxties now

Fri Mar 18

my nan lived at n0 54 wedgewood house with her two sisters ,and three sons ernie bert and Arthur next door to the readingfamily. we moved to Harold place,me and my bruv and sister all went to henry Fawcett in the 1950 family name rockhill

Fri Feb 12


I used to live at the Oval Lockwood house my name was Doreen Wallis I lived at 85 Lockwood I hope some one will remember me

Sun Jan 31


Hi there,

I was talking with my sister Mary. She had quite a few friends that lived in Westcott and she remembers Micky Cheriton.

We lived in Cooks Road and our name was MARTIN. A really big family.



Tue Jan 19

passport to pimleco

Yes i was in the film we had to throw parcels of food over the fence.i lived in ethelred st opppsite the REGENT PUB,towards the end of the war i and my mates went to the bombed houses and took therecfloor boards up for fire wood. My lived with my gran in ETHELRED ST? Arthur james A?K?A? BOY great times

Mon Jan 18

doreen wallis

I lived in 85 Lockwood house 1956 please could any one that remembers me please let me know

Sat Jan 16

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