Attention: Please take a moment to consider our terms and conditions before posting.

Woolwich

1282930313234»

Comments

  • @Stig Royal Arsenal Coop RAC
    Royal Arsenal Cooperative Society (RACS).
    My mum worked for them for 35 years.
    I still remember my mum's six-digit number you had to quote to put the purchase towards her dividend!! Life was so simple then!!
    Back in the 1960's I lived with my nan for a while in Abbey Wood near the RACS on Mcleod road and I too can still remember the number she needed for her stamps! For some strange reason I can also remember my granddads 1963 British racing green Ford Zephyr 4's number plate. Strange how odd remnants from your childhood stick in your memory
    I can remember all my old man's reg numbers, the first being his Sutherland Green Austin Cambridge (191 CLD). I still have to go back and check ours when I have to put it into a parking machine. Most people just don't have the connection they used to have with their cars now. When my missus managed to scrape all down the side of ours a few weeks ago it was just a case of "f**k it, let the insurance sort it out" My old man would have been gutted, partly because he'd have felt stupid doing it but mainly because he'd damaged his pride and joy.
    Was going through some old photos yesterday and found a picture of the old man’s Cambridge.


    my second car was this one's brother, the Oxford .. VERY comfortable car
  • clive said:
    Belvedere  is a proper village....it has 7 mens hairdressers and 7 pubs and 4 churches. 
    I used to live in Belvedere. I can think of many words to describe it, but village isn’t one of them. 
    It is officially a village. The signs at each end of  Nuxley Road say so. They did that when you left 😄😄😄

    In the 50's and 60's it really was just that though.  Nowhere needs 7 hairdressers,  especially with the popularity of the Kim Jung  Un standard hair  cut  . It is all charity shops, takeaways and Hairdressers.  And pubs. Charlton should build a stadium near there; 6 pubs on hand match days
  • Belvedere in 1955 was very much a village.  The police station has now been replaced with a block of flats.



  • edited February 4
    Derek1952 said:
    As you will know some scenes of the film Blowup with David were filmed in Maryon Park. Did anyone see the filming.
    Granada Woolwich, I saw Gene Vincent and Brenda Lee there dont remember the year, I would think early sixties. Still have the programme,but no date as it was a tour.
    @Derek1952 - yes I was there as a 6 year old taken by my lovely neighbour who was 10 - those were the days, just get out and come home when its dark !
  • Belvedere in 1955 was very much a village.  The police station has now been replaced with a block of flats.



    My office now is the OLD Belvedere Police Station
  • Belvedere in 1955 was very much a village.  The police station has now been replaced with a block of flats.



    Upper Belvedere and Lower Belvedere are very different beasts aren't they
  • Belvedere in 1955 was very much a village.  The police station has now been replaced with a block of flats.



    Upper Belvedere and Lower Belvedere are very different beasts aren't they
    The NEW Police Station was knocked down about 18months ago and replaced with flats, The OLD Police station is the DVSA Driving test centre and Upstairs is my Office
  • Belvedere in 1955 was very much a village.  The police station has now been replaced with a block of flats.



    Upper Belvedere and Lower Belvedere are very different beasts aren't they
    The NEW Police Station was knocked down about 18months ago and replaced with flats, The OLD Police station is the DVSA Driving test centre and Upstairs is my Office
    My octogenarian neighbour told me he was bombed out of the house just down from the driving school in the war.  He also informed me the school in the photo was actually an annex to the secondary school - and he should know cos he went there. I do love living history  :)

    I'd never even heard of Belvedere when I was a kid (living 10 miles away).  I think it would have been like a visit to the country though with the village and surrounding market gardens.   
  • Belvedere in 1955 was very much a village.  The police station has now been replaced with a block of flats.



    Wow, it looks really different, but the most obvious thing is how few vehicles there are. I can't actually see any on the entire photo, and there are so many more trees. 
    I used to go to the dentists in one of the big old houses up Picardy Rd, Mrs Mandl, who was Polish if I remember right. 
  • Going for a night out in Woolwich Friday night! If I get negative tests in time.

    To Woolwich Works. In the Fireworks Factory, No. 1 Street. Anyone been?

    Despite my old age I'm going to see Afrikan Boy "one of the most exciting talent to ever come out of Woolwich", though I'm not sure it's a long list. Have seen him before and he is brilliant.
  • Sponsored links:




  • Yes lads
Sign In or Register to comment.

Roland Out Forever!