Sunday, 26 February 2012

Bronze Street 1930's


11 comments:

Anonymous said...

I absolutely love seeing images of Deptford as it was in the past. Thank you so much for posting the picture.

andy said...

Hi Anon,

Thanks for your kind comments. I'm please you find that particular photo interesting.
There is so much hidden Deptford history locked away from the interested public and only accessible through lengthy research and then paying a high price for it once found. I understand a charge has to be made to offer a service but some institutions have turned our heritage into a money making business charging a high price for it, and yet I ask myself where would these businesses be if it wasn't for the lives, sad times, happy times of the Deptford people who lived and originally recorded their history for all generations to enjoy in the future free of charge. Its our history not to be made into a money making business.

regards

Andy

Jeb said...

Great image. Are the shops on Bronze Street or what is now Creekside.? A fascinating area which has seen huge changes.

Transpontine said...

Andy, completely agree with you about the heritage money making industry. A case in point is the new British Newspaper Archive, a fantastic resource in some ways but which you pay through the nose to use. However if you register (no charge) you can get 30 free credits. Each article costs you 5 credits so in practice that means you only get six articles for free. You can search for free anyway, but it uses up credits once you start to look at the articles. Anyway I notice there are only three articles on Albury Street, so you could start by registering and looking at them for free:

http://www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk/search/results?basicsearch=%22albury%20street%22%20deptford&frontpage=false

Transpontine said...

Andy, completely agree with you about the heritage money making industry. A case in point is the new British Newspaper Archive, a fantastic resource in some ways but which you pay through the nose to use. However if you register (no charge) you can get 30 free credits. Each article costs you 5 credits so in practice that means you only get six articles for free. You can search for free anyway, but it uses up credits once you start to look at the articles. Anyway I notice there are only three articles on Albury Street, so you could start by registering and looking at them for free:

http://www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk/search/results?basicsearch=%22albury%20street%22%20deptford&frontpage=false

Anonymous said...

What happened these these buildings on Bronze Street?

Bombed in the war? Destroyed to make Church Street wider?

Are they on what is now the nature reserve? I thought I read somewhere years ago there were buildings on that site that were bombed. Can't really remember though.

andy said...

Hi Trans

thanks for your support on my statement ref Deptford Heritage, and also the link to the papers etc.

best regards

Andy

Anonymous said...

I was born in Finch House,Bronze Street,Deptford in 1960.

We moved away when I was 7 and the flats were renovated.

Wendy Keen said...

My Nan and Grandad lived in Friendly Street, Deptford (where my Dad was born) and later moved to Finch House in Bronze Street. They were Jim and Alice Morgan and my failing memory seems to think they lived at No.12. When I was a youngster we visited them often, but it always seemed like such a long walk back to Deptford Bridge to get the bus home to Charlton.

Anonymous said...

Hi Wendy,

I was born at No. 17,delivered at home by the midwife.

It was the second floor flat in the corner as you face the block.

Some of my family were from Friendly Street,86 I think recalling old certificates.

Regards,

Vic Judge

Wendy Keen said...

Hi Vic

Dad was born in 1916, at 119 Friendly Street. His Mum, my Nanny Alice, was a lovely lady who had to bring up her sisters on her own, because their Mum died in mysterious circumstances in Deptford Creek!