Monday, 27 May 2013

The Parrish Family Lamerton Street


I recently made contact with a gentleman by the name of Roy Parrish. He sent me this brief insight of his younger life whilst living in Lamerton Street. His description of the house and living conditions mirrors exactly the recollection I have of my grandmothers house in Albury Street, particularly avoiding using the outside toilet especially after dark!  Roy say's........ 

"My grandfather lived there from the mid 20th century when the street was still a fairly new. The house where my grandfather and father lived was very dark inside, and to a very young boy like myself then in the 1950s a very creepy environment to live in. There was another family who lived in their house and they resided on the ground floor with our Parrish family of eight living on the floor above, so you can see they were very cramped conditions to live in. The High street end of Lamerton Street backed on to the old post office in Creek Road and the yard had the usual outside toilet which I always managed not to use!   As a point of interest I did my family tree some years back and was fortunate to do my whole family in one afternoon as all the records from St Alfege's church showed their family had been living in Deptford since the 18th century".



Roy has a number of stories which he can recall from over the years and when he has passed them on to  me I will post them.

Lamerton Street.

1 comment:

linda shipp said...

The shop next to the pie and mash shop adams....was owned by donny adams in the 60's
he was a money lender and often frequented our home to retrieve his pennies...whom my father often borrowed from this man....upon his knock on the door we were told to keep quite....as my father did not have money to repay....