Monday, 22 August 2011

Queen Elizabeth 1 takes a fall on Drakes Ship

Extract taken from "The Secret History of His Majesty's Ship -Yard at Deptford" written 1717.


"And it is reported, that Queen Elizabeth much frequented Greenwich, and coming on Shore at Deptford to see a small Ship which was then siting for her Admiral Drake and in going on Board, the Provision which the Shipwright made for her Passage gave way, and had almost let the Queen fall at which she being more Angry than Surpriz'd, went away immediately to Greenwich"

Sunday, 12 June 2011

A Deptford Volunteer 1798.

Painted by John Ashton 1798.
The Roman Eagle, Church Street. St Pauls can be seen in the background through the arch.

Friday, 3 June 2011

Albury Street???

Does anyone recognise the location of this photo. Ive been told that its location is at the junction of Deptford High Street and Albury Street, and that the street sign does say Albury Street SE8 albeit this copy renders it  indecipherable. I don't think it is but it could be the east end joining Church Street and Creek Road. The Pub on the right could be the "Kings Head". Photo was described as pre 1918 but the car boot just showing at the right seems a later model than 1918. I was thinking about 1935 to 1940's  Any suggestions would be welcome.


Monday, 30 May 2011

Opening of the New Town Hall Deptford July 19th 1905








































Grove Street. Catch a Cart, Cab, Omnibus or a Train!

The Victoria, Grove Street Deptford.
Great photos of trains coming up Grove Street. Was it going to the Cattle Market? I beleive the pub shown here on the right Is "The Victoria" Matt Martin "The True Londoner" should be able to help out here, and he has with permission to post his later photo of the Victoria. My thanks to him.















1914-18? Any ideas what the building in the left forground was?



East end of Albury Street. 1960's-early 1970's ?


This photo looks east towards Church St and Creek Road. On the right are the original houses, Nos, 34 first on the right, and then 36, 38 and 40. The next block, one with the window open has since been demolished. On the left far end of the street you can see a white building. This was the "Kings Head" public house. Coming towards us we can see a tall building with ornate stone capping. This was the Albany Institute now replaced by Albany House. The houses on the left appear to be missing their door brackets which leaves me to believe this photo was taken late 1960's when the tenants were moved out and rehoused due to the threat of impending demolition of the street. Many of the original ornate door  brackets were stolen or lost.

No. 27, 29 and 31 Albury Street. 1930's ?

This is a charming picture showing the young girl with her hoop staring at the weary labourer taking a rest from work and pulling that hand cart. 
This is a good photo of the original carved door brackets for these 3 properties. No. 27 on the left shows full length cherubs. An earlier posting on this site entitled "Unknown Door in Albury St" is now known ...its number 27. No. 29 did not have any cherubs (center) just intricate scroll and foliage work, but No. 31 did as shown here. When I was a kid I can remember always looking at the cherub faces and the wings on their backs.



The Unknown Door