Saturday, 3 September 2016

I hope you might be able to help me by posting the following question on your Deptford History website.
I trying to track down information about a group of teenagers who belonged to the St Joseph's youth club ramblers group in the war. I have extracts of a diary from1943 handed down by my wife's late father Bill Grizzell. I'm trying to piece together the stories of the people in that diary. Father Coleburt ran the group and I know about him, he would have been linked to Our Lady of the Assumption church in Deptford high street. The members of the club included Arthur James, Susan Hickman, Betty Stork, Esther Gummer, John Wren, Dickie Boorman, John Grogan, Gerald Donoghue and Joan Sharp. All would have been about 16 or 17 at the time the diary was written.
Peter Eustace


Tony said...

Does anyone remember the printers Dix (Charlemont Press) Ltd that was in Warwickshire Street in the 1940-50's just by the railway bridge. I did my apprenticeship there in 1951-56.

David Bailey said...

They moved to 489a New Cross Road When you did your apprenticeship I think Frank Parkinson was the manager Mike Cherry Bert Smith Frank Spence Ted Collins and the directors would have been Mr William Mr Percy and Mr Richard At about 1956 Keith Briggs started his apprenticeship and I followed in 1961/2in the comp room yours sincerely David Bailey

rob said...

I lived in warwickshire street in the 60s lodging with Mrs Mallows and remember the pub also Rosie's shope nearby - lovely area.

Anonymous said...

Use to go to the Warwick pub a lot with me dad.

Vicki Fludder Ribbands said...

My nan sylvia (nickname Toni)and pops Edward (Ted) Fludder lived on that street with there kids. Teddy. Philip. John.Robert and Julie. They always spoke of there love for there house there.

Unknown said...

My dad was landlord of The Isle of Wight pub in Warwickshire St from 1956 to around 1962 (not sure about the latter date). His name was Eric Everatt and he ran the place (badly!) with my mum Colette. My brother Timothy was born in the flat above the premises in 1957. The pub was demolished in 1971.

J martin said...

My mother worked in the Earl of Warwick. The landlord was Jack ? We lived at 45 Warwickshire st. My dad played in a band at The New Cross Palais. The Al Tallock band. Now The Venue. Warwickshire street was lovely because of the beautiful trees on either side of the road. Our Coronation party was held in The British Legion hall at the end of the road. There was also an off licence , Carmichaels in the middle of the street.with barrows outside where the owners would go and collect the beer! There was a bomb site at the top of the street which we as kids played as it was never built on. Especially when it snowed. !

Unknown said...

I was born at 75 Warwickshire Street 17th July 1954 the year rationing finished and lived there until 1969. Our garden backed on
to a bomb site in Adolphus Street, which is where my Grandma and my aunt were killed(who obviously never got to know or see)
I remember a lot of names around that area.David Broad,Ian Johnson and Michael Wentworth,Billy,Jimmy and Eddie Spooner(all friends of mine),Jennifer and Brenda Jones(friends of my sister).There was Mr Hedges,Mrs Pike,Mrs Warren,Mr Carter,The Dyer's,
White's,Kirby's,Littlewoods. There was also Peter Cripps and Arthur Harris who lived in Payne Street, and good friend of mine
Michael Loyd who lives in Adolphus Street
I remember the Hall near the arches, the Off Licence and of cause the bomb site, the Isle of Wight pub, the Market with the live eels still wriggling after they'd been cut up. Rag and Bone man,Charlie the Tramp,Corona deliveries, lack of cars until the mid-
Rob Fudge