Thursday 21 November 2019


Hello All

I wonder if you are able to help me.

I recently purchased a cast iron name plate. On the back is written…

Manufactured by
The Excell Foundry Co
489a New Cross Road
London SE 14

I have been unable to find any information on this foundry. Does anyone have any information on it?


Steve Frampton
Trading in Number Plates since 1975

Friday 6 September 2019

Deptford Ragged School Archive Heritage Open Day

Hi All

My name is Katharine and I am currently running (on a part-time, voluntary basis) the Deptford Ragged School Archive which is based in The Bear Church/Shaftesbury Christian Centre, Frankham St, Deptford. 

Since Jan 2019 I and a group of volunteers have been meeting once a month to catalogue and document the archive, making it publicly available, recording the collection on our Deptford Ragged School Archive page of eHive.  One day we hope to list everything we’ve got on there.
We’re finding out some great stories about the history of the Deptford Ragged School dating back to 1844, the year it was started.

I’m actually getting in touch to invite you all to the Deptford Ragged School Open Day on  Saturday 21st Sept, 13:30-17:00 Shaftesbury Christian Centre, Frankham St, Deptford

Look forward to seeing you all


Thursday 25 July 2019

Help for Ralph Deptford Football Club Bronze Athletic

Hi there, 

I am trying to gather more information on the former Deptford Football Club Bronze Athletic who played there home games on the ground at the end of Yeoman Street off of Plough Road, Deptford. They seem to have become defunct about the  time of the First World War. 
The reason for all this is the action photo I have included. When I tried to get more information on Twitter three separate people suggested the photo could be of Bronze Athletic and one suggested the chimneys in the photo could be the old Deptford Power Station. If it is the DPS the photo could have been taken close by to Bronze Street which may be how the club got their name. I’ll include an accompanying team photo just in case. 
Any help would be so gratefully received. 

Kind regards. 

Ralph Sheridan. 

Monday 11 March 2019

Help for Glyn

My wife's family came from Deptford.  Their family name is POOLE.

We know they lived in 5 Evelyn Place, Deptford  in 1881 (from the census) and later had a butcher's shop at 168 Grove Street.

The son (my wife's grandfather) lived at 162 Grove Street and later at 125 Grove Street.

Her  great grandmother had a sweet shop at 1 Tanner's Hill. See photo. This was taken in 1919. But we know nothing about it. If you know anything we would be interested to hear.

Kind regards

Glyn Wise