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My Great Grandmother had two brothers who lived in Newington or Walworth, South London. This would be the area between Camberwell and Kennington to the South and The Elephant and Castle and The Borough, Southwark to the North. They were born around 1843, and lived (...Read full memory)

My grandparent lived in the Guiness Trust Flats No 57 in Kennington Park Road London. My father Albert James Pritchard lived there until he married in 1939, My grandparents moved to a smaller flat in the same building until their deaths in 1969.We moved to New Malden Surrey, I remember we used to (...Read full memory)

I was only fourteen, and wanted to be a nurse. I went to see Matron *trembles* and asked if I could do some voluntary work, which she allowed me to do for a couple of hours after school once or twice a week. I was to do drinks and flowers etc. Little did Matron know how I got sucked in because they were always short (...Read full memory)

Alexandra railway bridge was just behind Blackfriars Road Bridge and was removed in the 1980's. I seem to remember Taylor Woodrow cut it up with machinery mounted on the rail lines, then Smit, the Dutch salvage firm came upriver and the sections were lifted over the working railway bridge into their boats. I think (...Read full memory)

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