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  1. Hello Annswabey, I'm not aware that you've asked the question before, certainly not to me. I lived on Kennington Road from about 1957 to 1965, when I got wed. That road must be close on half mile long and we lived right down the bottom, next to the railway. The name seems vaguely familiar, though I cannot ask any of my family as they've all passed away, (my older brother and two younger brothers). I remember a few names from down there so don't give up on me. I'll get back to you as soon as I can. A pity you can't recall your Aunts  house number. Take care. B.

  2. Looking at your picture rings bells, but looking at your link means absolutely nothing to me, I've never seen any of those buildings before. Going back to your picture Stuart, there used to be a cycle shop just above where the hoardings are. Not only that but Camms coaches had a little office cum  shop about there too. I once tried to buy a cycle at the bike shop, put me deposit down but when I went back a week later I had turned down for HP as I  was only 17. Never did get a bike until I  was 68.

  3. Where was this AA garage Phil. Can't say I remember a garage opposite the White Horse, I would have passed it on me way to school. This would be up to 1958. I left that area when I got married in 1965.

    NB.Had a Google walk down Kennington road, another area totally changed, although did see me old house. That area was known as "Sodom", never found out why. Noticed the allotments had all gone too.

  4. Morning Dave, in reply, not quite sure whose coal yard it was. I assumed it belonged to the gasworks. It was just round the corner on Faraday rd.,on the opposite side to the White Horse, probably 50-100yards down. Once fetched a bag of coke, after staying off school and while waiting for a 39 trolley, who should pass me on his bike, but our class teacher, Jim Sullivan !!

    Incidentally, there was a bloody lovely chip shop next door to the 'Hoss.

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  5. You're more than welcome. You're correct about the gasometer, although it was over the bridge, on Triumph road, can't remember if there were two. I do remember opposite this pub, there was a place where you could buy coke or coal. I often used to go there and buy a 28lb bag of coke when I was about 12/13, this would be about 1956.

    When I was a bit older and we had moved to that area from a slum clearance up Denman street, I used to drink in that pub. This would be about 1961, it was either that pub or the Midland hotel, (just over the bridge). They a lovely crowd in the "White Hoss", I used to belong to their table skittles team, which was very popular and very competitive.

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