Blackouts due to industrial action by the coal miners and other trade unions often caused powercuts during my childhood in the and the sugar shortage, that's when i stopped taking sugar in my tea and have done so ever since
Who remembers the Popman? Did they exist outside the North of England? Growing up in the and a visit from the Popman was almost as exciting as one from the ice cream van.
This is almost all that remains of the once busy station bringing passengers to Chrystal Palace for the famous Great Exhibition. This is the pedestrian subway into the Palace from the station.
Bromley Common Sanatorium in 1913. Most of the patients would have had tuberculosis. There was no cure. The only treatment was fresh air, good diet and light labour. Half those entering sanatoria were dead within five years. The sanatoria for the poor resembled prisons. This was obviously for the more affluent. Remember, there was no National Health Service.
Old Beckenham Kent England with St Georges Church in Background
Eynsford in Kent
photograph of Bromley South Station (now in The London Borough of Bromley - but at that time in Kent
Map of Bromley 1863
Tiger's Head, Bromley Road, Southend, c. 1895 Inns, Taverns and Pubs in Lewisham - Lewisham Heritage - Picasa Web Albums
Enid Blytons House-Elm Rd
The old library Bromley, on the site which is now Churchill Theatre