Author Topic: INKERMAN STREET VAUXHALL  (Read 4245 times)

Janetbrown

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Re: INKERMAN STREET VAUXHALL
« Reply #33 on: January 24, 2017, 01:29:29 PM »
Hi Janet Brown,I was born in1939 at 183 Inkerman St , my brother Roy was born in 1936 .We lived opposite  Pickfords the grocers My friends were Bobby Bowden and Kenny Bowden ,Tommy Friar, Ray Crosley he had a sister called Betty, my brothers best friend was named Ray Hook he lived up by Disternals up your end Edmund Fifield




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I remember Raymond Hook. His young sister, Joan, was my best friend. I spent many hours in her house. I saw Raymond a good few years back at a Vauxhall reunion but haven't seen him since, nor have I seen or heard from my childhood friend, Joan.
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« Reply #34 on: January 24, 2017, 02:41:04 PM »
Hi Janet ,My brother and Hookie as we called him when'it everywhere together,they went to Loxton St school up to 1952,My brother Roy Fifieldwho died 4 years ago always went to the reunions .They were organized by my cousin Brian Round who owns R T P  Crisps,and my aunt Margret who lived at 2 back of 183 till she got married she had a sister named Francis Fifield .Wonder if you new them.

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« Reply #35 on: January 24, 2017, 06:33:59 PM »
Hi Edmund, I was born at 15 Alma Crescent in 1944 so both you and your brother were older than me and therefore wouldn't have been among my playmates. However, my oldest brother and sister, who were born 1934 and 1935 respectively, probably remember them. My brother has died but my sister is still with us and the next time I speak with her I shall pass on your names. It was through their contacts that we went to the reunions, both Vauxhall and Loxton Street.
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Ps my brother's names was Edwin, we called him Alf, and my sister is Maisie. Our family name is Brown.
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Re: INKERMAN STREET VAUXHALL
« Reply #36 on: January 24, 2017, 06:46:15 PM »
Hi Janet .Do you remember between 1947-49 they used to have a girls band  from Trittiford Mill who marched up  and down Inkerman St playing there Gazzoo's.Some of us lads fell in love with them,I was 8 or9 at the time Edmund Fifield

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« Reply #37 on: January 24, 2017, 07:39:45 PM »
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Hello again Edmund, I can't remember that particular band but do have vague recollections of some sort of carnival/parade during that time period. I think it was organized from the Brit but I might be wrong, and there was also a fair on one of the bomb sites. There was floats and I vaguely remember sitting with other children on a flat top and the highlight of the day was a visit from Dick Turpin, Randolph Turpin`s older brother. Apparently Randolph had just won his boxing title. Can you or anyone else remember the event?
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Re: INKERMAN STREET VAUXHALL
« Reply #38 on: July 14, 2017, 11:16:08 AM »
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Hello again Edmund, I can't remember that particular band but do have vague recollections of some sort of carnival/parade during that time period. I think it was organized from the Brit but I might be wrong, and there was also a fair on one of the bomb sites. There was floats and I vaguely remember sitting with other children on a flat top and the highlight of the day was a visit from Dick Turpin, Randolph Turpin`s older brother. Apparently Randolph had just won his boxing title. Can you or anyone else remember the event?
Janet
Hi Janet
I do remember it - I have a photo of myself aged about 3/4 with Dick Turpin taken at the carnival but I'm not sure which road it was taken in, although my grandad, Bill Fogg, lived in Inkerman Street. Do you know which year it was? My family lived at 46 Dollman Street (my grandad's shop, run by his sister Lil), and my great aunties/uncles (all Fogg) lived at 48 and 44.  Their father and mother had lived at 44 since before 1911.
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Julia