I thought it would be fun to find out who lived in this area in the mid 70s to the late 80s and how things have changed in Dulwich I moved to East Dulwich in 1976 and was a very happy time bringing up my children going to the lovely parks and open spaces I lived at the top of Dog Kennel Hill I then moved to st. Francis Road for 3 years and for the final 5 years I lived in Overhill Road Dulwich it was lovely to be near the park the schools were great. We had the Grove Tavern the Magdella pub in Lordship Lane and the East Dulwich Tavern and the Lord Palmerston it used to be buzzing on a Saturday night interested to see how this has all changed
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Hi Sue Well I'm imagine there was a lot of changes the magdala was a fabulous place for a night out in the 80s used to have a DJ and lots of parties that followed on from it I must take a trip back to Dulwich Park one day. What about the fox On The Hill that used to be good to take little ones to they used to have a sandpit I remember and play really good music and you could also eat there. I don't remember even going to a restaurant back then when I don't think any of us did. I also loved hornimans and the gardens.
Paddling pool in Peckham Park gone was roughly where the wild flowers are.
Kids used to love the out door pool just passed the Kings Arms.
Shops that Nymbies wdn't even look at all gone. Used to be a Freemans catalogue shop.. and Oh Dickie Dirts .
Lots of parking, usually outside where you lived.
Bandstand in Peckhma Park...
Aviary in Dulwich/
Herne Tavern used too have a covered area for kids to play in and I think there was some play equipment.
in the 60's lordship lane was a gentle street with small shops and
a couple of larger ones
I am sure there was a woolworths, maybe I am mistaken, used to walk the length of it most evenings
and it was quiet after 6 oclock, there used to be a chemist selling loads of lovely fancy makeup
a large shoe shop roughly opposite post office.
> in the 60's lordship lane was a gentle street with
> small shops and
> a couple of larger ones
> I am sure there was a woolworths, maybe I am
> mistaken, used to walk the length of it most
> and it was quiet after 6 oclock, there used to be
> a chemist selling loads of lovely fancy makeup
> a large shoe shop roughly opposite post office.
Did not live in East Dulwich in the 60's but went to school in North Dulwich..(William Penn)
There was a Woolworths. I think it was where Foxtons is today..
I lived in ED from 1950 - 1968 and moved back in 1971 and am still here. Woolworths where Foxons is now.
Toy shop and drapers opposite Co Op. Supermarket - Somerfields where Co Op is.NX Rd had a small market - mainly vegetables, household items, and haberdashery.
Very quiet area - not much to do for young people. My friend and I went to Thomas More's Youth club where picture palace is now.
Oh my how strange! Those weird names for the Magdala! Have I got the right pub!!? Maybe not...corner of Northcross Road? I passed the pub every day from 1946 to....? On my way to St Johns and St Clements CE School.They had two huge brewers dray Carthorses ..pulling a wooden wagon with barrels on it.
A lot of horses and carts, still, then! Lots of horse poo in the roads,my dad collected it when he could ..for our roses. Smell of steaming horses and can remember them chomping their hay from nose bags. I suppose it doesn't look like that now.
The most fun times in the Magdella the music and the atmosphere. Goose green in the 1970s had a playground I am going to get out my photos itís lovely to hear all about the area sorry to hear so many places closed or changed wish I had my old house but moved many times since then I used to work in a small law firm in the 80s in Peckham Rye and also shop in the high street. There was a cafe bar in Forest Hill ti go to but donít remember the name and a solicitors in the corner. Lots of photos of Dulwich park when my children were young very happy days
The policeman was stabbed in a sweet shop opposite the coop George Hammond?, He had a Joe Brown haircut and was old school, he sadly died of his injuries.
Foxtons was Woolworths, huge and empty, then it became a dole office for a time.