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Which pubs, bars, restaurants and take-aways do you avoid?
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messageRe: Dulwich in the 1970s
Posted by kiera June 29, 03:56PM

Jan15 - The St John's and St Clement's school building is still there but has been converted into residential accommodation, so its appearance has scarcely altered, except it now has plants and greenery all around the playground and buildings.
The much loved (by school children) ice cream/sweet shop, Guiliano's, on the opposite corner, is now a Thai restaurant.
There are fewer shops than there used to be, as some properties have been converted into housing, including the old police station on the corner of Upland and Crystal Palace Roads. The new police station in Lordship Lane which replaced it has been demolished and been replaced by a new primary school, so we no longer have a police station in East Dulwich. Nor do we see the mounted police or police horses which were a regular sight in the local streets and in Dulwich Park while the horses were stabled there.

messageRe: Dulwich in the 1970s
Posted by KidKruger June 29, 04:19PM

In fact we donít see police at all in ED !!
(Unless they are in Johnnies cafe on Lordship Lane having their full English of a morning)

messageRe: Dulwich in the 1970s
Posted by Jan15 June 29, 05:37PM

Kiera that's so interesting I used to love to see the horses in Dulwich Park that's a shame that that's gone I am pleased the little sch4ool St John's and st. Clement's

messageRe: Dulwich in the 1970s
Posted by Jan15 June 29, 05:38PM

Thats so funny

messageRe: Dulwich in the 1970s
Posted by Jan15 June 29, 05:39PM

I also remember Ruskin Park I looked out on it from King's College Hospital

messageRe: Dulwich in the 1970s
Posted by Pugwash June 29, 06:21PM

George Hammond was our local police officer = he recovered from his injuries but died many years later. He was well liked and the East Dulwich Community Centre which was originally the Alleyn Community Centre, had a fund raising evening to raise money for a scanner at KCH in his name. Around £1000 was donated to the Appeal. It took place in February 1986 - I remember it as I was one of the organiser and held the drinks licence and was at the event 2 weeks after giving birth to my daughter. Our next 'beat officer' was Mike cannot remember his surname but was a colleague of George and kept us informed of his health. After Mike Adrian Crust became the beat officer.

messageRe: Dulwich in the 1970s
Posted by lilolil June 29, 08:15PM

Mike Ward was the local beat officer. There was another called Bruce who was well liked in the area too. He knew most people by name.Bruce was before George Hammond I think, probably 1970ís.

messageRe: Dulwich in the 1970s
Posted by Clutterqueen June 29, 11:39PM

I remember the Magdala pub and going there with my sisters and friends in the early 1980s (must have been 1980-1984ish)

Lots of happy times and listening to the DJ in the central square area.

messageRe: Dulwich in the 1970s
Posted by Jan15 June 30, 11:03AM

Yes clutterqueen those were great nights may have been in there when ai was I went with a friend called Violet and knew a guy called Barry thatís all I remember of the people there were always parties afterwards

messageRe: Dulwich in the 1970s
Posted by Cafcax June 30, 08:53PM

Is it a coincidence that E.Dul has a pub called The Actress & another called The Bishop?
I've never known if the two pubs shared owners or some other connection.

messageRe: Dulwich in the 1970s
Posted by Siduhe June 30, 08:57PM

There was a kind of competition on the forum to name the Actress. The Bishop came first and the Actress was by the same team. The name was a runaway winner. Not sure the thread still exists but will have a look.

messageRe: Dulwich in the 1970s
Posted by Jan15 July 01, 10:33AM

Is that the pub that was originally the East Dulwich Tavern in the 70s on the corner of Lordship Lane I didnít bother with that one as there used to be fights there I remember

messageRe: Dulwich in the 1970s
Posted by Sue July 01, 10:57AM

I think The Bishop was The Foresters Arms?

On a corner of Lordship Lane but not "the" corner by the roundabout (that's the EDT). The first pub you come to after the EDT, and before The Palmerston.

Very rough pub, and you could smell the Gents toilet as soon as you walked in the door.

When it became The Bishop, the owner had a dog who had a seat by the window permanently reserved for it, even when it wasn't in the pub ....

The Actress is at the junction of North Cross Road and Crystal Palace Road, opposite where the old police house used to be.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit was july 01, 10:58am by Sue.

messageRe: Dulwich in the 1970s
Posted by bob July 01, 03:40PM

The owner was Scott and the dog's name was Clarence
Bob S

messageRe: Dulwich in the 1970s
Posted by bob July 01, 03:44PM

The actress was originally the Upland tavern had some great times there back in the 70s live bands and DJs.
Bob S



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit was july 01, 03:45pm by bob.

messageRe: Dulwich in the 1970s
Posted by bob July 01, 04:39PM

Anyone remember the Niglers Arms I'll give you a Clue that that was it's nick name nobody used it's real one.
Bob S

messageRe: Dulwich in the 1970s
Posted by Jan15 July 01, 06:46PM

I don't remember that one

messageRe: Dulwich in the 1970s
Posted by Jan15 July 01, 06:47PM

Yes the Foresters Arms that's what I remember the pub

messageRe: Dulwich in the 1970s
Posted by Lynne July 01, 07:47PM

There was a jewellers somewhere near Chener's Books, two antique shops in Grove Vale, a charity shop somewhere around Moxon's. The Thai restaurant in North X was a second hand shop briefly

messageRe: Dulwich in the 1970s
Posted by DulwichFox July 01, 08:21PM

I remember the Foresters Arms. I liked the pub.

At one time it was run by an elderly chap whose name I cannot remember.

It was much narrower in those days.
To the left was another shop. Cannot remember what it was. ?

There were steps going up to a raised area.
The Local Labour Party used to meet there.

It got refurbished to some extent and got a bit rough.. But I still liked it. It was cheap.

There were some Characters there..

One was an Elderly chap. He was known as 'Mr. Biscuit' He used to bring biscuits in to the pub
and share them around. Lovely old fellow.
The likes of which will never be seen in these parts again.

It became the Bishop and the rest is History.

Foxy

messageRe: Dulwich in the 1970s
Posted by KidKruger July 01, 11:48PM

Oh, I don't know, I'm sure I remember a few years ago a chap in one local pub was dishing out disco biscuits one Saturday night !!

DulwichFox Wrote:
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> One was an Elderly chap. He was known as 'Mr.
> Biscuit' He used to bring biscuits in to the pub
> and share them around. Lovely old fellow.
> The likes of which will never be seen in these
> parts again.
> Foxy

messageRe: Dulwich in the 1970s
Posted by lameduck July 02, 07:56AM

I remember the niglers arms
was on corner of sandison and reedham street
this has also been annoying me, my dad had the garage opposite
and used to call it the nigglers
but on dead pubs its the norfolk arms

messageRe: Dulwich in the 1970s
Posted by cidersioux July 02, 09:00AM

There was a record shop right near the East Dulwich Tavern bought my first two records there for 49p each... Three times a lady by the commodores and all out of love by air supply. when I was 13

messageRe: Dulwich in the 1970s
Posted by Jan15 July 02, 11:20AM

Oh I love that song all out of love and remember it well

messageRe: Dulwich in the 1970s
Posted by bob July 02, 02:46PM

Well done lameduck it was indeed the Norfolk Alms.
Bob S

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