Lambeth Walk, London

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Year: 1938         Item #: 148         Views: 17,442         Comments: 8

Lambeth Walk, London
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The old man, seen Lambeth Walking at the top of one of the side-streets is a Lambeth institution. He is popular in the Walk, and there are usually a few to give him pennies. Taken from 'Life in the Lambeth Walk' Article.
Source: Picture Post. December 31, 1938

8 user comment(s) below:-

Comments by HilaryS on 9th March 2014  peter@unique-feelings.freeserve.co.uk 

Lovely to see a picture of Lollard Street school. My mother, who lived in Lollard Street, went to this school around 1917 and I've been looking for pictures of the school and Clayton buildings were she lived. Interesting picture with lots of detail. She was Mary Bridges and had sisters, Alice, Charlotte, Ivy and a brother Alec.

Comments by philip wells on 26th June 2013  shirphil@btinternet.com 

my Stepfather Edward James Wells grew up in Wake Street he had (Ithink) 8 brothers and sisters. his parents (my grandparents) moved to a block of flats next to the railway shunting yards at Wandsworth Road. I recall my Stepdad having a sister Annie also known as Nan who had a son Rita and granddaughter Pamela who currently lives in USA. there was also a sister Shirley, brothers Walter (Wally) and Lou who also lived a few doors from my Grandparents in Wandswoth. They had several children. Teddy, as my stepdad was known by his family, was a great stepfather and father to myself and 2 brothers (Austin and David and a sister Heather. He also had a daughter (my lovely half sister Anne). I believe he married previously just as he left to go to war and was badly let down by his then wife who I believe ran off with a Yank whilst he was away! Teddy or Jim as he was also known, married my mother Audrey who had been abandoned by her then husband DD Stewart in Swindon That's life! Quirky old thing life isn't it? We, i.e. myself Philip and wife Shirley have a large family - just like Dad's in Wake Street. Any info would be most welcome. If you're searching - Good Luck.

Comments by Christine on 26th January 2013  christineebdon@yahoo.co.uk 

Discovered from the 1901 Census that my grand-father as a 19 year old and his family lived at No 41 Wake Street. A family of 9 children altogether. I don't know how they all fitted into those small cottages.

Comments by Janet Ward (nee) Sweeney on 11th July 2012  janetrose@y7mail.com 

I grew up in this street. number 30, right next to the bombed site of the school. As I was born in 1943, this is the first time I have seen the school, having often wondered what it would have looked like. Thank you for displaying the photo.

Comments by Tom Walsh on 3rd March 2012  

Any time you're Lambeth way any evening any day, you'll find us all all doing the Lambeth walk ,Hoy!

Comments by JJ on 25th January 2008  

I think its frost on the roadway, it looks like it on the pavement too,

JJ

Comments by john crow on 12th April 2007  

This street is Wake street and the building at the far end is lollard street school which was firebombed in the 2nd world war and totally destroyed .Later in the late 50s the site became the 1st adventure playground in the u.k.Sadly nothing remains of Wake st, but i believe Lollard adventure Playground celebrated its 50th year in 2005.

Comments by Dave Marsh on 21st June 2006  davemarsh@jerseymail.co.uk 

Very interesting Photo with lots of detail.The street appears to be 'tarmac' which to an old Wiganer seems unusual as all the Wigan back streets were cobbled right up to the 1950's and later.


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