Old photos of Forest Hill
The hotel was a great pub. Used to have some excellent Sundays in there, a real community pub.
There was a big church on Waldenshaw where the old nursery is now…
Birley House Open Air School …
View of the grounds 1908
Children resting in the grounds - 1908
Practical aritmetic 1908
Then they moved to Mayow road and re-named the school Brent Knoll.
Yes - and I bet their spelling was better than mine. No prizes for spotting the not-so-deliberate mistake in the caption above.
Yeah, you’d get the cane for that back in the day.
Some film from 1964 driving up from Lordship Lane to junction with South Circular then down into Forest Hill and round under the railway bridge.
You may notice there are works happening down London road… nothing much changes eh?
(link takes you to relevant bit @ 3:10 ish but there may be more you notice)
I like the pedestrian using the relative future crossing at 3:44.
The bus on London Road was probably one of the old No.12’s as I remember them.
And I love the way that people used to cross the road in front of cars without fear of being intentionally mown down - and at 4:13, the bus turning onto Crystal Palace Parade from College Road and just pulling across in front of this car with no drama or road rage.
Wow, that’s awesome - thanks for sharing.
It could just be the video, but I does feel like you can really see the air pollution at that time.
Anyone know the high street at the end around 5:46? It’s not Balham is it?
Just prior to that, it looked like the car was heading across the Well Hall roundabout so I thought it might be Welling or Eltham as a guess.
Oh if only the roads were still as quiet as that!
Bit late to view that car journey… wow, was that a restaurant or shop at the bottom of Devonshire Rd?
If you mean this, then it is on the corner of Havelock Walk, where Guava Kitchen is today. It appears to be Bendy & co. Hardware Store.
No, but thanks. I meant in the video of the car journey from Lordship Lane to the South Circular. Around 3 mins 52. Looks like some kind of shop at the bottom of Devonshire.
That was a builders merchants called something like A.E.Moore I think.
It was Queens Road builders at junction of South Circular & Devonshire Road.
Thanks for that and to JohnH1. Looks like a house must have been built on top of that after.
The house at the end of Devonshire road was originally a tombstone seller - its grounds got slightly shrunk when the South circular was enlarged
Ahh, that makes sense! Thanks