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Topic Originator: Marjory & Charlie Barlow
Post Date March 20, 2018 @ 3:51 PM
 RE: Lambethwalk
 RE: Lambethwalk
 RE: Lambethwalk
 RE: Lambethwalk
 RE: Lambethwalk

Marjory & Charlie Barlow
March 20, 2018 @ 3:51 PM Reply  |  Email  |  Print  |  Top

I lived at 18 Lambeth Walk from 1941 until I left for college in 1960. I only remember a few names from then. Our neighbours on one side were the Russellsand the other an old lady called Granny something. My dad worked all his life at Flanders the nurserymen. Dad was a volunteer fireman so we had a big brass bell on the landing to call him out at night.
My granny and grandad lived at 20 Scotgate across from Flander's shop and Dexters petrol station.

Roger Partridge
April 8, 2018 @ 4:33 PM Reply  |  Email  |  Print  |  Top

Sadly the two younger Russel boys, Barry and Terry died a few years ago, don't about the eldest son, John or daughter, Judith

April 28, 2018 @ 10:51 AM Reply  |  Email  |  Print  |  Top

Hi Marjory and Charlie.
Just looked at your topic and i have a list of names of people who lived in the Walk during the sixties. I hope this brings back a few happy memories for you?

1     Robinson, Mrs. C.                     34   Downs, J.C.
2     Kelly, J.                                   35   Laughton, J.P.
3     Trowell, A.                               36   Needham, Mrs. E.A.
4     Lilley, H.                                  37   Sheffield, A.
5     Graham, P.J.B.                         38   Stubbs, W.W.
6     Joyce, P.W.                              39   Baker, Mrs.M.A.
7     Yates, B.                                  40   Cousins, S.W.
8     Green, J.                                  41   Holland, E.M.
9     Parker, G.A.                             42   Pepper, R.
10   Hibbins, Mrs.B.                         43   Stubbs, A.A.
11   Jupp, Mrs. M.                            44   Brown, Mrs.E.
12   Hoyles, R.E.W.                          45   Edwards, Mrs.G.A.
13   Dear, Mrs. T.                            46   Blades, R.D.
14   Lilley, F.G.                                47   Potter, C.
15   Pettit, S.G.                               48   Ingram, G.L.
16   Lilley, P.J.                                 49   Willis, C.S.
17   Wade, C.R.                               50   Sismore, Mrs. C.
18   Barlow, C.                                51   Valentine, A.
19   Russell, F.A.                             52   Norton, W.J.
20   Sismore, J.                               53   Johnson, G.
21   Baker, H.R.                              54   Jackson, W.C.
22   Thompson, Mrs, E.E.                 55   Lee, S.N.
23   Beasley, H.M.                           56   Marjoram, L.O.
24   Edwards, C.F.                           57   Wright, G.M.
25   Eason, S.G.                              58   Baker, G.
26   Bates, S.H.                               59   Middleton, Miss.C.
27   Palmer, Mrs, L.M.                      60   Rollinson, J.
28   Clapton, T.H.                            61   Sharpe, Mrs. C.A.
29   Woods, J.F.H.                           62   Smith, H.
30   Middleton, S.                            63   Durant, F.
31   Carpenter, F.                            64   Brookes, E.A.E.
32   Gregory, R.G.                           65   Collins, Miss. M.
33   Middleton, N.R.                         66   Pollock, J.R.

Clem Walden
May 25, 2018 @ 3:25 PM Reply  |  Email  |  Print  |  Top

Hi Derek, Was not the Russon,s and Bradshaw's still living in Lambeth walk in the 1960,s I think The Bradshaw's lived next Ya Hill ( Bert Yates) and the Russon,s lived next to the Browns and Woods ? am I correct????

Mike Laughton
August 30, 2018 @ 12:28 AM Reply  |  Email  |  Print  |  Top

I had several relatives who lived in Lambeth Walk during the 1940s,50s and Sixties.
I think Lambeth Walk was built long before 1938 but in that year the Hit Musical Me and My Girl opened in London. Of course the hit song from the show was the Lambeth Walk which was also a popular party dance like the Hokey Cokey, the Palais Glide or in later years, The Slosh.
We had lots of family parties during my childhood in the Forties and Fifties and the Lambeth Walk was particularly popular with the families who lived in Lambeth Walk. (As kids we thought it was written about them).
Today it is hard to imagine just how popular The Lambeth Walk was as a song and a dance. It was so famous and popular that during the war the ministry of propaganda released a comic film in the cinemas featuring goose-stepping Nazis marching to the tune of The Lambeth Walk, (this can still be viewed on You Tube. It lasts \bout five minutes and involved lots of funny clever film cutting; just type in Nazis goose-stepping to the Lambeth Walk)
I recently saw a revival of Me and My Girl featuring Matt Lucas and Caroline Quentin at the Chichester Festival Theatre. They included the Lambeth Walk as a song but the orchestrations had been updated and they didn't do the traditional Lambeth Walk dance.

September 2, 2018 @ 11:43 AM Reply  |  Email  |  Print  |  Top

Hi Clem, I can't answer your question i'm afraid regarding the Russon's and Bradshaw's but i was interested to see you mention the name Ya Hill.
Wasn't he the brother of the late David Hill who lived in the Walk?
Although i lived in the Ryhall Road area of the town most of my mates lived in the Essex Road part.
I knew many people in the Walk and there was some real characters amongst them wasn't there?
Great memories.