Discussion in 'London' started by MollyMay, Dec 1, 2014.
Sadly not - it was the 60's before he could afford to buy one.
Woo Hoo!!! Well what a relief finally and how wonderful that it's not a pile of bricks. Can't wait to see it Sue
Sounds similar to my Dad in the '60's. Rather than buy a car - he came to Canada - with Mum - based upon my sponsorship. And the rest is history!!.
Amazing how much of the church was still standing - I really did expect a heap of rubble. And you can see how close it was to the Gas Works
Hi, Just seen the request for photos of St John's Limehouse. Photo of interior after bombing is at LMA, filed either as St John's Halley Street, or St John's and St Matthews. Also "Step Ahoy", parish paper for St Dunstan's, Spring 1958, held at Tower Hamlets Local History library, has a small photo of final demolition. Best wishes, Paddy
Thank you Paddy - I am planning a trip to the LMA as I was aware they had post bombing material (thanks to Sis), Tower Hamlets has supplied me with a picture of the church after it had been bombed, but still standing.
Welcome to TD Paddy
Welcome news & welcome in Paddy.
I'm probably repeating information already provided here, but I have just stumbled across a freebie from Gutenberg. It was the pencil drawing of the inside of a church which caught my attention, so maybe............
Did you ever get your photo because I found one?
No the best that was found was one of the bombed out building, roofless and sad
My grandparents lived around the corner is Eastfield street. Their son Charles Ernest Cable married here and died in ww1. The church made this memorial to him...amongst others
Thank you for sharing the picture Gary - my family too lived in Eastfield Street at various times over the years. My maternal grandma was born in Eastfield Street in 1881
What a lovely tribute to your relative, and so lucky it survived.
I know this is an old thread, but perhaps some of you are still reading it. I too was looking for photos of St Johns Church, Halley Street, Stepney. It was my mother's (and family) local church where she attended. Her mother and aunt were both married there. She lived in Manning, Eastfield and Carr Street, all before the war. She was born in 1924 and the local children attended this church. Each year up until the war they went on holiday to Pevensey on the south coast. One of the patrons of the church was Seymour Joly de Lotbiniere, a director of the BBC. He used to go with the children and began his outside broadcasting by filming and taking pictures of the children at their camp site. Incidentally my mother is still alive (aged 95) and was so pleased to see the photo of the church as as she remembered it (before being destroyed). She knew a lot of the children who attended the church and went to Halley Street Street (children from that school very evacuated to Goring on Thames). My mother never returned to live in Stepney, she married and moved to different part of the UK, but well remembers the street and times she lived in the area.
Welcome Pat. Many of the contributors to this thread are still reading them and will be most happy to see your post.
Hello Pat and welcome to Top Dog. I have just re-read this thread and well remember the game of ‘hunt the picture’
I think I might have another look .......
Hello and Welcome Pat,
Your mum lived close to where my parents grew up - dad was born in Halley Street (in 1913), and his youngest brother born in 1923 - although his family moved about in the Limehouse area, he was never far from it (Eastfield Street was where my maternal side lived). I think Dad must have gone to Halley Street School, but I know mum went to Caley Street School, which is still there, and just a few streets away from Halley Street.
Here is a rare photo of St John the Evangelist, Halley Street, Limehouse Fields. No more hunting, I hope this helps you all.
The church from the south showing its damaged roof, with gasometers beyond. The church has since been demolished. Photographed By Herbert Felton 1940-1944.
Thank you so much @Church Hunter - I did finally locate a similar picture of the bombed building and it is very kind of you to share the one above as well.
I can hardly believe it is 5 years ago that I started this thread
Separate names with a comma.