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27th July 2018

Clement Street 1964

Smith Bros., 1960


12th March 2018

Memories of Julie Harvey

Sarah Luckman mother of Albert, Arthur, Joe, Florence and an Ada who my mom remembers calling Aunty Bede. Florence was my momís nan, her mom Sarah lived for some time at 34 Clement Street which was across the way from Albert and Ada's house in King Edwards Road.


My mom said they used to shop at Hickman's and she remembers they had a wet fish slab and rabbits.  There was a faggot and peas shop around the corner from Hickman's in Nelson Street. My mom remembers her uncle wag used to go around to Joeís house and they would play darts in the back yard.


 My momís mom Ivy Hoccom (ne Sutton) said one of Sarah's sons moved away and they took Sarah with them as they felt she would be safer as there were a lot of railway siding s there by their house and my momís not sure if it was Albert and Ada she went with.


 For some time, Sarah had 34 Clement Street as a shop and when she moved away sometime during the second world war she left the shop to Florence, but it wasn't long before they had to shut the shop, and Florence's brothers helped her turn it back into a house. Sarah used to make aprons and petticoats which she sold to the boaties from Gas Street basin which was there main stay of money, everyone else in the family was on the slate, the barges could only shop on a Sunday and Sunday opening was abolished during the war.


 My mom remembers going to see Sarah at her sonís house after they moved.  My mom, Janet said they left Clement St in 1964 and my momís gran Florence went with them too.  Sarah did get married again to a Mr Kimberly. Sarahís buried in Warstone Lane Cemetery.


 My mom Janet went to Nelson Street Junior and Infants school and so did her mom, my nan, Ivy.



21st December 2015

Memories of Jeff Lawlor

The Photographs Ingemar Lindhal took are fantastic, memories come flooding back as I knew a few of those kids.  I came from Clement Street, times were hard, but no harder than anyone else I suppose!


I look at those photos and realise that they were really bad slums, but we knew no different then!  No one had a bathroom, no one had any form of heating except a coal fire, that's if you could afford coal! never mind the deposit for the Barrow!!


We had one blanket on our bed with about six old worn out Overcoats thrown on for good measure, no Sheets!! Believe it or not!


I look back now and all I see are good times, but I think that is an illusion, it really was hard, many a time the Headmaster of Nelson Street School (Mr Lubbock) would call me to his office and give me a little Brown (tied up) parcel to take home!  It was a second hand clothes parcel for us three kids!  Ah, bless him!


Now I sit here with my iPad, in a lovely self-built house overlooking the Sea, Central Heating pumping warmth out, and a glass of Red wine, having just had a nice salad at teatime and thinking how fortunate I now am!



4th April 2011


I was born in 2 back of 8 Clement Street in 1957, my two older brothers were born there as well and went to one of the schools there.

I have two photos, taken in 1960/61,which were took at the school with my two brothers on them;

I don't know what school it was as I never asked them.

The top photo. My other brother Jeffrey Morris is third row up second from left.

The bottom photo, my brother Melvin Morris is in the first row in the middle.




Thank you, Michael Morris


February 1967

February 1967

Clement Street, 1962

Clement Street, 1965

Clement Street, 1964

Clement Street, 1961