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I have seen some of these before but I haven't seen the ones of the Lower Pavement at Soho Hill, or the Higher Pavement at Hockley Hill. Thanks for posting these, they were really interesting to see. Difficult to visualise how it used to be when you look at what is there now.
You have many fascinating pictures, which I thank you for sharing. I lived in Hockleybrook and though I am now a little long in the tooth, not quite as old as your pictures.
I remember The Benyon, The Turks head the policeman standing in the centre of the road directing traffic (good job the traffic wasn't as heavy as now, thought he sometimes took his life in hand then). Izons the chemist and The Coleman sisters who ran the newsagents.
Where do you get all these great old pictures from?
hi hockleybrook..no thanks are needed as i have said before i do get great pleasure in posting the pics..especially when they bring back memories to folk.... lets face it memories are all we have now of most places....oh and of course the pictures that i set so much store by....i collect my pics from everywhere really...from the library archives...out of books from the library such as the hockley ones i have just put on...and i am very lucky to have a few friends who also send me photos...
Great photo's Lyn - thanks for posting them. I especially like the ones of Hockley Hill/Soho Hill. As has been said, it is really hard to visualise that this is how it used to look. I used to work in Naden Road and have to walk up Hockley Hill to the post office. Jules
Hi Jules - I used to work on Hockley Hill, and also used to have to walk up to the post office every night after work. This was in the opposite direction to where I lived, so when the mail was posted it was back down Hockley Hill, and then up Soho Hill - kept us fit thought didn't it!
That's just how I remember it, or perhaps a little more weary than that, in the early 60's. The bus used to clock in there, the driver used to buy a cup of tea if I remember rightly before he went on his way. Just look at those lovely frocks in the window! Oh for those times again.