Friday, 27 May 2011

Old Deptford High Street

News Shopper has published some old photos of Deptford High Street which have been dug out by BBC researchers working on a documentary about the high street for a series to be broadcast next year.

Unfortunately the image quality on the website is not great, so it's difficult to get an accurate idea of the exact locations; I particularly like the one of H Wellbeloved's shop although it is somewhere on the high street rather than Bill's current shop at the bottom of Tanner's Hill.


mail said...

Wellbeloved Butchers..
1914 PO directory lists a "W.H.Wellbeloved Butcher" at 15a
High St. N0.15 was a Tailors shop.
I have compared the windows in the photo with the windows of No.15 as it is now (via Google Earth) They look the same to me both have distinct features.Just a thought.

Monkeyboy said...

I've got a copy of an OS map (1894). It lists a Wm Beloved, butcher at No 15 and a Phillip Beck, "china dealer" at 15a.

mail said...

Wellbeloved PS.
Both 1891 and 1901 Census show
Wellbeloved Butchers at No 13 High St. Could be, he had both shops at one point

mail said...

Wellbeloved PPS...
PO Directory 1882 gives his address as No.15
PO Directory 1915 sayes 13A.
Looks as if this confusion of the numbering system rather than 2 shops,
but who knows?

Anonymous said...

Hi there

The picture was donated to us by the Wellbeloved family last year who kindly also allowed us to use it in the News Shopper article. It's where the Orient Chinese restaurant is now based. Great pic isn't it!

Jaime, Our Secret Streets

Anonymous said...

The shop was at 13a Deptford High Street