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Title: Woolwich
Post by: tipoom on Saturday 24 February 07 01:44 GMT (UK)
Can someone tell me if the following address still exit:

19 Engineer Rd, Woolwich, England.

This was Michael McElligott  my Ggreatgrandfather`s address in 1881.
My Ggreatgrandmonther was Mary (Leahy) McElligott. 

Thanks

Alain
Title: Re: Woolwich
Post by: Geoff E on Saturday 24 February 07 11:44 GMT (UK)
The only road of that name is in Wiltshire.

www.streetmap.co.uk
Title: Re: Woolwich
Post by: Sylviaann on Saturday 24 February 07 13:09 GMT (UK)
There is an Engineer Close in Woolwich which you can find on the Streetmap site.  The area has been altered a bit but The Close is in the same place that the road was.  In my 1950's map it comes off Jackson Street.  There was a lot of bombing in that area during WW2 due to being so close to the docks and the Royal Arsenal.

Sylviaann
Title: Re: Woolwich
Post by: casalguidi on Saturday 24 February 07 14:44 GMT (UK)
Sylviaann could well be right with the location as a 1914 directory lists Engineer Road, Woolwich as leading from Gildersome Street to Jackson Street with Milward Street leading off of Engineer Road.

Casalguidi
Title: Re: Woolwich
Post by: Sylviaann on Saturday 24 February 07 16:28 GMT (UK)
A bit blurry but down the bottom in the middle running almost parallel to Woolwich Comn it says
Engin
eer R
between Gildersome S and Jackson St and at the top of Millward

Sylviaann
Title: Re: Woolwich
Post by: moors on Wednesday 28 February 07 11:32 GMT (UK)
Gildersom Street no longer there.
Title: Re: Woolwich
Post by: Sylviaann on Wednesday 28 February 07 15:54 GMT (UK)
It seems I didn't add the map to my last post.  I hope it is there now

Sylviaann
Title: Re: Woolwich
Post by: tipoom on Friday 02 March 07 01:14 GMT (UK)
Hi  Sylviaann,

I cannot locate the street. I think that there is a missing part of the map.

Thanks

Alain
Title: Re: Woolwich
Post by: Sylviaann on Friday 02 March 07 15:50 GMT (UK)
Between D & E at the bottom there is a road called Woolwich comn going up.  It is next to the Comn bit

as I said in my previous post
A bit blurry but down the bottom in the middle running almost parallel to Woolwich Comn it says
Engin
eer R
between Gildersome S and Jackson St and at the top of Millward


Sylviaann
Title: Re: Woolwich
Post by: tipoom on Saturday 03 March 07 00:49 GMT (UK)
Thanks for the clarification.
Title: Re: Woolwich
Post by: bluemincepies on Sunday 02 September 12 11:35 BST (UK)
I was born in 29 Engineer Road, my grandparents house at the time, 1961. The whole area suffered pretty badly during WW2 due to the proximity to miltary and industrial sites. The area was flattened and redeveloped in the early 1970's and Engineer Road disappeared
Title: Re: Woolwich
Post by: moors on Thursday 06 September 12 13:49 BST (UK)
In my London Street map Engineer Road runs between Jackson Street and Gildersome Street with Milward Street between these two streets and touching Engineering Road. I believe in  1941 a bomb dropped between Milward Street and Gildersome Street. In 1906 my Mother was (B) at 32 Gildersome Street.
Title: Re: Woolwich
Post by: bowman on Monday 03 June 13 20:28 BST (UK)
I was born in 29 Engineer Road, my grandparents house at the time, 1961. The whole area suffered pretty badly during WW2 due to the proximity to miltary and industrial sites. The area was flattened and redeveloped in the early 1970's and Engineer Road disappeared

Hi, my Aunt and Uncle lived at 33 Engineer Road until about 1962, by the name of Sheen, ring any bells?? During the war I played with my cousins in the passageway along side of the pub right opposite my Aunts house, but for the life of me cannot recall the name, any chance that you know it before it was demolished along with the rest of the properties in that area??

Bowman
Title: Re: Woolwich
Post by: bluemincepies on Wednesday 05 June 13 12:47 BST (UK)
I was born in 29 Engineer Road, my grandparents house at the time, 1961. The whole area suffered pretty badly during WW2 due to the proximity to miltary and industrial sites. The area was flattened and redeveloped in the early 1970's and Engineer Road disappeared

Hi, my Aunt and Uncle lived at 33 Engineer Road until about 1962, by the name of Sheen, ring any bells?? During the war I played with my cousins in the passageway along side of the pub right opposite my Aunts house, but for the life of me cannot recall the name, any chance that you know it before it was demolished along with the rest of the properties in that area??

Bowman

Hi Bowman

My grandparents, Alf and Beat Wilson, lived there until I was about 7-8yo and I certainly do have strong memories of the place. My mother, Joan, was brought up there and she does remember the Sheen family, but not any first names. Apparently there was a daughter a little younger than my mum (born 1939).

The pub you remember was the Barrack Tavern which was at the end of that alleyway and fronted on to Woolwich Common. I seem to remember that there was a small grocers there too. The other local pub was the Manor Arms at the other end of Engineer Road. I have the electoral register from that time so that may prompt her to remember more.

Edit - After posting this, my mum just called having remembered that the daughter at No. 33 was Brenda Sheen, presumably your cousin?

Regards

Peter
Title: Re: Woolwich
Post by: bowman on Wednesday 05 June 13 18:37 BST (UK)
Thanks Peter for solving this dilemma for me, I could not for the life of me, remember the pubs name and it does not appear on the 'Lost pubs of London' website.

I can PM you with further about my Aunts family, if you would like.

Bowman

Title: Re: Woolwich
Post by: bluemincepies on Wednesday 05 June 13 20:10 BST (UK)
Thanks Peter for solving this dilemma for me, I could not for the life of me, remember the pubs name and it does not appear on the 'Lost pubs of London' website.

I can PM you with further about my Aunts family, if you would like.

Bowman

Hi Bowman, I'm positive that my mum would love to know more. she loved growing up there.

Many thanks

Peter
Title: Re: Woolwich
Post by: bluemincepies on Thursday 02 January 14 10:51 GMT (UK)
I just picked this up from the London forum here..

http://maps.nls.uk/os/london-1890s/index.html

London maps from 1893-96 at 5"=1 Mile scale (huge!)

Engineer Road is very clearly laid out