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Title: Bopeep?Pembury
Post by: Isobelruss on Thursday 24 July 08 10:32 BST (UK)
I have a birth certificate and the address looks like Bopeep Pembury sub district Brenchley. Am I† reading it right or should it be something else

Isy :(
Title: Re: Bopeep?Pembury
Post by: BettyofKent on Thursday 24 July 08 10:55 BST (UK)
Surprisingly there is :)
I've googled Bopeep, Penbury Kent & is seems there's a place called Bo-peep Corner in Pembury.

I wonder if it's as nice as it sounds ;D

Betty
Title: Re: Bopeep?Pembury
Post by: Isobelruss on Thursday 24 July 08 10:57 BST (UK)
Thanks Betty.
How cute is that :D
Title: Re: Bopeep?Pembury
Post by: micknyve on Thursday 24 July 08 16:23 BST (UK)
Hi there,

If it is in Pembury, Kent (near Tunbridge Wells) then it is Bo Peep - my husband had ancestors from there too!

Yvonne
Title: Re: Bopeep?Pembury
Post by: poppyann on Thursday 24 July 08 20:33 BST (UK)
Hi, Bo Peep is in Pembury and years ago there was a village sign of Bo Peep. It now has a Pembury Sign. Poppyann
Title: Re: Bopeep?Pembury
Post by: BettyofKent on Thursday 24 July 08 20:36 BST (UK)
I've been trying to find out how the name came about, but no luck :(
I suppose it's something only the locals would know!

Betty
Title: Re: Bopeep?Pembury
Post by: Siamese Girl on Friday 25 July 08 16:14 BST (UK)
My husband who grew up in the Bo Peep end of Pembury says "it's because she used to live there"† ;D

To be truthful he has no idea, excpet that there used to be a Bo Peep Stores there. There's lower and upper green, Woodgate one end of the village and Bo Peep the other as you head out towards Lamberhurst.

Oh, and it isn't all that wonderful† just a lot of ordinary houses ;D

Carole
Title: Re: Bopeep?Pembury
Post by: BettyofKent on Friday 25 July 08 20:25 BST (UK)
Perhaps an eccentric person lived there, & used to dress up as Bo Peep ;D

How disappointing to hear it's just a row of houses!

Betty
Title: Re: Bopeep?Pembury
Post by: spongebob on Monday 11 August 08 17:56 BST (UK)
Here's an old postcard of Bo Peep from ebay...

(http://i11.ebayimg.com/02/i/000/d1/06/2661_1.JPG)
Title: Re: Bopeep?Pembury
Post by: spongebob on Monday 11 August 08 18:03 BST (UK)
Found this map too which on the bottom right shows "Bo Peep Green"...

(http://www.pbss-de.com/pembury/maps/OS1819-1892.jpg)
Title: Re: Bopeep?Pembury
Post by: spongebob on Monday 11 August 08 18:06 BST (UK)
And a then and now picture of Bo Peep Corner...

(http://www.pbss-de.com/pembury/bopeepast.jpg)

(http://www.pbss-de.com/pembury/pemburytoday009.jpg)
Title: Re: Bopeep?Pembury
Post by: Siamese Girl on Monday 11 August 08 18:40 BST (UK)
That all looks very familiar :)

Carole
Title: Re: Bopeep?Pembury
Post by: SHAFFREY on Sunday 30 October 11 22:30 GMT (UK)
Hope i m not to late Bo peep the very end of Pembury had a little row of cottages call Providence Place my gran siblings & her mother & father lived there i have the names of all the people that lived in the cottages 1911 my great grandmothers sister married the next door neigbour i have a photo of children in the hop fields signed cook (which was next door) sadly there where pulled down in the early 60s
Regards   
Title: Re: Bopeep?Pembury
Post by: Little Bopeep on Sunday 26 August 18 17:31 BST (UK)
Hi

I am just looking into my family tree and we have just found out that we had family living in Bopeep providence place, Pembury. Over 30 years 1911, 1901 and 1891.

We saw your posts and would love to hear from anyone especially Shaffrey as we are the Cook family that you mention you have the name written on the back of the photo. For some reason I cannot see the photos that have been posted here i donít know how old this thread is?

Really look forward to hearing from anyone