Bellingham Council Estate in South London

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Anthony J Sargeant grew up on the Bellingham Council Estate in South London in the 1940-50s. Although born and living just off the southern edge of the estate in a Maisonette in Worsley Bridge Road which was SE26 (not SE6) his paternal grandparents still lived in the very heart of the estate in King Alfred Avenue close to Elfrida Primary School where Tony went to school. (His maternal grandparents also lived on the estate in Broadmead but were both killed by a bomb on the last night of the London Blitz – 25th May 1941. This photograph shows the corner of Randlesdown Road and the Green which is at the heart of the estate. On the right of the picture is St Dunstans Parish Church built to serve the new estate in the 1920s in a vaguely byzantine style.

 

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