New Cross - The Hidden Gems

Discussion in 'London and the South East' started by mod, Jan 15, 2016.

  1. sealion

    sealion Well-Known Member

    TheDen1970s.jpg

    The old dog track to the left, opposite the Den.
     
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  2. ska invita

    ska invita back on the other side

    Thats not the same Den as now is it? And if not where was that old Den?
     
  3. sealion

    sealion Well-Known Member

    No its the "old den". The new ground is further across to the left( on Ilderton road) of what was Senegal fields. The old den was on cold blow lane in New cross,It stretched to Surrey canal road and also had an entrance on Ilderton road off of the Old kent road.

    Edited to add,, There is now a housing estate on the old ground.
     
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  4. ska invita

    ska invita back on the other side

    Somewhere near Bridgehouse Meadows?
    Google Maps
     
  5. Puddy_Tat

    Puddy_Tat lumpen proletaricat

    No

    where John Williams Close (or parts thereof) is now.

    Link (I hope) to 1947 mapping - the Bing mapping in the background shows Bridgehouse Meadows being used as a construction site for Overground.

    The railway line along the east side of New Cross Stadium was closed before WW1 and one of the stands built over it. The line re-opened a year or two back (on pretty much the same route) to restore the link from Surrey Quays to Queens Road Peckham stations.
     
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  6. sealion

    sealion Well-Known Member

    Yes.The meadows where just beyond the old ground and had a footbridge crossing Surrey canal road to Senegal fields where the Den now stands.
    Puddy cat is correct in regards to john williams close.It carrys a plaque remembering Millwall.

    Millwall plaque.jpg
     
  7. Puddy_Tat

    Puddy_Tat lumpen proletaricat

  8. mod

    mod A modernist

    What's going on with this planning permission debate around The Den at the moment
     
  9. spanglechick

    spanglechick High Empress of Dressing Up

    My friends used to live round the back of new cross, and on the corner of their road was the pub used for the exterior location of "The Winchester" in Shaun of the Dead. Impressive curved corner pub on a back street. Bet it's luxury flats or a tesco now...
     
  10. Puddy_Tat

    Puddy_Tat lumpen proletaricat

    this (south london press) has the latest (and link to a previous piece or two)
     
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  11. mod

    mod A modernist

  12. ska invita

    ska invita back on the other side

    Has anyone been to a music night at the White Hart?
    I want to check out their oldskool soundsystem...and if theres ever a vibe in there
     
  13. Orang Utan

    Orang Utan Sub-Sub-Librarian

    Got a mate playing there this Saturday. Might pop along.
     
  14. mod

    mod A modernist

    Very different pub these days. Not heard any live music in there though.
     
  15. ska invita

    ska invita back on the other side

    i was thinking dj sets in the back room...theyve got what looks like a lovely vintage 60 speaker stack

    expensive pub but some great strong beers on tap.
     
  16. mod

    mod A modernist

    Didnt know that. thanks.

    Food in there is decent.
     
  17. billbond

    billbond Well-Known Member

    A clip from the film "Once a Jolly Swagman" filmed at the New Cross stadium
    I was born and lived about 2 mins from here, so obvs im wall
    Infact a number of star brit names were in this film inl Bogarde Dirk and Billy Owen later compo in Last of the summer wine
     
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  18. billbond

    billbond Well-Known Member

    Always gets me thinking when i see that plaque
    Some of the best memories and times EVER for me spent in that area(site of the old Den)
    Yet sad as well, as my mother died on that road John Williams close in a care home about 2 mins walk from that plaque
    Dementia is one bar steward
     
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  19. sealion

    sealion Well-Known Member

    Likewise and i still miss the old place. It was a shithole but it was our shithole ;)
     

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