The residents of Lewisham and their ancestors have come from every corner of the globe. Most images of these people have yet to be seen by the wider public.
Unfortunately, in a few years, many precious, historic images will be dust, especially the mass-produced colour images of the 1970's and 80's. It is important that they are preserved, and publishing them online is one way of doing so, and sharing them with the world.

Friday, July 27, 2007

Deptford. The Colins Collection

Dennis and Kath Peterson and cousin Jac at Speedweel House Deptford about 1949?

Dennis, Kath and Brenda Peterson at home Comet House Deptford, early 50's

Double wedding at St .Paul's Deptford 1938. Mum, Mary Johnson married Dad, Laurence (Ike) Peterson and her sister Kath Johnson married Harry Rayner.

Deptford stables
My dad, Ike Peterson. Harry Rayner, Jimmy Daley and Dan Peterson at the stables.

My grandad Peterson , far right, ran the stables in Murrays alley off Comet St, Deptford.
Brother Dennis, 2nd left, charged 6 old pence to view the circus animals, that Billy Smarts used to stable there, while they set up on Blackheath.
Colin Peterson ( in sister Brendas arms )

The Peterson Family, from Deptford, 1954, having tea at the Halls hop farm in Marden .Kent

Holidaying at Yalding 1958. Renting this caravan behind Mays cafe.

Me, Sisters Kath and Brenda and mum. Our car Betsy, an Austin 12., at Halls farm Marden, Kent

Micky Gray from Hither Green, on Holiday in the 60's, at Leysdown.

Aunt Ada, from Downham, at Beech hop farm, Marden ,washing ready to go down the pub , The West End Tavern

Hop-picking. Kent.

The Peterson family, with 6 children. 1919. Grandad Peterson, just back from the Great war, where he was mustard gassed.

Ike Peterson and Jack Silverside outside Watergate House Deptford, where they lived.

Grandad Peterson with all of his children , My Dad Laurence, Sonny, Wally, Ada, Lil, Kit,at a picnic 1930.