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RE: SOHO HILL HOCKLEY

#31 by Sheldonboy , Tue May 12, 2015 7:28 pm

He probably worked there


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RE: SOHO HILL HOCKLEY

#32 by astoness , Tue May 12, 2015 8:44 pm

Quote: Sheldonboy wrote in post #31
He probably worked there


volty didnt but one of his ancestors ran it...


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RE: SOHO HILL HOCKLEY

#33 by Voltman , Wed May 13, 2015 9:35 am

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oh well done volty great find there cant be many photos of this pub knocking about... did you find it in a book...

It was on Ancestry. I think one of my relatives may have put it there. I didn't get to see it until I subscribed.


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RE: SOHO HILL HOCKLEY

#34 by astoness , Wed May 13, 2015 9:53 am

well im very glad they did volty...good old ancestry


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RE: SOHO HILL HOCKLEY

#35 by lynne webb , Wed May 13, 2015 8:58 pm

Where is this pub, I cant get me bearings.

 
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#36 by astoness , Wed May 13, 2015 10:27 pm

here you go lynne..pub in pink..it was just down from the pally cinema on the other side..


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#37 by lynne webb , Wed May 13, 2015 10:48 pm

Thanks Lyn, I know where I am now.

 
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#38 by astoness , Wed May 13, 2015 10:51 pm

great lynne...i dont recall this pub..would imagine it was swept away along with everything else on that side for the hockley flyover..


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RE: SOHO HILL HOCKLEY

#39 by Voltman , Thu May 14, 2015 10:08 am

I have printed the map, laid it over my PC screen with google showing the area. I Scaled google to match the map, then with my finger on the pub I removed the paper.
The pub was more or less exactly where we are standing in this google view.


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RE: SOHO HILL HOCKLEY

#40 by astoness , Thu May 14, 2015 12:14 pm

i would say thats about right volty


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RE: SOHO HILL HOCKLEY

#41 by Slow Jo , Thu May 14, 2015 8:03 pm

I remember that flyover being built it was when I worked at the roebuck pub ,early 60s before that you had a policeman on traffic duty on hockley brook junction ,it was usually a bottle neck for the traffic when it was busy ,and I don't think he improved it a lot .


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RE: SOHO HILL HOCKLEY

#42 by astoness , Fri May 15, 2015 8:01 am

jo its changed so much round there now but there are still a few old landmarks left for me to investigate...i still have a pull for the area and go down quite often...i was going to say i spent the happiest days of my life round there but perhaps the most carefree days of my life would be better...


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RE: SOHO HILL HOCKLEY

#43 by Slow Jo , Sat May 16, 2015 8:56 pm

My mom was born in heaton street one of the back to back's that was in 1907 she died on june 9 1995 it would have been there 60 wedding anniversary.


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RE: SOHO HILL HOCKLEY

#44 by astoness , Mon Jun 01, 2015 2:21 pm

this is a cracker folks.. i wonder if jo can place exactly where it is on soho hill


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#45 by Slow Jo , Mon Jun 01, 2015 8:50 pm

Iv'e looked at that pic 'in detail ,got jan to enlarge it for me ,and a magnifying glass ,but the detail is not very good .it is very early ,and it look's like the top of the hill with key hill the turn off.


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