New Conduit Street

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Re: New Conduit Street

Postby EWW » 18 Oct 2008, 17:38

I was informed yesterday that the person in the pram and the girl pushing it are no other
than Dick Goodchild and his sister, the man taking pic was Mr Goodchild senior. Pic first
posted by O-G. The info came straight from the horses mouth at true's yesterday.

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Re: New Conduit Street

Postby Mivalanchi » 21 Oct 2008, 09:32

That certainly was a very good child looking after her brother like that.
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Re: New Conduit Street

Postby EWW » 21 Oct 2008, 14:11

Can't remember what he said her name was :oops: , will ask tomorrow, unless you know Miv?
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Re: New Conduit Street

Postby EWW » 09 Nov 2008, 20:49

The girls name pushing the pram was "Esme Goodchild"
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Re: New Conduit Street

Postby apollonine » 15 Sep 2010, 10:12

I can remember going to this long building as a small boy for one or two childrens partys. Can anyone say if it was known as The British Restaurant....


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Re: New Conduit Street

Postby wallywombat » 15 Sep 2010, 10:49

:) It was the British Restaraunt in my younger!! days my Grandmother knew the manager and we went in there several times for a snack. I also went there at least once for a childrens party of Eastern Counties Bus Co, my Father at the time being a Bus Conductor. :)
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Re: New Conduit Street

Postby teddybear1959 » 15 Sep 2010, 12:31

Fantastic picture!

The building on the right, in the foreground is interesting because the back part of it used to look onto the Purfleet. I am nearly finished a book I am writing about the filling in of the Purfleet and the step in the building was caused when the buildings on High Bridge were pulled down.

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Re: New Conduit Street

Postby rospaul » 15 Sep 2010, 13:29

:smt017 ..... The old British restaurant was managed for many years by Edward Charles (big ted) Rye and his wife, can't recall her name but I'm sure someone will remember it.

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Re: New Conduit Street

Postby EWW » 15 Sep 2010, 14:08

If you look back to the first page of this thread you will see a bit more about it.
Schools used it also at one time.
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Re: New Conduit Street

Postby EWW » 15 Sep 2010, 14:19

The small building lower left used to be a public toilets. I can see the notice in my
minds eye now that said on the wall "PLEASE ADJUST DRESS BEFORE LEAVING" I
can remember saying to my mum "Why do it say dress mum, men wear trousers"
and her laughing as it I had told the best joke ever. :)
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Re: New Conduit Street

Postby thaberland » 15 Sep 2010, 14:32

:D I dont remeber too much but I worked there in 1955 for a short time as a waitress, didnt the same folks that ran that also ran the Towers restaurant?? :roll:
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Re: New Conduit Street

Postby Mivalanchi » 15 Sep 2010, 15:12

I though the british restaurant was above Peakes Furniture store in Saturday Market Place?
The one in New Conduit Street was called the Vancouver Civic Restaurant.
I used to go to the socials and dances there in the 1950s.
It was very popular for parties etc.
The only amplification for the bands that played were for the singers.
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Re: New Conduit Street

Postby spainguy » 15 Sep 2010, 18:43

Sisters Marion Stain and Elsie Henry nee Loades outside Marion's cafe in New Conduit Street in 1955. It was in the building later to become DER Television. She ran it for 6 years and it was called The Regent Cafe.


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Re: New Conduit Street

Postby EWW » 15 Sep 2010, 19:42

This is it. First posted by "Choks"

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Re: New Conduit Street

Postby bryemycaz » 15 Sep 2010, 20:49

Can anyone tell me what that large chapel type building is thats to the left of the old post office. In that Picture, was there a chapel down broad street?
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