Thankfull Sturdee (1852 – 1934)

Thankfull Sturdee (1852 – 1934)

Born in 1852 at 209 Evelyn Street; his father was a tailor, then a stationer.  The family had a long connection with Deptford.  Thankfull Sturdee married Catherine Sarah Bland in 1883 when he was living at 27 Albyn Road, St. John’s, London SE8. The 1901 Census...
The woman the people of Deptford called OUR Queen

The woman the people of Deptford called OUR Queen

Local Deptford resident Kath Duncan (1888-1954) lived in Deptford most of her life at 19 Lind Street, St John’s, 1948-1950. Local author, historian, playwright, activist Ray Barron-Woolford, who also lives in St Johns, has just published on the back of his highly...
Did You Know?

Did You Know?

Did you know that the former Deptford Power Station is regarded as the world’s first centralised power station.  Since the sixteenth century, Deptford had provisioned all vessels associated with pioneering voyages. Sir Francis Drake departed from its banks in...
Before the growth and expansion of London

Before the growth and expansion of London

Until the industrialisation of Britain that led to the rapid sprawl of London over the first half and middle of the Nineteenth century, south-east London was a series of market towns and villages each with an economy focussed on servicing what were then the two...