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A gastric Folk Memory for South Londoners

GUEST,Nick Dow 06 Mar 18 - 09:21 AM
Jack Campin 06 Mar 18 - 12:25 PM
GUEST,Nick Dow 06 Mar 18 - 12:51 PM
John MacKenzie 06 Mar 18 - 12:53 PM
Andy7 06 Mar 18 - 01:13 PM
The Sandman 07 Mar 18 - 02:48 AM
The Sandman 07 Mar 18 - 02:53 AM
GUEST,Nick Dow 07 Mar 18 - 03:12 AM
vectis 07 Mar 18 - 04:48 AM
GUEST,Nick Dow 07 Mar 18 - 06:40 AM
GUEST,matt milton 07 Mar 18 - 07:36 AM
GUEST,Nick Dow 07 Mar 18 - 07:48 AM
GUEST,Nick Dow 07 Mar 18 - 08:13 AM
GUEST,John from Kemsing 09 Mar 18 - 10:52 AM
Eric the Viking 12 Mar 18 - 07:58 PM
GUEST,Nick Dow 15 Mar 18 - 08:38 AM
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Subject: A gastric Folk Memory for Sth. Londoners
From: GUEST,Nick Dow
Date: 06 Mar 18 - 09:21 AM

Ok! South London it's Indian territory but the food was good. Does anybody remember Mossy, who served the worlds most unhygienic sandwiches just a couple of miles south of Tower Bridge? The sandwiches were about three inches wide and stuffed with butter and off the bone boiled ham, which he used to cut with an enormous carving knife while arguing fiercely with his wife. As soon as you handed over the money she would give you a beaming smile with the words 'You won't go 'ungry fer no-one will yer luv!' Then a visit to the pie and mash shop at Peckham Rye Railway station on the way to the folk club for your tea. Nothing has tasted as good for years! Well The thread is not folk music but it's Folk Life. Where has it all gone? I miss it! and I can't make a sandwich that tastes as good. However Philadelphia Hoagie's came close (for our U.S.friends!)


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Subject: RE: A gastric Folk Memory for Sth. Londoners
From: Jack Campin
Date: 06 Mar 18 - 12:25 PM

I didn't live there for long but I remember Caribbean places where enormous jolly women sold "sorrel" (hibiscus cordial) with an amazing zing to it. They also did "strong back" (Guinness and condensed milk) which I never got round to.


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Subject: RE: A gastric Folk Memory for Sth. Londoners
From: GUEST,Nick Dow
Date: 06 Mar 18 - 12:51 PM

You've jogged my memory! There was a great one on Barry Street by the Rye. You could get red snapper there! I'd forgotten that. I'm off to have my tea.


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Subject: RE: A gastric Folk Memory for Sth. Londoners
From: John MacKenzie
Date: 06 Mar 18 - 12:53 PM

Jamaica Patties from the bakery at the entrance to Brixton Market !


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Subject: RE: A gastric Folk Memory for Sth. Londoners
From: Andy7
Date: 06 Mar 18 - 01:13 PM

I was a student in south London in the 80s. It was the first time I ever sampled a McDonald's burger!


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Subject: RE: A gastric Folk Memory for Sth. Londoners
From: The Sandman
Date: 07 Mar 18 - 02:48 AM

I was born there, and remember an ice cream shop in montpelier vale blackheath that made its own ice cream


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Subject: RE: A gastric Folk Memory for Sth. Londoners
From: The Sandman
Date: 07 Mar 18 - 02:53 AM

then in the mile end road was a butchers shop called Pike that made homemade saveloys that were superb.


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Subject: RE: A gastric Folk Memory for Sth. Londoners
From: GUEST,Nick Dow
Date: 07 Mar 18 - 03:12 AM

Any one for eels and liquor? OK..sorry!


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Subject: RE: A gastric Folk Memory for South Londoners
From: vectis
Date: 07 Mar 18 - 04:48 AM

Leaving The Troubadour and heading down to Covent Garden for a pie and a pint.


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Subject: RE: A gastric Folk Memory for South Londoners
From: GUEST,Nick Dow
Date: 07 Mar 18 - 06:40 AM

Leaving Dingles Folk Club and joining the night feeders at the pie and whelk stall near the Elephant and Castle. There was a crowd about five deep. If I were a songwriter...well Cyril beat me with 'The Oggie Man'


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Subject: RE: A gastric Folk Memory for South Londoners
From: GUEST,matt milton
Date: 07 Mar 18 - 07:36 AM

"a visit to the pie and mash shop at Peckham Rye Railway station"

There's still a pie and mash shop in Peckham, though not the one your referring to, that I keep meaning to try. Looks very enticing from the outside: a reassuringly old-fashioned facade of green tiles (butchers/old pub style).

I've lived in south london all my life and am pleased to say that both its folk clubs and its takeaway food are still thriving.


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Subject: RE: A gastric Folk Memory for South Londoners
From: GUEST,Nick Dow
Date: 07 Mar 18 - 07:48 AM

I was resisting the urge to go on Google earth to see what happened to Mossy and his Sandwiches and the Pie and Mash shop. My Dads old print shop is a convenience store now! That sort of put me off, I'll take a look now. The print shop was very near the Camberwell Beauty paper wholesaler. What happened to the art deco building and mosaic? Anybody know?


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Subject: RE: A gastric Folk Memory for South Londoners
From: GUEST,Nick Dow
Date: 07 Mar 18 - 08:13 AM

Mossy's is a grocers and the Pie and Mash shop is Manzes at 105 High street. Looks like the other one shut down. Oh well.....


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Subject: RE: A gastric Folk Memory for South Londoners
From: GUEST,John from Kemsing
Date: 09 Mar 18 - 10:52 AM

A quarter of a mile from what was "The Green Man"pub on Blackheath, where we ran a folk club, there is the junction of the A2 and the road that takes you to "The Royal Standard" There once was a snack van at that junction that served the most tasty bread rolls filled with fried mincemeat and HP sauce. The weekend footballers there made short work of them.


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Subject: RE: A gastric Folk Memory for South Londoners
From: Eric the Viking
Date: 12 Mar 18 - 07:58 PM

Leaving any club, bar, or coffee housein the Soho area ( Bunjes, Les Cousins, Die Fliedermouse , Les Macarbe etc) going to either the Golden Egg or the Wimpy in Piccadilly. Thurlow arms in West Norwood had some acts on, I did a couple of floor spots there, often had a Whelk and Winle stall outside with Jellied eels, the Cherry Tree in East Dulwich, Eight ( or five) Bells in Bromley with the sea food stall outside. Any regulars to the Cafe Des Artistes? Or the Ship in old Brompton Road?I left London in March 72.

Patties from Brixton Market..... and the smell of the dried Shark. Wasn't London a great place late sixties,bearly seventies?


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Subject: RE: A gastric Folk Memory for South Londoners
From: GUEST,Nick Dow
Date: 15 Mar 18 - 08:38 AM

London was-and most of the folk clubs, not so sure about the Macabre though! First time I've sung in a club with a selection of shrunken heads and decaying corpses round the walls. The obvious audience jokes are to be avoided out of respect (Bet you don't!..)


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