Broadley Street

By Georgina Colbeck

Photo:View of Broadley Street c.1900

View of Broadley Street c.1900

Westminster City Archives

Photo:View of Broadley Street at junction with Penfold Street 1961

View of Broadley Street at junction with Penfold Street 1961

Photo:View of Broadley Street looking North along Penfold Street towards Church Street 1960s

View of Broadley Street looking North along Penfold Street towards Church Street 1960s

Pelling & Cross

Photo:View of bomb damage to Whitfield House, Salisbury Street taken from the junction with Broadley Street in May 1941

View of bomb damage to Whitfield House, Salisbury Street taken from the junction with Broadley Street in May 1941

Photograph by Pelling & Cross

This page was added on 23.03.2010.
Comments about this page

In the 1940s and 50s and maybe earlier, on the corner of Penfold and Broadley Streets, there was a Fish and Chip shop I think called Bells? We kids used to go and buy a farthing's worth of Crackerlings, the leftovers from the cooking of the fish and chips. Mr. Bell would wrap them in white butcher paper and then newspaper.

By Patrick Kelly
On 07.01.2012

I think everybody knew Bells the fish shop, we used to collect wood from the market and take it to him and he gave us 'loads' of chips. Great days! The rest of the wood we broke up and sold it as fire-wood around the flats.

By Roy Dalby
On 07.07.2012

I remember the fish and chip shop. I used to go to the pictures with my Nan (Elizabeth Buck from 30 Daventry Street). The picture house was on Edgware Road and we used to have fish and chips with crackling on the way home. Remember the lovely crackling well. Linda Law

By Linda Law
On 23.02.2013

My dad Harry Lee lived in Whitfield House with his family. I remember him telling me that he had come home on leave from the Army to find it had been bombed. An incredible photograph!

 

By Linda Sargent (Nee Lee)
On 01.07.2015

Yes, I remember Bell's Fish shop, same for us, the crackling 

I remember the large salt and the vinegar bottle. Some scallywags would loosen the tops so as you use them the whole lot poured out (I wonder who ??) .

There was Metcalf the bike shop and the Robinson Crusoe Pub. Do you remember The Dillon Family ? 

Michael Wilson 

By Michael wilson
On 03.11.2016

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