Lambeth Road – British Legion – Warrior’s Club

Memories of Dennis Elwell

Kingstanding British Legion club during the 1940’s

Memories of Lesley Harper

My mom has a copy of this photograph as my dad (Peter Harper) is in it. He is the seventh person towards the back in the row nearest the photographer, Although you can only see part of his face I would recognise that handsome chap anywhere. I have been told that the gentlemen in the photo actually helped erected the building it self. I recall seeing a photograph of them, including my dad, working on its construction. It is great to see this photo on the site as it brings back memories of my dad who is sadly no longer with us

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  1. I am new to my lap top and my memory is not so good these days but I remember happy nights at the Legion but was it Kingstanding or Perry Common. It was not far from the shops at bottom of Twickenham Road and my dear uncle Bernard Hall very often sang there and met his wife Jean there. Bernard and his pals Ike Hatch and Bobby Allen did a lot of good work for the legion. Sadly the three lads are no longer here but Jean Bernards wife has two fine sons and a lovely daughter. Maybe you remember their dad siinging. I was Shirley Bartram and lived in Twickenham Road. Now in Newcastle on Tyne but missing my home town.

  2. My mom has a copy of this photograph as my dad (Peter Harper) is in it. He is the seventh person towards the back in the row nearest the photographer, Although you can only see part of his face I would recognise that handsome chap anywhere. I have been told that the gentlemen in the photo actually helped erected the building it self. I recall seeing a photograph of them, including my dad, working on its construction. It is great to see this photo on the site as it brings back memories of my dad who is sadly no longer with us

  3. Lambeth rd, was were I grew up from 1948 to 1959, my father owned two or three shops in the area ( Richards of Kingstanding ), No 6 k 923 Queslett Rd then one down by the Scott Arms. I had great friends in that area, my best friends were John Corbat, Stan Jones. If i rember rightly john lived at 86.

  4. My dad Vince and mom Elsie Hughes spent many happy evenings at the Warriors. I recognize a few faces on the pic. The tall man at the very back on the right of the pic was Sam Banks. Billy Bonsor is the man sitting between the men standing. I think there is a Chattaway or two as well. No lager I see, only mild and bitter !


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