King’s Road

King's road today

Your memories of King’s road.

Rent Book. Copyright Ron Jameson

A rent book cover from the 1950’s

Inside of rent book. Copyright Ron Jameson

The rent book (inside card) from the 1950’s

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  1. Does anyone remember the bookies in Kings Road, operating outside the law, long before betting shops were legalised ?

    • Hello Gwen,yes my Mother,Nellie`Helen`Smith,who lived at 411 Kings road,used that bookie`s, only sixpenny doubles,as I remember.but was always delighted when she won even a small amount.Then she used the bookie up by the co op.Sadly she died in 1998,aged nearly 93.I think of her every day.
      Joan Smith,nee Smith-I married a Smith`Colin`

    • Yes we lived about 6 doors away (503). My mom Francis Jones, and Gran Gladys Jones often had threepenny bet and I , as a small child would take the bet down and put it in the hand of the man standing outside the bookies. Happy, happy days ken jones

    • Yes I remember the bookies, they always had a bloke leaning on the fence outside,pretending to read the paper, when he saw a copper we was all locked away in the shed on the pathway till they were gone.


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