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The photo was taken facing north-east on Lordship Lane between Winkfield and Acacia Roads.

The pub in the background was the Lordship Tavern, on the corner of Acacia Road. It was there from 1881 to 1926. It then moved down the road into a new mock Tudor building at number 606. This apparently opened in 1935. This pub was renamed The Lordship around 2007 and then The Sugar Cane in 2013. It lasted only a year in its latest guise before closing permanently. It is now trading as a Paddy Power bookmaker. (Apparently the pub also traded as The Pickled Newt and The Rat and Carrot at some point).

On the next corner to the west was The Freemasons pub.

The road was renumbered in 1926. This stretch was previously in the 60s/70s. So we know from the number of Hillers (630) that this photo was taken later than 1926. The vehicle buff stuff that follows tells us that we're probably at about 1930.

Vehicle MA 3093 was a Foden 5-ton wagon, works no 9840, built in 1920 and acquired second-hand by London United in 1928; LUT fitted the hydraulic crane. It passed to London Transport in 1933 and was withdrawn in 1937.

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Comment by Tony on August 23, 2018 at 12:10

I lived at the top end of Winkfield Road between 1966 & 1981 and don't ever remember there being a pub on the corner of Acacia Rd so it must have gone before 1966 or very soon after. The three pubs I remember in this area were the Seven Oaks, Freemasons and the Lordship.

Comment by Roy aka Smiffy on August 30, 2018 at 17:32

Superb picture Hugh. The sturdy steam wagons were the real heavy lifters of their day. Much used in London by heavy haulers, machinery movers and Chubb Safes.

Also  often used for domestic coal delivery our way. I loved to see the ‘steamer’ in Woodberry Grove delivering our half ton of fuel. The big tough men, ex-army leather jerkins, cloth caps and with the hundredweight (51kg) sacks balanced on their shoulders - tipping it into our coal bunker. Remembering that lovely evocative smell of wet coal (wet, it lessened the dust) and the thought that we had warmth for the coming winter.

Mum always tipped the men a shilling, it was hard work.

(Many years later I learned to drive and manintain traction engines at Amberly Museum where I was a volunteer).

Comment by Hugh on May 5, 2021 at 8:35

This image I've just added shows both the old Freemasons and the old Lordship Tavern.

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