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Jenkin family, builders

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#1 eleanorw28


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Posted 08 September 2009 - 09:34 AM

I am a new member, and signed up in the hope of someone having information about my Jenkin ancestors, who were Builders and Decorators in Upper Norwood from about 1881 until the late 1950s. The addresses associated with the family (according to Directories & Censuses) are:- Westow St (14, 44, 25), Carberry Rd (12, 1) 21 Hawke Rd (I have an old 1922 photo),14 Dulwich Wood Ave (previously The Avenue), and 10 Surrey Villas, Woodland Rd.The last three were probably not connected with the business but residences. Most of these have been demolished and redeveloped, but I think that Foresters Hall nos. 25 & 27 Westow St are the original buildings. My parents were married at Westow Hill Methodist Chapel.
As I live in Scotland I have had to use Google Street view and history websites to get information. I would love to hear of any memories or theories, no matter how tenuous.

Edited by eleanorw28, 08 September 2009 - 09:35 AM.

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Posted 13 September 2009 - 09:23 PM

Hi Eleanor,

Welcome to VN. We do have a few local history buffs in the forums, so hopefully someone can help.


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