Davey Brothers

From: Andrew Parfitt

I came across your details on The Peckham Society website and wondered whether you would be interested in the following snippet of local history. My maternal grandfather, Alan Mould Davey, was born in 1915 at 19 Piermont Road. His father and Fred Davey, his uncle, ran a tailoring business at 214-216 Rye Lane. Alan worked at Davey Bros from 1933 until 1940, when he joined the army. His father and uncle continued to run the business during the war, but on Alan’s return in 1946 he decided to accept an offer that he had received for the shop.

My grandfather and I visited the former shop, to the north of Nigel Road, in 2003. At the time much of it was a Ladbrokes, but the exterior seemed fairly well preserved. We went up some external stairs at the side of the premises and saw the entrances to what had been flats for the staff.