Strudwick’s fish and chips, Commercial Way

From: Mrs June Brown (née Wilks)
Preston

Each edition of Peckham Society News gives me more and more pleasure. I would like to thank all concerned for the hard work involved in putting it all together. As a child living in Cator Street, I went with my mum to get our tea [from Strudwick’s fish and chip shop in Commercial Way] every Friday. My mum went to school with George Strudwick. His dad had a boot and shoe repair shop in Cator Street. George was invalided out of the army during the war and joined his wife in the fish and chip shop. I walked with my mum along Commercial Way thirty years ago and the shop was then a wool shop run by Mrs Strudwick and her daughter. As for George Moakes, the cats’ meat man, we traded with him for many years. I have so many wonderful memories. Thank you for keeping them alive.