Curlew Street

12 Curlew Street was where Michael Lyons 1861 was living, in 2 rooms, in 1891C with his wife and 4 children. They were still there in 1901C. He, a lighterman, and his wife, both aged 50, are still there, living in 1 room, in 1911C. Also, in 3 rooms there, his eldest child Mary Ann, her husband Jeremiah Coakley & their children . The Cokeleys are still there through to 1922 at least: Michael Lyons ceases to be mentioned in 1919 - he died in fact in 1915 but no Electoral Roll books during the war - but his wife, Mary Ann, seems to be there until 1922.

It is situated just to the East of the south side of Tower bridge, and runs at 90 degrees to the Thames: it runs N S from Shad Thames to Queen Elizabeth Street.

Have confirmed Michael there in Electoral Roll Books held in Southwark Archives and also on fiche at the LMA.

There is a picture of 16 Curlew Street,[ now demolished] with ornate mouldings, on page 44 of 'Bermondsey & Rotherhithe remembered' by Stephen Humphrey.

That part of the street with number 12 is now modern. I visited it in 2012

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Curlew Street is shown centre top, perpendicular to the Thames .

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