It is one I have taken for granted but nicely shows just how Eltham has changed in a century and reminds me how I have yet to track down the story of Eltham Brewery and the Kenward brothers who were listed as the owners in 1914.*
The brewery was originally further up the High Street but so far I haven’t discovered much in the way of any references to either building.
That said I did come across a James Kenward at Rosslyn on Footscray Road in the 1890s but he appears not to have been connected with brewing, so the hunt goes on.
In the meantime I will also go in search of shop keepers who occupied the properties on the south side of the road.
Location; Eltham, London
*When a pint of Eltham Ale cost 2½d and came from our own brewery ......... Eltham in 1874, http://chorltonhistory.blogspot.co.uk/2015/11/when-pint-of-eltham-ale-cost-2d-and.html
Pictures; looking down to Eltham Hill, 2015 from the collection of Elizabeth and Colin Fitpatrick, and the brewery in 1915 GRW 325 in 1917, GRW 215, http://boroughphotos.org/greenwich/ courtesy of Greenwich Heritage Centre, http://www.greenwichheritage.org/site/index.php