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Is Staff St, Islington, Greater London EC1 on a Hill?

somerstown

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Long shot here, but I have a photo with "Staff Hill" written on the back. The date is 1946 and the person concerned was in London for much of his life. I have not been able to identify Staff Hill, but wondered if "Staff St, Islington, Greater London EC1", near Old Street station, is on a hill and might be referred to as such?
 

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'Photo attached, Harold William Arber born London 1902 died London 1954. Back of 'photo has "Staff Hill" and 1946 on it. Uniform is American Red Cross Field Director.
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http://www.redcross.org/museum/history/WW2Canteens.asp

Hi Somerstown...great link this which i enjoyed reading.
Wasnt your Arber a bus driver?...in which case almost certainly drived these buses for the canteens etc.
There is a contact on the web page and maybe drop them a line....all though probably not being able to give you info on your Arber you may get an answer to Staff Hill my gut feeling is that Staff Hill was a place these canteens visited and not a base.......
Well done on posting the pic and like Carol i love to see old photos.....and its a cracker.

Lee.
 

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Thanks for the link Lee. I will have a read through.
Don't know what he did in the ARC. The Imperial War Museum showed me some books with "Doughnut Dugouts" run by the ARC in London, a sort of mobile canteen.
Pre Second World War he was in the Merchant Navy. After 1946 he had a car hire business then for the last couple of years of his life he was a Motor Mail Van Driver for the GPO.
 
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