Awesome new email from Roy Boardman in Naples who really has the answers to some of the questions I posted -- he was a pupil under Arthur Harvey and really has the goods we're after. Unfortunately, his attempt to put his thoughts in the form of a blog comment went wrong, but fortunately he took the trouble to find my email, from the King's College London website.
So, the blog works beyond our dreams!
Seems what we need is a dedicated blog for our Walworth / Mina Road history research. We could post photos, documents etc as well as people's reminiscences. A job for the researcher we'll be employing, I think -- probably from April or May.
Meanwhile, anyone else with interesting memories, post a comment!