The Day the Spike Closed Down

4 Spike users

On 31st May,1962 the Spike finally closed down as accommodation for the casual poor or tramps as they were now called. There would no longer be a Reception Centre for tramps at St Luke’s. James Feeney, a regular caller said that it was a calamity for tramps.

Researcher Naomi Taylor found this article while searching Surrey Advertiser archives at the Surrey History Centre.