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by londheart
3 May 2020 03:35
Forum: Town Museum & Gallery
Topic: Origin of the words 'Naborhood Centre'
Replies: 21
Views: 25818

Re: Origin of the words 'Naborhood Centre'

Ten years on, I look back and see that the historical significance of the moniker was buried by a sceptical naysayer, here, and the 'naborhood' has meanwhile lost its unique link to pre-War black/reformist/radical culture. 🙁
by londheart
7 Mar 2012 17:46
Forum: Town Cafe
Topic: Similar messageboard for Penge?
Replies: 47
Views: 27097

Re: Similar messageboard for Penge?

Your'e not a fan then? :? Ambiguity is bad and rife enough already in realtime, without the need for it on a medium with no non-verbal meaning cues. Playful souls might find it fun, but the joke can't last forever. Internet communication has enormous potential for Penge, as elsewhere, but it's also...
by londheart
6 Mar 2012 17:05
Forum: Town Cafe
Topic: Similar messageboard for Penge?
Replies: 47
Views: 27097

Re: Similar messageboard for Penge?

= Bottomless, impermeable depths of possible irony and sarcarsm, aka 'the lowest form of wit:' something else one has to act on in any effective realtime (and virtual, IMHO) forum.
by londheart
5 Mar 2012 13:58
Forum: Town Cafe
Topic: Similar messageboard for Penge?
Replies: 47
Views: 27097

Re: Similar messageboard for Penge?

Voyageur wrote:
How insightful, londheart, for you to recognise your unfortunate traits.
Boring, predictable, nasty again - proves my point. I'm off to better things, now - a realtime meeting. When was the last time these STF trolls did that? :?:
by londheart
5 Mar 2012 13:41
Forum: Town Cafe
Topic: Similar messageboard for Penge?
Replies: 47
Views: 27097

Re: Similar messageboard for Penge?

But what I don't understand is that you are "located in Beckenham" so why are you bothering to post on Sydenham-or even interested in a Penge forum? Again, a question which doesn't necessarily deserve an answer, but I am in the Penge ward, and the well-meaning folks behind the Penge onlin...
by londheart
5 Mar 2012 11:50
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Forest Hill Elisnore Road Incident Meeting
Replies: 68
Views: 19615

Re: Proportionality

Annie wrote: Eh?
Whattee? :D
by londheart
5 Mar 2012 11:45
Forum: Town Cafe
Topic: Similar messageboard for Penge?
Replies: 47
Views: 27097

Re: Similar messageboard for Penge?

Tsk. Why have you come on here then? There you go again! :roll: But to dignify the question with an answer it doesn't really deserve, this thread came up at the recent meeting of relatively respectable realtime Penge Forum http://www.pengepartners.co.uk/penge-forum/ , where it was billed as the sta...
by londheart
3 Mar 2012 16:02
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Forest Hill Elisnore Road Incident Meeting
Replies: 68
Views: 19615

Proportionality

The word 'proportionality' springs to mind. I, mean, the man gets out two large knives, so you have to shoot him, right? Well, no, not really. Those of us addicted to late night TV know only too well that Steven Seagal and Bruce Lee (and anyone with normal army training) would have a much better, mo...
by londheart
3 Mar 2012 15:15
Forum: Town Cafe
Topic: Similar messageboard for Penge?
Replies: 47
Views: 27097

Re: Similar messageboard for Penge?

mikecg has reminded me (I haven't visited this forum for a while) that we really don't want a forum for Penge quite like this one! When you look at my 'Ban kettling' thread, for example, it's quite obvious that there is a conservative troll squad waiting to pounce, as far as STF is concerned.
by londheart
2 Mar 2012 17:56
Forum: Town Cafe
Topic: Similar messageboard for Penge?
Replies: 47
Views: 27097

Cater 4 Cator?

Bit worried about the fashionable South Bank of Penge & Cator Ward being left out of these discussions and socially excluded, as in realtime, as much by such dysfunctional virtual 'giants' as 'SE20' and 'Beckenham.US.'
by londheart
5 Nov 2009 23:32
Forum: Town Museum & Gallery
Topic: Origin of the words 'Naborhood Centre'
Replies: 21
Views: 25818

Apologies, explanations & surprises

Begging your pardon - you're right. I thought Mary's first reply was replying to something that was not there, but my eyes missed that it was still there - my second post. It's a while since I've been here, and a surprise to see simplified spelling anywhere outside of simplified spelling forums. Pro...
by londheart
5 Nov 2009 19:55
Forum: Town Museum & Gallery
Topic: Origin of the words 'Naborhood Centre'
Replies: 21
Views: 25818

Stencils suck

I felt that the 'stencilling' thing totally backfired, implying, as it seems to, a lack of real personal confidence in the two-dimensional medium to which superior knowledge was being implied. I think most connoisseurs would mark graffiti higher. It looks to me like moderation has interfered with th...
by londheart
13 Mar 2008 23:44
Forum: Town Museum & Gallery
Topic: Airship over Sydenham?
Replies: 12
Views: 7999

I think 'flying discs' and 'rocket ships' merit threads of their own. You're right, Will, to state that airships were not really Nazi technology - they just branded it to appear so, and gave their people little or no choice in the matter. There seems to be some unknowing on this list e.g., about the...
by londheart
13 Mar 2008 16:37
Forum: Town Museum & Gallery
Topic: Airship over Sydenham?
Replies: 12
Views: 7999

Airships

Airships seem to be the one Nazi technological development not fully reclaimed and developed by the victors of WWII. Seems a bit shortsighted to allow the (one-time propaganda) 'blimp' jibe to undermine over sixty years of potential development. Also, airships would give the airport development prot...
by londheart
11 Mar 2008 22:34
Forum: Town Museum & Gallery
Topic: Origin of the words 'Naborhood Centre'
Replies: 21
Views: 25818

I am the Brian Sewell of graffiti, and tho I am occasionally sufficiently amused by local examples of the genre to make a photographic record (thus resulting in an art form both risqué and legal) the vast majority of it doesn't seem to meet the standard required for sustained exhibition. It is also ...
by londheart
11 Mar 2008 13:55
Forum: Town Museum & Gallery
Topic: Origin of the words 'Naborhood Centre'
Replies: 21
Views: 25818

Dear Mary, Have you considered practising yoga? I have heard that it's very good for things like blood pressure. 'Neib6hud' is Qixpel for 'neighbourhood.' The '6' is easy to remember because it's both pointing up, as well as being the vowel-sound in 'up.' Regarding public resources, a scheme like Qi...
by londheart
9 Mar 2008 22:18
Forum: Town Museum & Gallery
Topic: Origin of the words 'Naborhood Centre'
Replies: 21
Views: 25818

I was thinking, would 'hoodnabber' be a good term for a police or security goon? In this borough (Bromley) we call em (well, the fuzz) 'gavvers,' but I always think it sounds a tad nefarious, &, you know what they say, 'give a dog a bad name...' :?: 8)
by londheart
9 Mar 2008 20:17
Forum: Town Museum & Gallery
Topic: Origin of the words 'Naborhood Centre'
Replies: 21
Views: 25818

Origin of the words 'Naborhood Centre'

Thanks, Steve - Jim Dowd MP recommended you as a relevant local historian (Chris Best recommended a John Coulter, I think), which initially raised the further question of 'where do you find a local historian when you need one?' (an accidental rubbing of my monitor must have done the trick, in this i...
by londheart
8 Mar 2008 13:47
Forum: Town Museum & Gallery
Topic: Origin of the words 'Naborhood Centre'
Replies: 21
Views: 25818

Origin of the words 'Naborhood Centre'

As someone who believes in simplified spelling, I not only rather like the sign, but consider it a very rare historical example of it, even tho the history may have involved some other intention. And this as someone who doesn't even like 'House Stile' (it would come out as 'Neib6hud' in my preferred...