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by chrisj1948
19 Jun 2020 16:43
Forum: Town Cafe
Topic: moving to Sydenham
Replies: 6
Views: 909

Re: moving to Sydenham

beanwalls wrote:
19 Jun 2020 14:45
I've spotted a (quite small) two bed flat in Thorpe Close... does anyone know that bit of Sydenham or that block of flats??
It is in a very well-regarded part of Sydenham, a conservation area, about two minutes walk from the station. A desirable location.

Regards
Chris
by chrisj1948
5 Jun 2020 08:54
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Older Persons’ Freedom Pass, 60+ Oyster photo card before 9:00am
Replies: 4
Views: 731

Re: Older Persons’ Freedom Pass, 60+ Oyster photo card before 9:00am

It is supposed to be a temporary restriction, to reduce traffic volume during the morning peak period and thus facilitate social distancing.
by chrisj1948
4 Jun 2020 18:14
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Masks
Replies: 15
Views: 2198

Re: Masks

Face coverings to be mandatory on public transport from June 15th. At last!
by chrisj1948
25 May 2020 06:28
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: The 8pm NHS celebration
Replies: 19
Views: 3193

Re: The 8pm NHS celebration

My wife Mary and I have been out on the High Street each Thursday evening to bang saucepan lids. Last week we noticed that the response was more muted. Far fewer cars sounded their horns and waved. The movement may be running down.
by chrisj1948
3 May 2020 11:28
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: PFC Penge Food Centre Sydenham Road
Replies: 54
Views: 20955

Re: PFC Penge Food Centre Sydenham Road

My wife complains that the price of humus at PFC has risen 25% since lockdown. Since we are both old and forbidden by children from doing our own shopping, I wonder how she knows!
by chrisj1948
26 Apr 2020 11:37
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: The 8pm NHS celebration
Replies: 19
Views: 3193

Re: The 8pm NHS celebration

Last Thursday my wife and I were at our front gate on Sydenham Road, banging our pan lids, when a car drew up near us. The young woman inside held up her NHS badge, said "Thank you, we appreciate it", and then resumed her journey.
by chrisj1948
13 Mar 2020 10:19
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Lewisham Council housing consultation
Replies: 5
Views: 1255

Re: Lewisham Council housing consultation

When I lived in Sweden they were very proud of their MBL, medbestemmelse lag, which required employers to have formal consultations with trade unions about any change affecting the workers. I was impressed, but when I asked about implementing the decisions I was told that the law merely required the...
by chrisj1948
14 Nov 2019 14:09
Forum: Town Asylum
Topic: How to report a post?
Replies: 2
Views: 1031

Re: How to report a post?

Up on the top right of each post there is an 'exclamation mark' symbol. Click on it and you can report the post.

Regards
Chris
by chrisj1948
2 Nov 2019 16:19
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Planning Watch [w/b 28/10/2019] Shop changes
Replies: 1
Views: 1004

Re: Planning Watch [w/b 28/10/2019] Shop changes

I think the planning application for 30A Sydenham Road is now in its fourth cycle, with a gradual reduction of bulk and ambition each time. So far all have been rejected as inappropriate to the surroundings (which they most singularly were). The Change of Use is a new twist. Watch for what happens n...
by chrisj1948
29 Oct 2019 09:34
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Sydenham Man Loses £250,000 Violin
Replies: 10
Views: 3492

Re: Sydenham Man Loses £250,000 Violin

The loss made it onto the BBC1 ' News were you are' last night as a brief item.
by chrisj1948
6 Sep 2019 07:56
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Crash on Sydenham Road
Replies: 5
Views: 2673

Re: Crash on Sydenham Road

One of my stepsons filmed the event from our upper bedroom. It looked pretty dramatic. The woman & child in the car were OK. Fire was extinguished after 10 mins at about 8:20pm. The continuing presence of the burned wreck in the outer lane at the Newlands Park lights is interesting. I guess the driv...
by chrisj1948
27 Apr 2019 15:15
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Now booking: Eye of Day The Mata Hari Story Upstairs at the Sydenham Centre from 26 April - 18 May
Replies: 3
Views: 19539

Re: Now booking: Eye of Day The Mata Hari Story Upstairs at the Sydenham Centre from 26 April - 18 May

Mary and I went to the first night of Mata Hari yesterday. I was most impressed. The combination of her interrogation with simultaneous flashback scenes in her life was an ingenious piece of stagecraft, and extremely well executed. The acting was excellent, and you were carried along by the story. O...
by chrisj1948
31 Mar 2019 16:01
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Alarm Technician
Replies: 1
Views: 1296

Alarm Technician

Our burglar alarm, a Galaxy 20, was fitted and serviced by the husband of one of my daughters, who was an alarm engineer. Unfortunately they are now divorced and he is out of the picture. We need someone to give the alarm its annual health check, and I suspect it will soon be due for a new battery. ...
by chrisj1948
10 Mar 2019 11:34
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Laptop disposal
Replies: 24
Views: 7708

Re: Laptop disposal

There is a US DoD standard for erasing discs which involves multiple overwrites with different bit patterns. No original information on the disc is then recoverable. I was commissioned to write a utility which could do this for a Swedish Health authority 30 years ago. I still have a copy of the util...
by chrisj1948
21 Feb 2019 10:30
Forum: Town Asylum
Topic: Why no longer https?
Replies: 10
Views: 5123

Re: Why no longer https?

PC using Win7 with latest version of Firefox. HTTPS and green padlock.
by chrisj1948
4 Jan 2019 11:32
Forum: Town Cafe
Topic: The New Look Forum
Replies: 7
Views: 3629

Re: The New Look Forum

Everybody likes change, so long as everything stays the same! I guess I'll get used to it.

Regards
Chris
by chrisj1948
2 Nov 2018 08:39
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Question Time in Dulwich 8 Nov 2018
Replies: 6
Views: 3169

Re: Question Time in Dulwich 8 Nov 2018

When I attended one at Lewisham a couple of years ago it was recorded earlier in the evening..
by chrisj1948
6 Sep 2018 15:34
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: What is happening on Sydenham Road right now?
Replies: 13
Views: 5711

Re: What is happening on Sydenham Road right now?

Incidentally, I admire the initiative of Chef's Delight who, whilst their main entrance was within the cordon exclusion zone. had their back door onto the alley behind the shops open, and were ushering people in.

Regards
Chris
by chrisj1948
5 Sep 2018 14:22
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: What is happening on Sydenham Road right now?
Replies: 13
Views: 5711

Re: What is happening on Sydenham Road right now?

Hearsay gleaned from bystanders. Moped involved in robbery, chased by police, failed to stop, struck bus, another vehicle and a pedestrian. One accomplice apprehended. Another one sought.

I have no idea how accurate this is.

Regards
Chris
by chrisj1948
20 Aug 2018 10:34
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Wasps Nest
Replies: 7
Views: 3774

Re: Wasps Nest

So, powder I can buy for about £6. I dealt with a wasps nest under the eaves outside the bathroom window about 25 years ago using a puffer pack of wasp killer powder. I cannot remember the brand. The technique used was to approach gently, puff vigorously into and around the nest entrance, and then ...