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by mikej
19 Mar 2020 20:33
Forum: Town Cafe
Topic: Sydenham Book Group - February
Replies: 1
Views: 629

Re: Sydenham Book Group - February

Obviously, the book group won't be able to meet for some time - certainly not in late March.
I'll post on here when we know a meeting will again be possible.
Stay safe!
Mike
by mikej
6 Mar 2020 11:16
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: PlanningWatch [w/b 23/09/2019] * 154-158 SYDENHAM ROAD
Replies: 6
Views: 1985

Re: PlanningWatch [w/b 23/09/2019] * 154-158 SYDENHAM ROAD

Growsydenham said "I am disappointed by the negative and unbalanced tone of the Sydenham Society email bulletin today re the proposed new council homes at Mais House. "Visible from miles away"; "change the character of Sydenham Hill forever"; "immense pressure on local infrastructure"; "residents w...
by mikej
28 Feb 2020 16:45
Forum: Town Cafe
Topic: Sydenham Book Group - February
Replies: 1
Views: 629

Sydenham Book Group - February

Four of us gathered in the Golden Lion to discuss The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead. We had quite a long and very lively discussion about this book. It was quickly established that the author's account of the escape of slaves in the years before the start of the Civil War (which began in ...
by mikej
30 Jan 2020 11:09
Forum: Town Cafe
Topic: Sydenham Book Group - January
Replies: 0
Views: 941

Sydenham Book Group - January

Sorry four of you were unable to attend tonight. Liz, Stuart and I were there to discuss Milkman by Anna Burns . Thanks to Sue for sending her review which was I probably wouldn't have read it if it hadn't been chosen for the group as it had so many negative reviews. I enjoyed it and wanted to finis...
by mikej
4 Jan 2020 17:20
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: CBRE say Bromley is best borough for wellbeing
Replies: 9
Views: 1400

Re: CBRE say Bromley is best borough for wellbeing

Well thank you very much! I live in Bromley Borough.

That's a rather un Robin Orton sort of comment.

Mike
by mikej
1 Jan 2020 17:29
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Sydenham book club needs new members
Replies: 59
Views: 27981

Re: Sydenham book club needs new members

Hi Marmo,
Yes we have vacancies!
I'll send you a Private Message in the next few minutes.
Mike
by mikej
14 Nov 2019 08:38
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Sydenham book club needs new members
Replies: 59
Views: 27981

Re: Sydenham book club needs new members

I think the bookshop has its own book group in fact.
But yes join us if you'd like to!
by mikej
13 Nov 2019 10:45
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Sydenham book club needs new members
Replies: 59
Views: 27981

Re: Sydenham book club needs new members

we look forward to welcoming you, Alice!
by mikej
11 Nov 2019 11:02
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Sydenham book club needs new members
Replies: 59
Views: 27981

Re: Sydenham book club needs new members

Hi Alice,
Yes, definitely! Our next meeting is Wednesday 27th November at about 7.30/8.0 in the Golden Lion. We're reading Exit West by Mohsin Hamid. It's available in libraries and on Amazon second hand for not very much.
Will you be able to make that date?
Mike
by mikej
24 Sep 2019 12:08
Forum: Town Cafe
Topic: Replacing windows
Replies: 16
Views: 4103

Re: Replacing windows

My advice would be to replace with the sash windows. We had 60s style double-glazed in our Victorian property, which were useless in hot weather. Then a few years ago we replaced them with double-glazed wooden sash windows, which make the house look MUCH better. Even better, they've enabled us to co...
by mikej
20 Sep 2019 19:02
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: How much air pollution around your house?
Replies: 0
Views: 1290

How much air pollution around your house?

<r>Here's the website address <URL url="www.addresspollution.org"><s>[url]</s>www.addresspollution.org<e>[/url]</e></URL> - see how polluted your home is - plus you can send an email to Lewisham (or Bromley) about your concerns through the website. Plus it gives you a link to share on social media.<...
by mikej
12 Sep 2019 15:38
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: New houses
Replies: 15
Views: 4660

Re: New houses

Bromley??? But this is on Mayow Road, a couple of km from the Bromley border!!
by mikej
12 Aug 2019 17:09
Forum: Town Kids
Topic: Earlesthorpe/Thorpes - schools help please!
Replies: 4
Views: 1698

Re: Earlesthorpe/Thorpes - schools help please!

I'm not sure why no one has replied to your query, but have a look at this website which shows the location of primaries on a map (you can zero in on Sydenham) and where their catchments have extended to in recent years. Adamsrill and St Bart's seem to cover your area. https://www.locrating.com/scho...
by mikej
10 Aug 2019 19:19
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Petition. Lewisham isn't working: end the directly-elected mayoral system now
Replies: 17
Views: 3648

Re: Petition. Lewisham isn't working: end the directly-elected mayoral system now

I wish this campaign every success, BUT if Bromley is anything to go by, it won't make much difference. Bromley doesn't have an elected mayor, but similarly to Lewisham, everything is sorted by the Tory leader of the council and his cabal, and the general council meetings are rather a sham, especial...
by mikej
29 Jul 2019 17:11
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Local Social - fixed for Wednesday 25 September 7pm, Dolphin
Replies: 26
Views: 7248

Re: Local Social

I'd be up for that too!

Mike
by mikej
26 Jul 2019 16:10
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Wanted: a high chair
Replies: 1
Views: 818

Wanted: a high chair

For occasional use when our grandchild is staying.
by mikej
11 Jun 2019 15:37
Forum: Town Cafe
Topic: Open mic / jam nights
Replies: 3
Views: 1683

Re: Open mic / jam nights

I believe the Goldsmith's in Penge has open mic nights from time to time...
by mikej
30 May 2019 21:27
Forum: Wanted
Topic: washing Machine repairs
Replies: 2
Views: 1155

Re: washing Machine repairs

I used Mandells, who were recommended on the Penge Tourist Board site on FB. They were efficient, quick and reasonably priced.
0208 777 7770 or mandells@yahoo.co.uk. They are local
Mike
by mikej
20 May 2019 21:01
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Moving to Sydenham
Replies: 53
Views: 13413

Re: Moving to Sydenham

As one who lives in that part of Kent House Rd which has a Beckenham (BR3) postcode, I would point out a couple of things. 1 That part used to be in Beckenham Municipal Borough, not Penge Urban District until 1965 when the London Boroughs were created and the two were merged. 2 Distance between our ...
by mikej
2 May 2019 19:43
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: where are our closest bluebell woods??
Replies: 7
Views: 2257

where are our closest bluebell woods??

As the title says, I'm feeling the need to revel in nature's beauty and wondered where our nearest bluebell woods might be - can anyone recommend any? Happy to drive or travel by train.