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by Illuminance
25 Oct 2006 22:37
Forum: Town Cafe
Topic: ghost stories of sydenham?
Replies: 64
Views: 58349

Re: What Would you do?

Well I recently carried out an electrical installations job in an old house in Surrey. I could be in full concentration on what I was doing when suddenly a streaky-flash would catch my eyes. Before I could turn my head to focus fully it had gone as fast as it came. Probably the EDF boys changing th...
by Illuminance
25 Oct 2006 19:08
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: The Dolphin
Replies: 37
Views: 53132

Greg The station/pub you mentioned are Penge East and and the Hollywood East respectively. Lynnmurr was describing Penge West and The Bridge House Tavern. Both pubs are pretty average builders' watering holes; I sometimes pop in the BHT after work but not often recently as it's taken [another] nosed...
by Illuminance
23 Oct 2006 15:35
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Roadworks in Kirkdale??
Replies: 31
Views: 25978

The technology is around (has been for some years now) for all these sets of traffic signals to 'talk' to each other and optimise the flows of traffic and pedestrian cycles. The money spent on the road at Cobbs Corner might have paid for one of these systems as an upgrade to the existing signalled j...
by Illuminance
16 Oct 2006 14:46
Forum: Town Cafe
Topic: Sydenham Walkabout (14-Oct-06)
Replies: 22
Views: 15327

Illuminance, what do you know of the church at the bottom of Trewsbury Road that's been bombed but quite sympathetically restored (IMO)? Erm, I have absolutely no idea!! Need to pop down that end of Sydenham this week sometime so will make a point of looking. Talking of time, I don't think I'll be ...
by Illuminance
14 Oct 2006 23:08
Forum: Town Cafe
Topic: Middle Class Pubs
Replies: 143
Views: 147835

Noone asked me to come to the tunnel again, I even charged my torch and my cold has gone!

Penge outcast :cry:
by Illuminance
12 Oct 2006 10:51
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: refuse dump nr Sydenham?
Replies: 13
Views: 16586

The easiest tip to get to is Churchfield Road in Penge.

Similar to Simons reply, it's not in Lewisham so you'll have to pay a few quid but it's probably cheaper than the fuel spent driving to New Cross in weekday traffic.
by Illuminance
9 Oct 2006 22:03
Forum: Town Cafe
Topic: Central Heating experts
Replies: 16
Views: 14178

Worcester Bosch are pretty good too :) If you have DHW but no CH I would guess, depending on the system (eg S-plan, Y-plan etc) it could be the motor on your valve has died. May also be the room thermostat or field wiring (external to the boiler). Probably more expense I'm afraid but it's not always...
by Illuminance
8 Oct 2006 22:25
Forum: Town Cafe
Topic: This weekends walk...
Replies: 31
Views: 22159

Thanks guys and gals for a fantastic walkabout this afternoon, I learned a lot about the top of Sydenham, especially Wells Park and the springs. Thank you also for putting up with my incessant coughing (bl**dy man flu)- I promise to be healthier next time. Waiting for the secret pictures to be poste...
by Illuminance
7 Oct 2006 16:13
Forum: Town Cafe
Topic: British Library Resources
Replies: 0
Views: 1978

British Library Resources

If you haven't already discovered this site, take a look. http://www.collectbritain.co.uk/ If you type 'Sydenham' into the search box, a wealth of photos, books and newspaper cuttings appear. There's a load of Delamotte photos of the Crystal Palace and the Terraces being built, most of which I have ...
by Illuminance
7 Oct 2006 16:06
Forum: Town Asylum
Topic: Town History?
Replies: 16
Views: 21022

Town History?

Admin

As it seems a few of us have found a common interest in our local history, would it be worthwhile to create a new section in the forum?

Just a thought :)
by Illuminance
7 Oct 2006 16:01
Forum: Town Cafe
Topic: Lawrie Park Road Development
Replies: 11
Views: 9742

Thanks Steve and Pat for your contributions. Whilst searching for Joseph Fogerty and Edward van Vliet I stumbled across the British Library website and have found a goldmine of information for the whole area. Although not strictly on the topic of this thread, I found this newspaper article about the...
by Illuminance
5 Oct 2006 22:32
Forum: Town Cafe
Topic: Lawrie Park Road Development
Replies: 11
Views: 9742

Lawrie Park Road Development

Maybe Steve G, Pat or Falkor can help here... Does anyone know of the contractor who built the substantial row of villas along Lawrie Park Road? From old maps I think the original development stretched from 9 (present day access road to Bays Close) to just past St Christphers Hospice. Used to live i...
by Illuminance
5 Oct 2006 21:45
Forum: Town Cafe
Topic: Sydenham Walkabout (01-Oct-06)
Replies: 11
Views: 9453

Any chance we can put future messages on another thread? My cat says this page takes a long time to load on moggy-broadband and he has trouble clicking his mouse, what with not having an opposable thumb and all that.

Exellent photos by the way :D


Steve (and Felix)
by Illuminance
4 Oct 2006 07:28
Forum: Town Cafe
Topic: This weekends walk...
Replies: 31
Views: 22159

I'm definitely up for trying again, boots and water are still eagerly waiting by the front door :)
by Illuminance
1 Oct 2006 23:00
Forum: Town Cafe
Topic: This weekends walk...
Replies: 31
Views: 22159

Absolutely flippin marvellous.

Sorry for letting you down, I was under the impression - via a PM - that the event had been rained off.

I had been looking forward to it all week.

Just puts the icing on the cake to a thouroughly horrible weekend.

Regards

Steve
by Illuminance
30 Sep 2006 20:58
Forum: Town Cafe
Topic: This weekends walk...
Replies: 31
Views: 22159

See you at the Museum, 15:45 tomorrow.

Boots and water bottle waiting at my front door :D
by Illuminance
30 Sep 2006 14:03
Forum: Town Asylum
Topic: Who are you?
Replies: 24
Views: 50406

Illuminance (usually 'E' in formulas) is the total amount of visible light illuminating (incident upon) a point on a surface from all directions above the surface. This "surface" can be a physical surface or an imaginary plane. Therefore illuminance is equivalent to irradiance weighted wit...
by Illuminance
28 Sep 2006 10:21
Forum: Town Cafe
Topic: TRV's and DIY
Replies: 2
Views: 3057

To add: It's good practice to keep at least one radiator on the standard valves, typically bathroom or hallway ones. Known as a 'heat leak', it gives the hot water somewhere to go -ie: away from the boiler, prolonging the life of the burners/heat exchanger. Also, do not use a TRV in conjunction with...
by Illuminance
24 Sep 2006 13:29
Forum: Town Museum & Gallery
Topic: VENNER ROAD 'CROFTON LODGE' DETACHED VILLA
Replies: 36
Views: 52164

Creepy isn't? Looks like something from an 80's horror film. If you look at Stanfords Map of London 1862 it's not there. Judging by the architecture and elevation Crofton Lodge does look like it was the first property to be built along that part of Venner Road, sometime after 1862. It is mentioned i...