Search found 84 matches

by Illuminance
23 Sep 2006 09:55
Forum: Town Museum & Gallery
Topic: Sydenham/Dulwich Wells
Replies: 28
Views: 40096

For lots of old maps without the trip to the library, try this link.

http://www.motco.com/map/

Hope it helps :D
by Illuminance
21 Sep 2006 23:29
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Antenna & heavily wooded hill
Replies: 17
Views: 12621

CP mast was always easier to spot before Crown Castle changed the white flashing strobes to static red lamps, like all the other masts.

By daylight, remember it's the one with the broader base.
by Illuminance
16 Sep 2006 09:00
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: The Greyhound, Kirkdale
Replies: 39
Views: 36819

Hello Leaf if you class that as a ghetto,you obviously have never seen a real ghetto! I'll retract my last comment about it being a ghetto, was a wrong choice of word. However, you obviously have never seen the gents toilets! I always thought the idea of drains was to take waste away from the area. ...
by Illuminance
15 Sep 2006 17:29
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: The Greyhound, Kirkdale
Replies: 39
Views: 36819

I had a peek about 6 months ago. (last time I went in there) The tiled area in Steves picture is still pretty much intact, although it is partitioned off for protection and the current bar counter extends underneath the Greyhound Hotel sign . From what I can make out in the picture, the carpeted bit...
by Illuminance
12 Sep 2006 20:21
Forum: Town Cafe
Topic: Have my builders done a rubbish plastering job?
Replies: 11
Views: 12594

Re: My bathroom - a happy ending (mostly)

He installed a shower pump ... ...and he tried to evade responsibility. Claire Since 1st January 2005 it has been a legal requirement for all electrical work in a bathroom (amongst other locations) in domestic properties to be notified to your Local Building Control by either an Approved electrical...
by Illuminance
15 Aug 2006 12:33
Forum: Town Asylum
Topic: Updating Website News
Replies: 4
Views: 9584

admin wrote:
As a teaser we have a great news item that will cheer many here. We are awaiting confirmation and hope to run it later this week.

I'm intrigued!

I know you're busy but do tell! :D
by Illuminance
14 Aug 2006 10:09
Forum: Town Cafe
Topic: Good Vet?
Replies: 7
Views: 9673

Parish Lane Veterinary Surgery
1 Parish Lane
Penge
London
SE20 7LH
020 8778 7789


Took my cats there last week to get their teeth cleaned. :) Would recommend them.
by Illuminance
12 Aug 2006 08:06
Forum: Town Cafe
Topic: Kebabagram
Replies: 3
Views: 3659

Good one! :D
by Illuminance
11 Aug 2006 19:32
Forum: Town Cafe
Topic: Kebabagram
Replies: 3
Views: 3659

Kebabagram

Here's a thought...

Selim kebab.

Slime kebab.

Rather fitting anagram...

Also Smile kebab :)
by Illuminance
9 Aug 2006 08:37
Forum: Town Cafe
Topic: NatWest hostel, Lawrie Park Road
Replies: 9
Views: 20734

This is what it looks like now, redeveloped somewhat.

Photo 5

http://www.sydenham.org.uk/se26_lawrie_park_road.html
by Illuminance
2 Aug 2006 11:53
Forum: Town Cafe
Topic: Sydenham Hill estate flats threatened to be demolished?
Replies: 22
Views: 18394

Fantastic pictures! However, it's easy to look back and see what a catastrophic mistake this was. At the time, it was happening all over the country and the vast majority of the public believed that it was a good thing - sweep away all of these ugly Edwardian and Victorian houses and welcome the hig...
by Illuminance
2 Aug 2006 11:31
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: The Greyhound, Kirkdale
Replies: 39
Views: 36819

Police? In the Greyhound? Whatever next? Incompetent bar staff?

Sorry but I've given up on that place, it's beyond redemption. :(
by Illuminance
2 Aug 2006 11:19
Forum: Town Cafe
Topic: Kent Border
Replies: 1
Views: 2524

Kent Border

I know this is slightly out of the scope of 'Sydenham', but where is the official border of the county of Kent these days? Some properties in Bromley still state Kent in their address but there is no mention of Bromley, Beckenham, etc on the Kent County Council Website, presumably as it is a London ...
by Illuminance
15 Jul 2006 15:21
Forum: Town Cafe
Topic: DOGS AND THEIR POOH IN WELLS PARK!!!!!!!!!
Replies: 62
Views: 49148

More poo

by Illuminance
10 Jun 2006 16:14
Forum: Town Asylum
Topic: Postcodes in Lewisham
Replies: 9
Views: 17692

Try this website
Lots of useful info regarding London Postcodes :)
by Illuminance
3 Jun 2006 13:22
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: News: Things to not to do when driving a double-decker bus
Replies: 2
Views: 4155

Not again!

More information can be found here

Similar accident occurred a year ago in exactly the same place. How big do the fluorescent chevrons have to be to get noticed? :)
by Illuminance
23 May 2006 11:20
Forum: Town Cafe
Topic: Bridge House Tavern
Replies: 19
Views: 9232

Hi Stuart Although I've only visited a couple of times since its re-opening the atmosphere seems friendly enough - no 'slaughtered lamb' staring from the locals! Like I said above it's still a local boozer; nothing special but I'm glad the new people are trying to clean the place up and handy for th...
by Illuminance
23 May 2006 10:25
Forum: Town Cafe
Topic: Bridge House Tavern
Replies: 19
Views: 9232

It's right at the top of Penge High Street next to Penge West station. Between the two railway bridges.

Not a converted chapel, the only spirits there are in the optics :)
by Illuminance
23 May 2006 08:56
Forum: Town Cafe
Topic: Bridge House Tavern
Replies: 19
Views: 9232

New BHT

I started this thread about a year ago regarding the Bridge House Tavern being a nice place to go for a pint or two. Then embarrassingly, it went downhill and closed down :? However, it's reopened again, with new management. Went there last weekend for a spot of reconnaissance and was quite impresse...
by Illuminance
23 May 2006 07:40
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Buying a one-bed flat in Penge High Street - A good idea?
Replies: 3
Views: 5171

I moved last year from Lawrie Park to near where you describe; although hesitant at first, I have to say it's the nicer part of Penge! As you say, it's equidistant from the two BR stations and whilst being reasonably quiet it's only a 5 minute walk from the main high street. Costcutter is now open 2...