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by bensonby
20 Jun 2008 08:55
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Oyster Card introduction shut station gates
Replies: 204
Views: 153026

can anyone think of any (legal) direct action that can be taken. Quite frankly Southern trains are taking the urine... I had the misfortune to be on the last carriage of the train getting into sydenham from London bridge yesterday evening - it took me a good 5mins to get out of the station as everyo...
by bensonby
19 Jun 2008 15:51
Forum: Town Cafe
Topic: Sydenham Past & Present
Replies: 38
Views: 21764

leenewham wrote:What was Hilliers?

Does anyone have any pics of Sydenham past?
Hilliers was an antiques cum second hand shop run by a fantastic old gent who had one eye and flew in Bobmbers during the war. He must have retired and shut up shop about 10 years ago now...if not longer.
by bensonby
19 Jun 2008 15:32
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Oyster Card introduction shut station gates
Replies: 204
Views: 153026

I can't believe people are expected to defend that they've got a 'right' to use the intercom system :( what is the procedure to use the intercom? Do they actually ask why you need it or do they just open it remotely. Of course, they are not qualified to judge if you are "disabled enough" ...
by bensonby
19 Jun 2008 14:43
Forum: Town Cafe
Topic: Sydenham Past & Present
Replies: 38
Views: 21764

I forgot to add - I miss Hillier's!

Does anyone remember it? It is now "sydenham tyres" or somthing. Mr Hillier was a grand old man...
by bensonby
19 Jun 2008 13:03
Forum: Town Cafe
Topic: Sydenham Past & Present
Replies: 38
Views: 21764

Sydenham Past & Present

How long have you lived in sydenham and what has changed, for better or for worse, in those years? I've lived here for over 21 years and in that time there have been many changes. For better: Public Transport has improved, and looks set to improve. There are more bus routes, they are more frequent a...
by bensonby
19 Jun 2008 10:30
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Oyster Card introduction shut station gates
Replies: 204
Views: 153026

I sent the email (with a couple of edits) but I didn't get a chance to speak to the manager at LB this morning - they were crowded with people and I didn't have much time to wait Did anyone else have a word?
by bensonby
19 Jun 2008 10:29
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Garden Law
Replies: 16
Views: 18219

In these instances the first port of call is to actually speak to your neigbours and try and be reasonable and come to some sort of agreement. It will save a lot of time money and agro if you can do this. If not then get in touch with a soliticer/citizens advice. It is a civil matter really - you co...
by bensonby
18 Jun 2008 16:05
Forum: Town Cafe
Topic: Dentist at 3 Dartmouth Road
Replies: 14
Views: 9257

I use the one lower down Sydenham Rd (next to the Wesley Hall) I've never had a problem and last time I checked they were accepting new NHS patients!
by bensonby
18 Jun 2008 16:01
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Oyster Card introduction shut station gates
Replies: 204
Views: 153026

I've already signed the petition 8) I've just cleared up a bit of the grammar slightly and I'll be putting it in the post first thing. (or maybe I'll email it...with Messers Duval and Dowd CC'd in) I might go and pick an argument with the managers at London Bridge tomorrow morning too... (If I'm not...
by bensonby
18 Jun 2008 14:34
Forum: Town Museum & Gallery
Topic: Sydenham/Forest Hill bomb damage
Replies: 26
Views: 23980

you have now raised doubt in my mind. I could have sworn I read somewhere that there was a cinema on the site of the PO that was detroyed in the war.
by bensonby
18 Jun 2008 14:21
Forum: Town Museum & Gallery
Topic: Sydenham/Forest Hill bomb damage
Replies: 26
Views: 23980

The original St. Phillips Church and the Original St Michael's Church were both detroyed by enemy action, and the cinema was detroyed - It used to be where the Post Office is today.
by bensonby
18 Jun 2008 13:28
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: ticket prices
Replies: 1
Views: 2483

I wouldn't put anything past them....but I very much doubt it. Season tickets are a National Rail thing and can be bought between any two stations on the NR network. Sydenham will continue to have NR services when the Overground network comes along. the station is going to be shared between NR and LO.
by bensonby
18 Jun 2008 13:26
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Oyster Card introduction shut station gates
Replies: 204
Views: 153026

Hi all, I only found this site very recently after becoming irked at the new gates being installed at Sydenham. I've lived in Sydenham all my life and I use sydenham station almost every day to travel to London Bridge. Although I do not use the plkatform 1 gate I find the attitude of Southern Railwa...