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by Ulysses
21 Oct 2009 11:30
Forum: Town Museum & Gallery
Topic: Penge Place
Replies: 11
Views: 6919

Penge Place

Firstly, I'm really enjoying going through the old films and photographs of the Crystal Palace at Sydenham. But I'm a little confused. Why was it almost always referred to as 'The Crystal Palace at Sydenham'? I know we are close by but from what I can tell it was on land excised from Penge Common an...
by Ulysses
21 Oct 2009 08:27
Forum: Town Cafe
Topic: Sydenham Town Hall?
Replies: 11
Views: 3327

I heard there was a cinema next to the Two Halfs at one time. Now you mention it I heard that too sean. So if it wasn't there I wonder where. I'm working on the basis that the Town Hall would front Sydenham Road and be fairly large. SO, other than that site where the Post Office now is I can't thin...
by Ulysses
20 Oct 2009 11:36
Forum: Town Cafe
Topic: Sydenham Town Hall?
Replies: 11
Views: 3327

Hi budweiser, How are you sir? I haven't forgotten to ask my neighbour about the familes you were talking about. I'll get it done. In the meantime, what? A Sydders Town Hall? I've never heard anything about that...ever. Can you tell us where it was? I'm guessing the only site big enough would be tha...
by Ulysses
20 Oct 2009 11:28
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: LEWISHAM/SYDENHAM SHOP DESIGN GUIDELINES
Replies: 13
Views: 4639

I'm talking about thing's I have no idea about. Rather than let that stop me [Admin: feel free to delete my post if nonsensical or repeating covered ground] I did a quick search on the t'internet. I don't know if the contact details at the end of this document help at all? http://www.lewisham.gov.uk...
by Ulysses
20 Oct 2009 11:25
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: WHAT IF MUSTIS PART DEUX
Replies: 23
Views: 10599

Posted on wrong thread...DELETED. :oops:
by Ulysses
20 Oct 2009 09:59
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: LEWISHAM/SYDENHAM SHOP DESIGN GUIDELINES
Replies: 13
Views: 4639

I'd train your attention on our town centre person. At least in the first instance? No doubt you'll be passed on but you should be able to ascertain who is ultimately responsible? I think I got the wrong High St. I did hear that Sydenham Road was also in a conservation area. If only the bit that fla...
by Ulysses
19 Oct 2009 21:06
Forum: Town Cafe
Topic: How do you pronounce Cheseman?!
Replies: 21
Views: 5459

Trawlerman wrote:Battersea= South Chelsea?
I have heard Battersea called Clapham Common West by some...and Wandsworth Common East by others.

I kid you not.

Mind you Upper Norwood seems to be have been lost to 'Crystal Palace' as an area so a bit of a re-brand/half-truth never hurts?
by Ulysses
19 Oct 2009 18:37
Forum: Town Cafe
Topic: How do you pronounce Cheseman?!
Replies: 21
Views: 5459

MartinH wrote:The best one of all ? Blackheath Approach = DEPTFORD !!
Greenwich/Blackheath Borders = Charlton...

These estate agents, eh?
by Ulysses
19 Oct 2009 13:05
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: LEWISHAM/SYDENHAM SHOP DESIGN GUIDELINES
Replies: 13
Views: 4639

I think that the 'true' High St, as in the red-brick buildings on Kirkdale that house Avalon and Alhambra are part of the conservation area that also takes in Halifax Street and I believe Mount Ash Road/Mount Gardens . I don't know if this conservation area covers Panmure Rd, Kelvin and Fransfield G...
by Ulysses
19 Oct 2009 12:59
Forum: Town Stadium
Topic: 5-a-side footie
Replies: 12324
Views: 2424116

I'm the same as Trickster.
by Ulysses
19 Oct 2009 12:58
Forum: Town Cafe
Topic: How do you pronounce Cheseman?!
Replies: 21
Views: 5459

I've always prounced Sydenham as Syd'nam - is it just me? I've never been entirely sure michael. I fluctuate between Sid-in-ham and Sid-in-am (assuming the h is silent as in Clapham). The train announcements have us pegged as the latter. It doesn't matter how I pronounce it. Most of the people I me...
by Ulysses
19 Oct 2009 11:34
Forum: Town Cafe
Topic: How do you pronounce Cheseman?!
Replies: 21
Views: 5459

Some twits call Clapham..Klarm...!!! [So I have heard ...herd?] They're taking the proverbial. See also the salubrious areas of Saint Reatham, Saint Ockwell, Saint Ratford etc. I'm not entirley sure they are with Klarm. It's always been a fairly well-heeled area (Clapham North notwithstanding). I'd...
by Ulysses
19 Oct 2009 08:38
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Serious threat to Sydenham Road improvements
Replies: 74
Views: 28311

(quote)Whatever I can do to help combat the fairly militant, almost Daily Mail-esque tactics of the other lot just let me know. If it means going door-to-door I will do it. Although I shall be playing with a straight bat and the truth of, as you say, missing out on the High St. regeneration shall b...
by Ulysses
15 Oct 2009 17:41
Forum: Town Stadium
Topic: 5-a-side footie
Replies: 12324
Views: 2424116

Do I need to post here that I'm on for next Weds also?

Not sure on the etiquette as yet.
by Ulysses
15 Oct 2009 09:40
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Serious threat to Sydenham Road improvements
Replies: 74
Views: 28311

Does anyone think it's worth leafleting the area to let non-forum users know about the new petition and making them aware of the threat posed by the No10 petition? Great idea Chazza. I would be willing, again, to put in some miles in this regard. If it meant knocking on neighbours doors also to dru...
by Ulysses
14 Oct 2009 13:51
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Serious threat to Sydenham Road improvements
Replies: 74
Views: 28311

What would be the stance on contacting those who have fillled out the 'feedback forms' at the exhibition to garner further support of those in favour? Either via an online or paper petition. Given that they have already signed in and from what I saw filled out a short form I can't imgaine a signatur...
by Ulysses
14 Oct 2009 12:19
Forum: Town Cafe
Topic: Broseley Grove/Elvino Road/ Knighton Park Road?
Replies: 8
Views: 3738

OK then budwesier. I'll go first... I have two homes in Sydenham. One in Upper and one in Lower. The one in Lower is Mr Pugh's old home. What became of him and his family I am not sure but I bought it nearing on for a decade ago. I've had to do massive amounts of renovation (I hear he was a bit of D...
by Ulysses
14 Oct 2009 10:42
Forum: Town Cafe
Topic: memories of sydenham
Replies: 18
Views: 5065

This is sort of for pip and budwesier : It's about the old Dylon factory that was on Berrymans Lane. You mentioned pip that it then became a carpet place and was left to rot [which is when I came upon it] before being abandoned and subsequently razed to the ground with new-build development taking i...
by Ulysses
13 Oct 2009 16:34
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Serious threat to Sydenham Road improvements
Replies: 74
Views: 28311

Hello Pat, I popped in on Saturday also and thought it was excellent. I too am surprised that there isn't a great deal on the STF regarding the exhibition [unless I've missed it] but I guess I just assumed it would be done as this site has been excellent thus far in keeping people abreast of develop...
by Ulysses
13 Oct 2009 16:23
Forum: Town Cafe
Topic: French Polishers near Sydenham Library...
Replies: 3
Views: 1693

It's a fairly specifc request Julsb so I am not too disheartened, plus it hasn't yet been 24 hrs since I first posted. If I can get a hold of Cocco I heartily suggest you use him. He told me he used to work for the Law Courts keeping their furniture tip-top and by the standard of his work I could be...