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by squashst
5 Dec 2014 07:56
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Overground - first five carriage train arrives!
Replies: 16
Views: 5792

Re: Overground - first five carriage train arrives!

At Canada Water, If you are in the 4th (soon to be 5th) carriage I use the up escalator going to the ticket office, then take the escalator down to the Jubilee. Its quicker and less crowded than the interchange which will be even busier as the 5 cars trains roll-out. And the Overground will be yet b...
by squashst
17 Sep 2014 12:52
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Going over old ground - The Hound that is Grey
Replies: 734
Views: 142208

Re: Going over old ground - The Hound that is Grey

The recent Syd website is depressing re the Greyhound - looks rather bleak if true. "Bad News! Nothing is going to happen soon. The commercial head lease owner is refusing to sign the necessary Deed of Variation because they are reported to become liable for the rent with no confidence that the Grey...
by squashst
2 May 2014 07:28
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: No Overground/Southern trains this weekend
Replies: 4
Views: 1543

Re: No Overground/Southern trains this weekend

Does this really mean no trains at all into either London Bridge or Canada Water all day Saturday and Sunday? That would be appalling.
by squashst
31 Mar 2014 15:44
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: London Bridge goes offline this Friday/Monday
Replies: 5
Views: 3405

Re: London Bridge goes offline this Friday/Monday

Not that good sadly. Southern advise Platform 11 is closed for rest of day and there are several train cancellations, and looks like the 06/36 trains from Lon Bridge to West Croyden are cancelled through the evening peak. Apparently the Overground is running additional train/s to West Croydon though...
by squashst
5 Feb 2014 15:16
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: House prices Feb 2014
Replies: 29
Views: 7849

Re: House prices Feb 2014

Go down to Honor Oak and 2 bed Edwardian terrace £500k, 3-bed £600k. I suspect prices will carry on rising for a while yet given the huge demand in London. There will be a bursting of the bubble ato some point (perhaps when interest rates start increasing?) but not for some time ahead yet. The other...
by squashst
5 Feb 2014 07:18
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: House prices Feb 2014
Replies: 29
Views: 7849

Re: House prices Feb 2014

Hi It might be worth trying Penge, its suppoed to be one of the cheaper areas in London. Its still got the Overground (Penge West) and there's the Penge East line to Victoria thrown in.
by squashst
16 Dec 2013 22:23
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Online petition to save the Windmill
Replies: 122
Views: 22750

Re: Online petition to save the Windmill

I drank in the Windmill when it was a Wetherspoons and over the years had an occassional pint after squash (a puff for Sydenham Tennis Club in Lawrie Park Rd). My favourite pub - no..but I lean to once you lose a pub, you lose a pub. If a pub remains it can evolve. So I would prefer to see it stay o...
by squashst
21 Aug 2013 11:12
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: New street lights
Replies: 13
Views: 3544

Re: New street lights

In Grierson Road (close to HOP station) Skanska have installed proper light shields so light does not shine into the houses - sensible as its Edwardian terrace with very small front gardens. In fact I am rather puzzled why these shields have not been installed more consistently. The lightposts with ...
by squashst
27 Jul 2013 15:00
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: My visit to the new Tesco Express
Replies: 49
Views: 11510

Re: My visit to the new Tesco Express

Oh - the Costcutter that can't be much more than 250m from the existing Tesco Express (which replaced the Nisa express, which I think replaced a pub). Mini Tescos every 250m seems rather overkill? Even for Penge?
by squashst
24 Jul 2013 19:59
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: St George's Players (Forest Hill) Table Sale and BBQ Sat Jul
Replies: 4
Views: 1042

Re: St George's Players (Forest Hill) Table Sale and BBQ Sat

Hmm, advertising on se23forum has been a bone of contention in the past. It seems disappointing that they will not accept a post for an amateur dramatic company. Certainly St Augustines, One Tree Hill posts re a number of events. Well worth having another try!
by squashst
23 Jul 2013 15:15
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: St George's Players (Forest Hill) Table Sale and BBQ Sat Jul
Replies: 4
Views: 1042

Re: St George's Players (Forest Hill) Table Sale and BBQ Sat

Hi, It might be worth posting on the se23 forum website if you haven't done so already:
http://www.se23.com/forum/
by squashst
3 Mar 2013 14:26
Forum: Town Asylum
Topic: se23.com - an exile from the north speaks out
Replies: 157
Views: 193583

Re: se23.com - an exile from the north speaks out

Rachel Couldn't agree more. It seems bizarre not to be able to place posting on a recommended shop / restaurant or to give a bad experinence. I certainly found the Butchery posts interesting as I didn't use it in "Pop-Up" phase but will certainly give it a go now. OK there is some risk that comments...
by squashst
9 Aug 2012 09:57
Forum: Town Cafe
Topic: Transport Links
Replies: 11
Views: 2946

Re: Transport Links

From Paddington Heathrow Connect (https://www.heathrowconnect.com) is a slower but cheaper train alternative to Heathrow Express. Takes 25 mins as stops at 5 local stations en-route to Heathrow, but its 50% of the cost of the Express. Personally I go from Gatwick whenever possible - far easier by tr...
by squashst
9 Mar 2012 20:43
Forum: Town Cafe
Topic: PC Repair
Replies: 3
Views: 2015

PC Repair

Hi, My desktop PC, c 18mths old (Lenovo ThinkCentre) needs a repair as a) it is making an increasing amount of noise and b) shuts down after 30 minutes or so (increasinglly slow) use. Everything backed up! Perhaps a problem with the fan? Anyway, any recommended computer repair firms. The SE23 mag al...
by squashst
27 Mar 2011 16:30
Forum: Town Asylum
Topic: se23.com - an exile from the north speaks out
Replies: 157
Views: 193583

Re: se23.com - an exile from the north speaks out

I couldn't help but notice that se23.com has been down all day. Which is probably a good thing as what started of on a debate on the regeneration of Forest Hill and also the planned redevelopment, has degenerated into 3 or 4 posters throwing metaphorical brickbats at each other (unfortunately withou...
by squashst
5 Mar 2011 12:09
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: East London Line trains to Highbury start on Monday morning!
Replies: 8
Views: 2902

Re: East London Line trains to Highbury start on Monday morn

Has Sydenham station also introduced the new "information" boards, so that ELL departures shows Highbury and Islington on 2 lines of the platform departure boards - so you can't see the 2nd or 3rd train. Not good customer service. I think the departure boards at Sydenham, Forest Hill, Honor Oak Park...