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by annabel mclaren
10 Nov 2008 18:52
Forum: Town Cafe
Topic: The Bard of Sydenham?
Replies: 14
Views: 10009

Fairly certain he does - he gave a talk at the Kirkdale Bookshop last July during their Book Week.
by annabel mclaren
10 Nov 2008 18:19
Forum: Town Cafe
Topic: The Bard of Sydenham?
Replies: 14
Views: 10009

Shena Mackay lived until recently in Upper Norwood and the novel that Rachel Cooke, in the Observer profile mentions - Dunedin - has passages set in Upper and West Norwood; it also, I'm pretty sure, features a large, rambling house on Beaulah Hill called St Valery. Other contenders for the Bard of S...
by annabel mclaren
2 Nov 2008 10:21
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Halloween in Sydenham
Replies: 40
Views: 19765

We reckon we had around 40 kids visiting on Friday night - all very cute, mostly in groups with mums and dads hovering. But whatever happened to Penny for the Guy?
by annabel mclaren
31 Oct 2008 17:46
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Halloween in Sydenham
Replies: 40
Views: 19765

I've just come back from the high street where I caught the end of the Trick and Treat judging - all looked fantastic, and apparently there were 150 children taking part! Thanks to all the organisers!
by annabel mclaren
30 Oct 2008 10:01
Forum: Town Cafe
Topic: Sydenham Dancentre
Replies: 2
Views: 2406

The age group is very varied - because of Strictly Come Dancing! There are teenagers and early 20s, but they are usually couples, otherwise it is the whole range. The singles usually are in the 30-50 age group. Most classes average between 20 and 30 people, as you cannot teach effectively above that...
by annabel mclaren
15 Oct 2008 15:16
Forum: Town Museum & Gallery
Topic: Crystal Palace Park Road
Replies: 6
Views: 4764

Welcome back Greg! The 'gingerbread' style villas that fringe Crystal Palace Park were designed by John Norton, the architect who re-modelled Tyntesfield (in Somerset) creating the Gothic Revival extravaganza that has been magnificently restored by the National Trust. The villas were built to help f...
by annabel mclaren
14 Jul 2008 17:39
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Forest Hill Pools consultation
Replies: 88
Views: 76045

Forest Hill Pools consultation

If you follow this link: http://www.lewisham.gov.uk/CouncilAndDemocracy/HavingYourSay/RedevelopmentOfForestHillPools/ you will be able to see the 3 options which have been worked up by Lewisham for the redevelopment of Forest Hill Pools. All 3 involve the demolition of Louise House and the existing ...
by annabel mclaren
30 May 2008 11:53
Forum: Town Museum & Gallery
Topic: SYDENHAM ROAD BEFORE & AFTER
Replies: 17
Views: 14873

Lee, a photographic 'shopfront survey' was done in about 1988 - I think the pictures are now in the Lewisham archive. I'll try and find out!
by annabel mclaren
12 May 2008 09:56
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: RENEWED HIGH STREET PROPOSALS
Replies: 32
Views: 25435

Ian Plowright, the project manager for the improvement scheme for Sydenham Rd, has given presentations to the Sydenham Road Community Partnership meetings (the forerunner of the Sydenham Assembly) at which he has talked about working on a bid to Transport for London for funds for an improvement sche...
by annabel mclaren
5 May 2008 08:40
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Sainsbury's application for 24 hour trading at Bell Green
Replies: 21
Views: 17296

Sainsbury's application for 24 hour trading at Bell Green

Sainsbury's are applying for planning permission for unrestricted trading at Bell Green. The application on the Lewisham website can be viewed at: http://tinyurl.com/5au7vt The accompanying noise survey concludes that the levels of noise in surrounding residential streets will be 'good' if people ke...
by annabel mclaren
19 Mar 2008 11:04
Forum: Town Cafe
Topic: Video on Forest Hill Baths
Replies: 20
Views: 14011

There is a very interesting discussion about all of this on SE23.com at this link: http://www.se23.com/forum/showthread.php?tid=539&pid=6291#pid6291 (apologies to Admin for sending posters to the rival site, but we are all in this together!). Arguments for Modernism are currently being aired with th...
by annabel mclaren
7 Mar 2008 09:56
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Greyhound Pub
Replies: 133
Views: 81884

Following on from Rodney, for those who have never seen the tiled room of the Greyhound there are pictures and the history of the pub at this link: www.sydenhamsociety.com/W07-Greyhound%20campaign.html Thanks Simono for keeping an eye on the place - Mr Gerrard, when are you going to sort out the sec...
by annabel mclaren
24 Jan 2008 10:16
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Hostel at Peak Hill
Replies: 7
Views: 4727

An application to convert 53 Peak Hill into a hostel was lodged around two years ago and turned down. Planning permission has subsequently been granted to turn the house into three flats - you can view this planning application (and all others in Lewisham) at this link: http://tinyurl.com/yudd5l For...
by annabel mclaren
18 Jan 2008 16:57
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Somerfield up for sale
Replies: 61
Views: 42770

by annabel mclaren
10 Jan 2008 09:37
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Thorpe Residents AGM
Replies: 0
Views: 1882

Thorpe Residents AGM

The next AGM of the Thorpes Residents Association will take place at the Golden Lion on Tuesday January 22nd at 8pm. The meeting is open to everyone who lives in the Thorpes and will be a chance for people to meet their neighbours. A newsletter will be circulated to Thorpes residents before the meet...
by annabel mclaren
9 Jan 2008 17:36
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: STF's 10,000th Post
Replies: 9
Views: 5955

Talking of the Greyhound, would it be possible to move the fab picture Sean has posted in Town Museum to this thread? I've never seen it before (I'm sure it's new to most of us!) and it shows how the Greyhound looked around a century ago. I particularly like the elegant conservatory at the side!
by annabel mclaren
16 Nov 2007 09:39
Forum: Town Cafe
Topic: Girton road
Replies: 1
Views: 2521

Hi Poppy - no it isn't unfortunately. Some years ago the Sydenham Society included Girton Rd in a proposal for a new conservation area but Lewisham restricted the area they designated to the Thorpes - and the Thorpes CA was susbsequently extended in September to include the Victorian terraces on the...
by annabel mclaren
14 Nov 2007 18:46
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Premier Snack Bar - What do you think of it? 173 Sydenham Rd
Replies: 25
Views: 22050

Unfortunately it isn't listed - which is a shame as it's a lovely 30s building. We went there today and the owners have created a calm, contemporary interior with good service and food. It's sparklingly clean with lots of newspapers to read.
by annabel mclaren
13 Nov 2007 10:51
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: BOYCOTT LONDIS SYDENHAM !!!!
Replies: 52
Views: 46670

I don't think the comments above are funny or useful - they go far beyond fair comment about businesses and their owners. Posting pictures and making offensive comments about individual shop-owners amount to a personal campaign against individuals.
by annabel mclaren
27 Oct 2007 17:46
Forum: Town Cafe
Topic: advice regarding sash windows
Replies: 3
Views: 3302

Hi Coll - renovation and draught-proofing of sash windows has to be a more eco-friendly solution than installation of new ones (the embodied energy contained in the production of new windows has to be borne in mind). Draught Busters, who are based in Malham Road, Forest Hill, are excellent - they do...