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by annabel mclaren
22 Oct 2007 10:27
Forum: Town Cafe
Topic: Fox & Hounds
Replies: 12
Views: 8822

Wonderful picture Falkor - thanks for finding it and putting it on the site. I wonder what the significant info you were told is... Kenny - I think Hornimans changed hands in the early 90s. It's now a very good Italian restaurant called That's Amore where the landlord often serenades diners with Ita...
by annabel mclaren
22 Oct 2007 09:35
Forum: Town Cafe
Topic: Fox & Hounds
Replies: 12
Views: 8822

In 1990 the Sydenham Society put forward a plan to the Council for the creation of an Upper Sydenham Conservation Area which would include the stretch of Kirkdale from Jews Walk to Halifax Street (among others) taking in the Fox and Hounds and High Street Buildings - the glorious Baroque edifice whi...
by annabel mclaren
7 Sep 2007 10:23
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: How will gentrification change Sydenham?
Replies: 14
Views: 13724

Hi Lee - some of what you're asking for in the post above exists in Sydenham - but as the area is a bit spread out the shops can be some way from each other... for instance Home Park Butchers has organic meat (friends say as good as the E Dulwich butcher but as I've not been there I can't say); they...
by annabel mclaren
7 Sep 2007 09:44
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Sydenham Road Community Street Audit
Replies: 65
Views: 59626

Those are fantastic ideas Lee - why don't you contact the town centre manager, Julie Sutch - her email address is: julie.sutch@lewisham.gov.uk and she is based at Sydenham library. She would be able to tell you who owns the old chemists shop.
by annabel mclaren
30 Jul 2007 08:03
Forum: Town Cafe
Topic: coffee Bar Research for Sydenham
Replies: 23
Views: 19376

How about 'Cafe Hero' - shameless rip-off of my fave chain... and appropriate for everyone who struggles on to the trains first thing in the morning! My favourite coffee(s) are Cappucino and Latte (depends on the time of day); crossaints and home-made cakes; fresh soups for on the way home... I coul...
by annabel mclaren
28 Jul 2007 11:09
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: The Greyhound to Close!
Replies: 143
Views: 148193

Welcome back Greg - good to see you are still in circulation! Re the Greyhound - in my opinion its refurbishment is key to the regeneration of Sydenham as it forms an essential piece of the jigsaw of the proposed Sydenham Gateway. The pub has obviously got into a terrible state as a result of indiff...
by annabel mclaren
26 Jul 2007 14:54
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: The Greyhound to Close!
Replies: 143
Views: 148193

A petition to save the Greyhound, supporting the retention of a well-managed pub and a 'sensitive' development in the car park has now been started by the Sydenham Society. You can sign it at the Kirkdale Bookshop, opposite the pub.
by annabel mclaren
18 Jul 2007 13:51
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: New Brown Bins
Replies: 10
Views: 7971

Hope they deliver them to the Thorpes - I'd love a bin for garden waste! (My compost-making always seems to end up as a pile of rather sad twigs!)
by annabel mclaren
4 Jun 2007 12:18
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: The Greyhound
Replies: 30
Views: 24774

Jules - the Syd Soc are on the case! At the link below you will find the article I've written for the Sydenham Society newsletter which I hope explains where we are right now. Interestingly I spoke yesterday to Gavin Stamp (the architectural historian who lives in Forest Hill, currently presenting a...
by annabel mclaren
30 Apr 2007 10:44
Forum: Town Museum & Gallery
Topic: Pissarro Sydenham pic for auction
Replies: 10
Views: 13315

I can vouch for the fact that Juwlz' painting is superb - and caused a lot of excitement at the auction! The evening was wonderful - well done to Erica and everyone at St Barts.
by annabel mclaren
16 Feb 2007 09:27
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Sydenham Station Approach
Replies: 4
Views: 4829

Dear jfl - you have done a great job with 2-12 Station Approach - the building now looks very smart after years of neglect. As an aside it had an interesting period in the early 80s when it was the Windsors nightclub -does anyone else remember this? A cafe / deli in the shop units would be the ideal...
by annabel mclaren
14 Feb 2007 09:28
Forum: Town Museum & Gallery
Topic: Halifax Street - has it changed much...?
Replies: 10
Views: 9867

Falkor - thanks so much for putting up these cuttings about Halifax Street -it's astonishing to realise that the street was scheduled for demolition in the late 50s and that the Manchester Guardian of 1957 included Sydenham in one of its leader articles. When you look at Halifax Street now and see h...
by annabel mclaren
26 Jan 2007 17:36
Forum: Town Asylum
Topic: Sydenham ShopShop
Replies: 7
Views: 10860

Would it be an idea to approach Julie Sutch and do a front page article with her picture and details of how prospective purchasers could get in touch with her? She could then outline the services she and the Lewisham Town Centre management team offer and this article could link to the Shop Shop site...
by annabel mclaren
26 Jan 2007 17:30
Forum: Town Cafe
Topic: Two Brewers in Perry Hill being transformed.
Replies: 17
Views: 20827

Sounds like great news - the building is very attractive in a 30s roadhouse kind of way... (it's possibly the same era as the Dolphin, which has been described as '30s Tudor'); it's redbrick with a tiled roof, pretty wooden windows, two big bays at the front - its set back from the road and has a ge...
by annabel mclaren
24 Jan 2007 10:16
Forum: Town Cafe
Topic: Your opinion on a new healthy Juice/Coffee Bar in Forest Hil
Replies: 60
Views: 50641

Looks brilliant to me - what a great idea! Well done Admin and Castiron.
by annabel mclaren
17 Jan 2007 18:35
Forum: Town Cafe
Topic: Your opinion on a new healthy Juice/Coffee Bar in Forest Hil
Replies: 60
Views: 50641

Great idea to use those premises - you could not really get any close to the station which must be the most important consideration for anyone starting this kind of business. The interior looks really spacious with lots of room for sofas, buggies etc and the kind of large windows that seem to work w...
by annabel mclaren
17 Jan 2007 18:27
Forum: Town Museum & Gallery
Topic: Getting the most out of maps
Replies: 0
Views: 3249

Getting the most out of maps

Just to let everyone on Sydenham Town know that the British Library is holding a series of workshops in February on maps, and how to use them in research. The workshops are part of their programme supporting the exhibition entitled London: a Life in Maps, which runs until March 4. Each workshop focu...
by annabel mclaren
30 Nov 2006 17:56
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Sydenham Road Community Street Audit
Replies: 65
Views: 59626

Another interesting candidate would be Eleanor Marx...
by annabel mclaren
30 Nov 2006 16:32
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Sydenham Road Community Street Audit
Replies: 65
Views: 59626

For some reason in the photo from the 60s the road layout looks much calmer and more spacious - I don't think this is simply down to there being less traffic. The 2 small islands (the one in the foreground having a 'pear drop' shape) with their connecting zebra crossings give more possiblilities for...
by annabel mclaren
20 Nov 2006 14:25
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: British Gas Home Servicing Scam hits Sydenham?
Replies: 3
Views: 4416

We've found that Pro Gas in Kent House Road are fantastic - they even turned out one year at 6pm on Christmas Eve!