I visited my forth Sydenham last weekend....

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dickp
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I visited my forth Sydenham last weekend....

Post by dickp »

Sarf London, Sydenham near Sydney, Sydenham near Christchurch...and now Sydenham in Oxfordshire.

It's a tiny village, with a local pub, a church, a manor house-style affair, some converted barns and thatched cottages. Lovely!

If I knew how to post photos on this thread, I'd show you all.

Has anyone else been to any other Sydenhams around the world?

dodd
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Post by dodd »

I've been to a few Debenhams. Does that count?

Steve Grindlay
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Post by Steve Grindlay »

dickp, while visiting Sydenham, Oxfordshire did you find time to to visit <Forest Hill>, near Oxford, as well?

dickp
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Post by dickp »

Damn, no. I was visting Thame, which is mid way between Sydenham and Forest Hill.

I've found the local website for Sydenham. The pictures aren't very good, but they give you the idea of what it's like.

http://www.sydenham.biz/

Savvy
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Post by Savvy »

oOOOh its lovely... just like ours. Well, maybe 300 years ago.

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Blimey!

Post by jackieboo »

Where are all the coffee shops and estate agents? How do they cope?

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Post by biscuitman1978 »

I was also unable to resist visiting other Sydenhams on my travels.

Pictures of Sydenham, Sydney are at http://s303.photobucket.com/albums/nn13 ... %20Sydney/...

...and Sydenham, Melbourne at http://s303.photobucket.com/albums/nn13 ... Melbourne/

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Post by Thomas »

I flew to Belfast City Airport a few weeks ago and discovered that it is in Sydenham as well - Sydenham station is just nearby!

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_Bes ... ty_Airport

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Post by admin »

The Australian Sydenham has a Dulwich nearby and train service by .. Connex .. remember them?

Oxfordshire's Sydenham is here: http://sydenham.biz/
And there is council estate in Gloucestershire that shares our name. There is another in South Africa and Sydenham College in India. Oh and another in Ontario, Canada

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Thomas wrote:I flew to Belfast City Airport a few weeks ago and discovered that it is in Sydenham as well - Sydenham station is just nearby!

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_Bes ... ty_Airport
I know that area you refer to fairly well Thomas. It's a staunchly loyalist area (96.4 percent Protestant according to the 2001 Census) and is the stop before Holywood! Yes, there's a Holywood in N.Ireland.

I lived for a time in Holywood and to bring anyone up to speed who doesn't know East Belfast, Holywood is very close to Stormont.

I wouldn't recommend the Irish Sydenham to many...

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Post by Ulysses »

Sorry to double post...

A few months back I was searching for a clip of the Sydenham fire and happened upon this youtube clip...I did think initially I didn't recognise the Sydenham to Dulwich Hill 'ride'. Then it hit me. This is the Sydenham in Sydney you refer to dickp and biscuitman1978?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WDOE_w8eaoM

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Post by biscuitman1978 »

Ulysses wrote:This is the Sydenham in Sydney you refer to dickp and biscuitman1978?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WDOE_w8eaoM
That's the one. My photos are of the area to the south east of the station; the car in the video heads north west from the station (the station is visible on the right at 0:06).

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Post by TimA »

There is a Sydenham in my home town of Christchurch (New Zealand). I used to have my origami class near Sydeham Park there.

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Post by noangel »

I grew up in Sydenham, Christchurch, NZ and I now live in Sydenham, London!! How about that for coincidence :D

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Post by paultreacy »

I saw a signpost and a bus for Sydenham in Warwick last week.

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Post by TimA »

@noangel - Haha, what a small world. I'm from Merivale and just googled it to see if I could find one in London - unfortunately there's not, I'd have to move to Fleet! :shock:

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Post by noangel »

TimA - even if there was a Merivale in London Town, Sydenham will always be the place to be no matter where in the world you are :wink:

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Post by Barty »

we can do a Perivale, but not a Merivale, in London!!!!

The former is over near my old haunts in west london :lol:

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Post by dickp »

Make that five...Sydenham Hall in Devon, on Sydenham Bridge.
http://maps.google.co.uk/maps?f=q&sourc ... q=Sprytown...

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Post by JRobinson »

my wife was born in Lemmington, in a place called Sydenham, and we've been to Sydney, Melbourne, and Christchurch, but as we were not living in Sydenham over here yet, we wouldn't have thought of the significance of looking for them.

there's a place called Stockwell, just off the A417, near to The Hot Air Balloon pub, we see a sign for it when travelling to Worcester, and always joke about having not left London yet.

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