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by milton
10 Apr 2019 17:27
Forum: Town Cafe
Topic: Best Breakfast in Sydenham
Replies: 17
Views: 2188

Re: Best Breakfast in Sydenham

Can no-one in SE26 cook themselves bacon eggs and sausages in the mornings then? £10 quid for that? or 50 quid a week? assuming 5 days out the week you are paid too much. '£200 per month you could get someone to come to your house and cook it and still be quids in. cheap bacon, unidentified sauages,...
by milton
12 Feb 2019 13:03
Forum: Town Cafe
Topic: Rolf Harris
Replies: 6
Views: 2021

Re: Rolf Harris

late 1950s/early 60s he had a house in Border Road for sure.

Rolf harris by Willy, is it only me that gets a childish delight from that conjunction?
by milton
20 Aug 2018 14:15
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Noise in Lower Syd last night
Replies: 42
Views: 11042

Re: Noise in Lower Syd last night

Wot?
by milton
20 Aug 2018 14:09
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Noise in Lower Syd last night
Replies: 42
Views: 11042

Re: Noise in Lower Syd last night

but you are in Newbury. Says it all. you should be here on race days. Can't move for discarded champers bots and lost stillettos heels. anyway I was in Sydenham, but I got out when diversity was coming into fashion. I'm perverse, not diverse. :lol: I had had enough when at 2.am I could feel not hea...
by milton
20 Aug 2018 10:44
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Noise in Lower Syd last night
Replies: 42
Views: 11042

Re: Noise in Lower Syd last night

Its just weekend revels, people unwinding in the summer after a weeks hard work. Leave them be, it's a diverse multicultural city and different cultures and the entertainment they bring should be embraced. I'd have gone along and joined in, especially if the drink was cheap. Can't beat a drink and a...
by milton
16 Aug 2018 16:36
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Fox in house
Replies: 14
Views: 4442

Re: Fox in house

Be careful around "fearless foxes", they may have mange which is infectious to people and dogs. Curiously,one of the symptoms of fox mange is that the fox loses its natural fear of humans. I had a mangy fox once take up residence in the outside cat box my semi feral cat lived in. I see this fox is d...
by milton
11 Aug 2018 12:18
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Disease carrying slugs hit Sydenham
Replies: 10
Views: 2370

Re: Disease carrying slugs hit Sydenham

I suppose it is cruel.
Better to poison them,stamp on them or cut in half with a spade.?
by milton
10 Aug 2018 19:41
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Disease carrying slugs hit Sydenham
Replies: 10
Views: 2370

Re: Disease carrying slugs hit Sydenham

Sprinkle it with salt, or pour some down the hole. Dead in seconds.

That said I've never seen a slug come out of a hole.
Where I live I have some that look like pork sausages they are that big.
Also note that some slugs actually prey on other slugs.
by milton
17 Jun 2018 14:08
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Contaminated fuel
Replies: 3
Views: 1207

Re: Contaminated fuel

It may not be the garage to blame. Modern "eco friendly" fuel contains a lot of Ethanol which is hydroscopic, meaning it attracts water; this water will settle in the bottom of the fuel tank. Owners of older vintage vehicles such as myself have found endless problems caused by this such as corrosion...
by milton
16 May 2018 18:40
Forum: Town Museum & Gallery
Topic: Montie Garrard, Kirkdale
Replies: 2
Views: 2100

Re: Montie Garrard, Kirkdale

I knew this chap when I lived nearby in the 1950s/early sixties. His shop was like a film set of musty dusty stuff that never seemed to change. How he paid his way I have no idea. You are correct about him being the organist at CP and I recall the organ pipes at the back of the shop although I can't...
by milton
16 May 2018 18:10
Forum: Town Cafe
Topic: Building work by Penge east station
Replies: 15
Views: 7737

Re: Building work by Penge east station

In the 1970s a guy had a florist barrow on the sydenham side friday and thurs evenings,I believe he did quite well out of it.me especially and if I recall correctly opened a florist in one of the shops in that row
by milton
28 Feb 2018 11:22
Forum: Town Museum & Gallery
Topic: Sydenham and District motor club
Replies: 0
Views: 1350

Sydenham and District motor club

This was a very active club between the wars which , organised and partook in all sorts of events for two and four wheels.

Has anyone any info on it?

I would particularly like to find one JC Thyne who rode, and was quite successful with, a Grindlay Peerless sidecar in a lot of events.
TIA