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by milton
13 Nov 2019 17:31
Forum: Town Museum & Gallery
Topic: St Antholin Spire / Heritage of London Trust
Replies: 2
Views: 399

Re: St Antholin Spire / Heritage of London Trust

I knew the spire when it was in the grounds of the social club, and the social club was an odd place set in almost derelict grounds, as if it was hiding away. The spire was removed from its original place in the bottom corner of the grounds near to Round Hill to where it is now. It was surrounded by...
by milton
26 Oct 2019 19:53
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Chaos at Crystal Palace funfair
Replies: 10
Views: 1726

Re: Chaos at Crystal Palace funfair

I wonder what the parents of those youths would think about their actions #1 they are probably as bad as their kids. #2 I wonder how many of those kids even know both their parents? too much indescriminate breeding for benefits amongst the scum element. Go on, tell me if there was more for them to ...
by milton
11 Sep 2019 12:31
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Station muggers
Replies: 7
Views: 2783

Re: Station muggers

here's a thought, maybe the people in the photos are not the real problem? The real problem is the mindset shown inthe post by the aptly named 'Clown' . Crime will cease if we are all nice to each other. Of course it will. think about it before you slag me off. and those in the pictures are not 'Chi...
by milton
25 Jul 2019 16:43
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: The Drowning Place - Beckenham Place Park
Replies: 88
Views: 15007

Re: The Drowning Place - Beckenham Place Park

I just read of the closure elsewhere,so came here to see what was going on. In the 1950s, Wells park which was a little gem of a place had several paddling pools graduated from very shallow to deeper for the sole use of children. I see that's all gone now. It was a much loved and used facility. It d...
by milton
25 May 2019 16:44
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Moving to Sydenham
Replies: 53
Views: 9437

Re: Moving to Sydenham

The point of my "thin" evidence is that it was so bad 30yrs ago I upped and got out . From my regular reading of the moans groans and complaints on here, and the odd trip down Kirkdale and Sydenham road via google street to marvel at the variety of fastfood joints,closed pubs and shops, graffiti, tr...
by milton
24 May 2019 19:53
Forum: Town Museum & Gallery
Topic: Montie Garrard, Kirkdale
Replies: 4
Views: 3337

Re: Montie Garrard, Kirkdale

keep your memories mate, it's all gone now.
by milton
24 May 2019 19:48
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Moving to Sydenham
Replies: 53
Views: 9437

Re: Moving to Sydenham

while some of those trying to 'scare' people away were rather thin on the evidence I, & my family, have all moved away from SE26 where we were born, how is that 'thin' evidence? and back then the crime rate was nothing like todays. How many of those who are here extoling the virtues of SE26 have li...
by milton
20 May 2019 21:41
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: St Philip Neri school redevelopment
Replies: 21
Views: 4818

Re: St Philip Neri school redevelopment

I knew that site when it was just a huge hole in the ground after bomb clearance, I got into that hole at the age of 4 and had to be rescued by a passer by. Make of that bit of trivia what you will, kids playing in the street these days, far more dangerous than a bombsite. Bombsite were always cover...
by milton
15 May 2019 19:31
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Moving to Sydenham
Replies: 53
Views: 9437

Re: Moving to Sydenham

Oh dear, you really had to scour the dregs of the internet for that didn't you? Im not actually in Newbury,its our postcode sweetie. But I'll meet your Reddit scourings of some internet sourpuss with this..........https://www.police.uk/metropolitan/00AZ03N/crime/stats/ which is a teeny bit more reli...
by milton
15 May 2019 16:24
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Moving to Sydenham
Replies: 53
Views: 9437

Re: Moving to Sydenham

before paying too much notice to anything that Milton says, I would click on their name and view previous posts. They belong in a shed along with the other tools... If Milton wanted to stay away from Sydenham so much then I would question why they insist on constantly coming here and posting tripe ...
by milton
15 May 2019 12:44
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Moving to Sydenham
Replies: 53
Views: 9437

Re: Moving to Sydenham

I was born in Sydenham,Adamsrill road, 72 years ago. Lived just off Kirkdale from the age of five till 1970. Moved to the fringes of SE26 at the end of Newlands park, went to schools in SE26, got mended at the childrens hospital,ran a business in SE26. I got out in 1988, went back once for a funeral...
by milton
10 Apr 2019 17:27
Forum: Town Cafe
Topic: Best Breakfast in Sydenham
Replies: 17
Views: 5494

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: 11
Views: 4845

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: 14447

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: 14447

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: 14447

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: 5785

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: 3373

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: 3373

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: 1595

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...