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by maestro
16 Oct 2020 18:45
Forum: Town Museum & Gallery
Topic: Old London
Replies: 2
Views: 786

Re: Old London

Looking in vain for a motor car (although haven't watched it all.) When first might you have expected to see one in London? Numerous motorised charabancs are evident in several scenes, something resembling a motorised hen hut appears at 11:46 weaving through the general throng of horse drawn traffi...
by maestro
16 Oct 2020 15:23
Forum: Town Museum & Gallery
Topic: Old London
Replies: 2
Views: 786

Old London

Amazing film recordings from approx. 120 years ago converted to colour. Watch out for the fire brigade turning out at 22:13.





by maestro
7 Aug 2020 12:21
Forum: Town Cafe
Topic: Charlton Lido
Replies: 4
Views: 1895

Re: Charlton Lido

Robin Orton wrote: 6 Aug 2020 17:10 My son-in-law sings the praises of the lake at Beckenham Place Park.
He may not be so keen now :shock:
https://www.newsshopper.co.uk/news/1863 ... park-lake/
by maestro
6 Aug 2020 19:50
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Are we lacking moderators
Replies: 4
Views: 1401

Re: Are we lacking moderators

Does anyone happen to know if inmates are allowed access to the internet in HMP Winchester? Just asking. :roll:
by maestro
2 Aug 2020 10:04
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Những link vào w88 chuẩn 100% mới nhất
Replies: 1
Views: 917

Re: Những link vào w88 chuẩn 100% mới nhất

You've been rumbled Robin, obviously you'd been on the sauce last night so deleted your post when you saw it this morning. :lol: Anyway, this article makes far more sense than the remain campaign.
by maestro
23 Jun 2020 12:09
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Sydenham Grand Prix
Replies: 20
Views: 7615

Re: Sydenham Grand Prix

I saw a bloke on a very noisy, small green motorbike, very fast down Lennard Road earlier tonight. Appeared to be ridden by a middle aged white guy in a grey hoody with no helmet. He was bald and had mad staring eyes. I think he was on something, other than the small green motorbike. Stay safe A tr...
by maestro
2 Apr 2020 18:54
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Dylon works - FT reports L&Q buying bulk for social housing
Replies: 14
Views: 9090

Re: Dylon works - FT reports L&Q buying bulk for social housing

Well who now knows what financial resources will be available for such redevelopment schemes once we're through this national crisis. However, the traffic bottleneck created by Lower Sydenham railway bridge (which still, as far as I'm aware, remains the second most struck in the UK) is something tha...
by maestro
2 Apr 2020 15:55
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Dylon works - FT reports L&Q buying bulk for social housing
Replies: 14
Views: 9090

Re: Dylon works - FT reports L&Q buying bulk for social housing

Developers have won their appeal against Bromley Council and are now intending to build a new development of 254 units. Can't see the point in the current market when much of the first phase had to be sold off for social housing because they couldn't get rid of them, plus, long term, there are plans...
by maestro
9 Dec 2019 12:06
Forum: Town Cafe
Topic: Replacing windows
Replies: 16
Views: 8078

Re: Replacing windows

Stuart might back me up on this, I don't think magnetic secondary glazing would be suitable for doors. Acrylic panels are easily damaged, one of mine had to be scrapped when I received the delivery of the eight as it had been damaged by the courier, I took a pic of it and sent it to the supplier, it...
by maestro
2 Dec 2019 12:03
Forum: Town Cafe
Topic: Replacing windows
Replies: 16
Views: 8078

Re: Replacing windows

I also installed magnetic secondary glazing to my eight large wooden sash windows and I've found it very effective. My property is Grade II listed and I am compelled to have to maintain them, I am forbidden from fitting UPVC windows even if they may be identical in appearance. I had them all taken o...
by maestro
2 Dec 2019 11:26
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Catalytic converter thefts
Replies: 2
Views: 2003

Re: Catalytic converter thefts

Already been discussed on here. It seems to be Honda Jazz and Toyota Prius cars that are being targeted.
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by maestro
25 Nov 2019 10:45
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Black cabbies in celebration.....
Replies: 11
Views: 5866

Black cabbies in celebration.....

TFL strips Uber of license to operate in London.

https://www.standard.co.uk/news/uk/tfl- ... l#comments
by maestro
3 Nov 2019 13:25
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Sydenham Man Loses £250,000 Violin
Replies: 10
Views: 5151

Re: Sydenham Man Loses £250,000 Violin

alywin wrote: 3 Nov 2019 00:39 But yes, Beckenham Waitrose is a rather odd place to select!
Considering the value of the violin, an Aldi would hardly have been appropriate.
by maestro
2 Oct 2019 13:43
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Sydenham - National Front march?
Replies: 1
Views: 1742

Sydenham - National Front march?

Quote...... Having grown up in Sydenham where the National Front marched, he said he knew the dangers and also the racial tension that existed between the community and the police. https://www.standard.co.uk/news/crime/met-family-liaison-officer-ill-never-forget-the-dreaded-death-knocks-of-london-te...
by maestro
2 Sep 2019 11:58
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Cox's Walk footbridge
Replies: 9
Views: 4298

Cox's Walk footbridge

Dispute over historic trees which Southwark Council intend to remove..

https://www.newsshopper.co.uk/news/1787 ... -sydenham/
by maestro
29 Aug 2019 07:25
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Helicopter last night
Replies: 5
Views: 3053

Re: Helicopter last night

Yes I heard it too but it would only be there if a major crime has been committed, so as inconvenient as it is, they're doing a very important job and fortunately it doesn't happen too often. Much more disturbing during hot weather when you need to have windows open, are those morons on quad bikes a...
by maestro
25 Aug 2019 09:39
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Poundstretcher in old co-op site
Replies: 54
Views: 34921

Re: Poundstretcher in old co-op site

Lights now been left on for two years, LBC state that nobody has made any planning application to do anything with the property.

https://www.newsshopper.co.uk/news/1784 ... -years-39/
by maestro
23 May 2019 13:22
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Beware the catterpilar.....
Replies: 2
Views: 1726

Beware the catterpilar.....

Oak Processionary Moth caterpillars are on the march again.........

https://www.newsshopper.co.uk/news/1765 ... se-london/
by maestro
15 May 2019 19:59
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Moving to Sydenham
Replies: 53
Views: 23706

Re: Moving to Sydenham

milton wrote: 15 May 2019 19:31 time for me to check on the horse.
What delight is she rustling up for your supper, Wiltshire bacon sarnie again?