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by Robin Orton
12 Feb 2020 14:31
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: New Businesses in Our Communities
Replies: 2
Views: 719

Re: New Businesses in Our Communities

Oh no, not more of this stuff.
by Robin Orton
4 Feb 2020 17:44
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Power Issues at Bell Green Retail Park
Replies: 28
Views: 2966

Re: Power Issues at Bell Green Retail Park

Sorry, John. Getting old and forgetful. Always mix you up with JRW. Robin
by Robin Orton
4 Feb 2020 16:42
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Power Issues at Bell Green Retail Park
Replies: 28
Views: 2966

Re: Power Issues at Bell Green Retail Park

JGD wrote:
4 Feb 2020 16:07
What in my writings has or have led you te refer to "her posts" ?
I think it is courteous to give people the benefit of the doubt if they choose to keep their first names secret. (Yes, I know Robin is a girl's name in the USA. I'm all man however and not ashamed to admit it.)
by Robin Orton
4 Feb 2020 14:29
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Power Issues at Bell Green Retail Park
Replies: 28
Views: 2966

Re: Power Issues at Bell Green Retail Park

Am I the only one getting fed up with JGD hijacking threads for the purposes of her ongoing vendetta with Chris Beach? So boring and deters other people from contributing to the discussion. Could her posts not be moved to a separate thread? 'More reasons why Chris Beach is an absolute rotter' might ...
by Robin Orton
2 Feb 2020 16:16
Forum: Town Asylum
Topic: Can't read quoted messages
Replies: 7
Views: 961

Re: Can't read quoted messages

Many thanks, Stuart. It worked!

Best wishes Robin
by Robin Orton
19 Jan 2020 22:02
Forum: Town Asylum
Topic: Can't read quoted messages
Replies: 7
Views: 961

Re: Can't read quoted messages

Thanks, Stuart, I'll have a go tomorrow.
by Robin Orton
19 Jan 2020 16:56
Forum: Town Asylum
Topic: Can't read quoted messages
Replies: 7
Views: 961

Can't read quoted messages

I find I can't read quoted messages in this forum using the Google Chrome browser in my desktop - the text is concealed by a dense array of thick black inverted commas. Seems OK on IE (which I also have on my desktop) and on my phone (Android); on the latter, the quoted text appears against a backgr...
by Robin Orton
6 Jan 2020 15:21
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: CBRE say Bromley is best borough for wellbeing
Replies: 9
Views: 1168

Re: CBRE say Bromley is best borough for wellbeing

Hall Lane Robin? I thought Hall Drive was the place for Sydenham's hoi polloi. Stuart You're right of course, Stuart. Sorry. My excuse is that it's a street I dream of rather than visit, and names often get a bit mixed up in dreams. But I thought its USP was that it was somewhere where you could av...
by Robin Orton
5 Jan 2020 22:35
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: CBRE say Bromley is best borough for wellbeing
Replies: 9
Views: 1168

Re: CBRE say Bromley is best borough for wellbeing

parker wrote:
5 Jan 2020 20:27
...and not have the feeling they’re going to be stabbed every time they pop to their local shops.
I've lived in Sydenham (Lewisham) for nearly forty years, and have never once had this feeling. Sorry to hear you have, Parker. Where exactly were you living at the time?
by Robin Orton
5 Jan 2020 15:41
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: CBRE say Bromley is best borough for wellbeing
Replies: 9
Views: 1168

Re: CBRE say Bromley is best borough for wellbeing

The aspirant posh who can't afford Hall Lane or the Thorpes and so have to move further out to avoid us Lewisham riff-raff, you mean?
by Robin Orton
4 Jan 2020 19:21
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: CBRE say Bromley is best borough for wellbeing
Replies: 9
Views: 1168

Re: CBRE say Bromley is best borough for wellbeing

Sorry, I lapsed into lazy stereotyping. I accept that it's quite possible to be posh without being particularly unpleasant.
by Robin Orton
4 Jan 2020 17:10
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: CBRE say Bromley is best borough for wellbeing
Replies: 9
Views: 1168

Re: CBRE say Bromley is best borough for wellbeing

It's full of unpleasant people though.
by Robin Orton
2 Jan 2020 18:01
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Local choir recommendation?
Replies: 6
Views: 982

Re: Local choir recommendation?

I sing in the Lewisham Choral Society which meets on Monday nights at St Laurence's church, Catford. A large but very friendly choir. There are no auditions, and we have singers with a wide range of expertise and experience, but we sing a quite challenging classical and contemporary repertoire. Next...
by Robin Orton
1 Jan 2020 17:36
Forum: Town Cafe
Topic: Winterval greetings
Replies: 7
Views: 854

Re: Winterval greetings

Got it, thanks.
by Robin Orton
1 Jan 2020 16:02
Forum: Town Cafe
Topic: Winterval greetings
Replies: 7
Views: 854

Re: Winterval greetings

Don't know that joke, mosy. Please share!
by Robin Orton
25 Dec 2019 08:47
Forum: Town Cafe
Topic: Winterval greetings
Replies: 7
Views: 854

Re: Winterval greetings

Oh alright, be like that then.
by Robin Orton
24 Dec 2019 12:45
Forum: Town Cafe
Topic: Winterval greetings
Replies: 7
Views: 854

Winterval greetings

Merry Xmas everyone!

Robin
by Robin Orton
7 Dec 2019 18:00
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Christmas lights
Replies: 4
Views: 1521

Re: Christmas lights

Went to the switch on of the lights on the Kirkdale tree this afternoon. Bigger crowd this year. Carols sung in a very avant-garde way. The singers split effortlessly into two choirs, and 'Jingle Bells' and 'Silent Night' were sung bi-tonally, each choir singing a tone apart from the other. Needs a ...
by Robin Orton
6 Dec 2019 09:06
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Ideas for Christmas day
Replies: 5
Views: 1065

Re: Ideas for Christmas day

Try Voluntary Services Lewisham (https://vslonline.org.uk/). They will know what the opportunities are. Churches Together in Sydenham and Forest Hill usually organise a Christmas Day lunch for elderly, frail and isolated people, which VSL are very much involved with.
by Robin Orton
29 Nov 2019 17:20
Forum: Town Museum & Gallery
Topic: St Antholin Spire / Heritage of London Trust
Replies: 3
Views: 1330

Re: St Antholin Spire / Heritage of London Trust

Went to the formal unveiling of the restored spire this morning. Very impressive, particularly the gilded bit at the top. It was good to see the children from Holy Trinity school there, being taught about their local heritage (although I wondered whether our child-friendly dog, also in attendance, a...