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by Robin Orton
21 Nov 2020 11:22
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: 1.15 AM: tree felling or "boy" racers?
Replies: 11
Views: 771

Re: 1.15 AM: tree felling or "boy" racers?

It's nice to have something to look forward to.
by Robin Orton
20 Nov 2020 15:46
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: 1.15 AM: tree felling or "boy" racers?
Replies: 11
Views: 771

Re: 1.15 AM: tree felling or "boy" racers?

Could someone tell me what the rest of the joke is, please? By PM if it's too rude to share publicly. I've googled the punchline, but without success.
by Robin Orton
13 Nov 2020 12:04
Forum: Town Museum & Gallery
Topic: When did West Hill become Westwood Hill please? I've not been able to find an answer online
Replies: 5
Views: 222

Re: When did West Hill become Westwood Hill please? I've not been able to find an answer online

According to the index of John Coulter's 'Sydenham and Forest Hill Past' (London, 1999), the names are alternatives. On p102, there is a quote from 1858: ' Above the Jew's Walk the hill is termed West Hill or Westwood-hill...'
by Robin Orton
2 Nov 2020 10:57
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: The NHS COVID-19 app
Replies: 43
Views: 6519

Re: The NHS COVID-19 app

I agree. It's difficult to see how a Prime Minister and cabinet of such proved incompetence can survive. The Tory party must do its patriotic duty and boot them out forthwith.
by Robin Orton
16 Oct 2020 16:12
Forum: Town Museum & Gallery
Topic: Old London
Replies: 2
Views: 1027

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?
by Robin Orton
30 Sep 2020 10:40
Forum: Town Cafe
Topic: Sticky music thread
Replies: 263
Views: 273632

Re: Sticky music thread

We had fun making up obscene lyrics to this when I was a student.

by Robin Orton
28 Sep 2020 20:07
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: The NHS COVID-19 app
Replies: 43
Views: 6519

Re: The NHS COVID-19 app

I've now downloaded this myself as a matter of civic responsibility, but with fear and trepidation. Does it make some sort of horrible noise when you've been in contact with someone naughty?
by Robin Orton
28 Sep 2020 14:53
Forum: Town Cafe
Topic: Sticky music thread
Replies: 263
Views: 273632

Re: Sticky music thread

And now for something a little more spiritual -


by Robin Orton
27 Sep 2020 19:11
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: St Philip Neri school: Archdiocese appeals planning enforcement order
Replies: 74
Views: 9849

Re: St Philip Neri school: Archdiocese appeals planning enforcement order

As someone who likes to keep up with Sydenham affairs, even when I've got little direct interest, I always look at new posts on this thread. I'm afraid however that I can no longer remember what the real issues are. I wonder whether anyone might have the time and inclination to give us a brief summa...
by Robin Orton
24 Sep 2020 11:25
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: The NHS COVID-19 app
Replies: 43
Views: 6519

Re: The NHS COVID-19 app

I'm temperamentally a late adopter. It sounds a bit complicated to me. I gather it includes a 'QR code', a term that always causes my bowels to turn to water. I shall wait a bit and see what others have to say about it.
by Robin Orton
24 Sep 2020 11:15
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: New Admin for SE23.life & SE26.life
Replies: 3
Views: 1049

Re: New Admin for SE23.life & SE26.life

This could be good.
by Robin Orton
12 Sep 2020 14:56
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Flu-Jabs @ Sydenham Green now Covid test compatible
Replies: 25
Views: 4397

Re: Flu-Jabs @ Sydenham Green now Covid test compatible

We (both over 65s) got ours this morning from Wells Park Practice. Invited by text message to walk-in session, dedicated to people the initial letter of whose surname fell into a certain range. Waited for less than 5 minutes.
by Robin Orton
7 Sep 2020 20:53
Forum: Town Asylum
Topic: Concerning Chris Beach
Replies: 12
Views: 4344

Re: Concerning Chris Beach

i don't know why Chris and Stuart hate each other so much (apart from the fact that they own rival websites, which ought not really to be a reason) and don't want to. But if they want a scrap, I wish they'd go and have it behind the bike sheds or somewhere. I, and I suspect others, really don't want...
by Robin Orton
5 Sep 2020 18:02
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Masks
Replies: 45
Views: 11366

Re: Masks

I was on a bus today, and was surprised to hear that the recorded message told us not to stand, to sit next to the window and to maintain social distancing, but didn't mention wearing masks. It was a 122, by the way. We'd been to Crystal Palace to see 'Tenet'. More or less incomprehensible, even, I ...
by Robin Orton
14 Aug 2020 15:26
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: New leisure contract for Lewisham?
Replies: 11
Views: 2832

Re: New leisure contract for Lewisham?

All right for the young and well-toned like Stuart, but swimming is the only feasible serious exercise available to us timid and arthritic old people.. So we need the pools open soon please, otherwise we shall all have strokes and heart attacks on the NHS and cost you youngsters big money. I'm sure ...
by Robin Orton
11 Aug 2020 13:49
Forum: Town Asylum
Topic: The Censor in RTW Speaks Again
Replies: 53
Views: 16761

Re: The Censor in RTW Speaks Again

Thanks, Stuart. I misread your earlier post as implying that the sale had actually happened. (Thought you were being ironical!)
by Robin Orton
11 Aug 2020 07:16
Forum: Town Asylum
Topic: The Censor in RTW Speaks Again
Replies: 53
Views: 16761

Re: The Censor in RTW Speaks Again

Do you know who currently owns SE23.life, Stuart?
by Robin Orton
7 Aug 2020 14:26
Forum: Town Cafe
Topic: Charlton Lido
Replies: 4
Views: 2148

Re: Charlton Lido

Thanks, I'll tell him, although I don't suppose it will put him off.
by Robin Orton
6 Aug 2020 17:10
Forum: Town Cafe
Topic: Charlton Lido
Replies: 4
Views: 2148

Re: Charlton Lido

My son-in-law sings the praises of the lake at Beckenham Place Park.