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by Robin Orton
19 Jan 2020 22:02
Forum: Town Asylum
Topic: Can't read quoted messages
Replies: 2
Views: 80

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: 2
Views: 80

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: 919

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: 919

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: 919

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: 919

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: 919

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: 746

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: 680

Re: Winterval greetings

Got it, thanks.
by Robin Orton
1 Jan 2020 16:02
Forum: Town Cafe
Topic: Winterval greetings
Replies: 7
Views: 680

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: 680

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: 680

Winterval greetings

Merry Xmas everyone!

Robin
by Robin Orton
7 Dec 2019 18:00
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Christmas lights
Replies: 4
Views: 1371

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: 915

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: 1139

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...
by Robin Orton
14 Nov 2019 22:01
Forum: Town Museum & Gallery
Topic: St Antholin Spire / Heritage of London Trust
Replies: 3
Views: 1139

Re: St Antholin Spire / Heritage of London Trust

We have lived happily for nearly forty years almost next door to the 'executive pastiche' and got to know the nice old lady who lived there for many years - she has now died . Our theory has always been that it was originally built as a country retreat by a retired Peckham gangster. As such , we fee...
by Robin Orton
28 Oct 2019 10:29
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Chaos at Crystal Palace funfair
Replies: 10
Views: 2234

Re: Chaos at Crystal Palace funfair

milton wrote:
28 Oct 2019 09:26
…..pious sanctimonious claptrap...
….a holier than thou god botherer…
Love it, guys! Keep it up!

Love, joy and peace from

Robin
by Robin Orton
27 Oct 2019 19:00
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Chaos at Crystal Palace funfair
Replies: 10
Views: 2234

Re: Chaos at Crystal Palace funfair

I dont think we've heard much from Millton or EUSSR recently. Ah well, all good things come to an end.
by Robin Orton
12 Oct 2019 20:58
Forum: Town Cafe
Topic: Wonderful Brahms at St Barts
Replies: 1
Views: 594

Wonderful Brahms at St Barts

Second string sextet. Never heard it before. Totally stunning. Played by Ensemble 26 , brought to us by Sydenham Arts this evening.