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by jmc
14 Oct 2013 10:00
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Toadstools in Albion Millennium Green
Replies: 1
Views: 746

Re: Toadstools in Albion Millennium Green

Looks like Pink Waxcap. I quick check on google indicates it's rare for London. [edit] I'm far from confident about ID'ing fungi. I've tried to learn a bit, but it's an amazingly complex area. So I'd suggest posting the picture to the "Wild about Britain" forum. Post the pic to the fungi section. [ ...
by jmc
4 Nov 2011 14:06
Forum: Town Museum & Gallery
Topic: Beachgrove, 111 Sydenham Hill
Replies: 11
Views: 31816

Re: Beachgrove, 111 Sydenham Hill

Sydenham Hill Wood is usually "home" to someone. The remains of Beltwood House provide an obvious choice for people wanting a more sheltered location. Over the last few years the number of people using the wood as a home appears to have risen, with the residents often appearing to be eastern Europea...
by jmc
14 Apr 2011 10:18
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: TPOs - a local government case study
Replies: 6
Views: 2580

Re: TPOs - a local government case study

A very late reply to this thread I feel that mummycat is correct in suggesting the root of the problem is the historic use of paper. There would be a hell of a lot of work involved 'digitising' this info. I can see no other reasonable explanation for not publishing this data. There is an email list,...
by jmc
17 Mar 2011 17:58
Forum: Town Cafe
Topic: Urbexing Possibilities in Sydenham
Replies: 17
Views: 3861

Re: Urbexing Possibilities in Sydenham

I quite like the idea of the old Palace Train Tunnel, but it's a pity its all closed off now. The two tunnels abandoned railway tunnels under the Norwood Ridge are "bat roosts". Going in there without the appropriate licence or the presence of a licence holder, would almost certainly result in a cr...
by jmc
27 Feb 2011 11:49
Forum: Town Museum & Gallery
Topic: New Google Satellite images show lost buildings locations
Replies: 2
Views: 2266

New Google Satellite images show lost buildings locations

I guess some of you will be interested in the new Google Satellite images. They've just been updated and the images were taken during the early summer drought of 2010. This dry period led to areas of grassland dying back at varying rates depending on what was underneath. Often what can be seen is th...
by jmc
1 Feb 2011 13:26
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: CRIME MAPS
Replies: 15
Views: 3384

Re: CRIME MAPS

That's the link to the old crime mapping website. A new, and far more detailed, crime map went online yesterday. Almost impossible to use at moment due to an "opening day" rush, but it's at the following link. http://www.police.uk/ You can go search for an area, then drag a pointer around to see cri...
by jmc
31 Jan 2011 15:40
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Beltwood House for sale
Replies: 3
Views: 2206

Re: Beltwood House for sale

For the unitiated a simple search on the internet will bring up the rather bonkers history of this crumbling Palladian Mansion (it's behind the shrine on Sydenham Hill). And a search of Sydenham Town Forum should bring up the topic in the "Town Museum and Gallery" about the sale http://sydenham.org...
by jmc
17 Jan 2011 17:50
Forum: Town Museum & Gallery
Topic: BELTWOOD IN SYDENHAM HILL
Replies: 31
Views: 31698

Re: BELTWOOD IN SYDENHAM HILL

The land had previously had planning permission for the following Conversion of main building into 3 flats construction of 8, 3-bedroom houses Conversion, and contruction, at Lodge House to build a 3-bedroom house That planning permission is now lapsed, and planning law makes it more difficult to bu...
by jmc
16 Jan 2011 23:47
Forum: Town Museum & Gallery
Topic: BELTWOOD IN SYDENHAM HILL
Replies: 31
Views: 31698

Re: BELTWOOD IN SYDENHAM HILL

I've got the full Sales brochure on PDF if any one wants to see ? Just need guidance on how to Upload it ! [ Post made via Mobile Device ] http://sydenham.org.uk/mobile.png Try the following file storage site http://www.mediafire.com Upload your file, you'll then be taken to a page where there'll b...
by jmc
8 Jan 2011 16:10
Forum: Town Museum & Gallery
Topic: Why is the Pool River a tributary of the Ravensbourne
Replies: 3
Views: 3456

Why is the Pool River a tributary of the Ravensbourne

The question's a little bit more complicated than the subject title suggests. The Pool River, which flows along the eastern edge of Sydenham is a tributary of the River Ravensbourne. But if you actually go to the confluence of the two rivers, or walk along sections of the river's leading to the conf...
by jmc
25 Oct 2010 17:21
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Freeview Signal in Lower Sydenham
Replies: 7
Views: 2600

Re: Freeview Signal in Lower Sydenham

Your so close to the transmitter you shouldn't have a problem, even with a small aerial. One thing that can be a cause of this type of problem is interference from a newly positioned electronic device if its put too close to the freeview box/telly. Have you put any electronic devices in your home ju...
by jmc
4 Sep 2010 15:56
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Mayow Park Project on hold due to Government cuts
Replies: 11
Views: 2885

Re: Mayow Park Project on hold due to Government cuts

On a related note, does anyone know the current situation with Enviroworks which runs the plant nursery and garden in Mayow Park? A friend thinks that the company closed down last week, but there doesnt appear any info around to confirm this
by jmc
27 Jul 2010 11:10
Forum: Town Museum & Gallery
Topic: Have aliens ever landed in Baxter Fields?
Replies: 8
Views: 3200

Re: Have aliens ever landed in Baxter Fields?

I'll agree with the land drain theory. The lines in Mayor Park work with the natural slope of the site. Noticed similar lines at sports field in Bromley recently. It's a very good summer for spotting the location of old buildings. The site of the old Cricket Pavilion building in Crystal Palace Park ...
by jmc
20 Jul 2010 17:51
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: New Forum me no likey
Replies: 23
Views: 5523

Re: New Forum me no likey

Why is this forum (and many like it) set at this width?

Is it some sort of good practice that web site should be only so wide?
by jmc
15 Jul 2010 11:50
Forum: Town Museum & Gallery
Topic: Sydenham Hill Wood - Map comparison
Replies: 0
Views: 1403

Sydenham Hill Wood - Map comparison

Myself and another volunteer at Sydenham Hill Wood have attempted to create a map of the wood showing the current wood, with the location of the old buildings overlayed The Sydenham Hill in Old Photos [ link ] discussion was very helpful! I thought you'd like to look at it and see if any thing needs...
by jmc
28 Jun 2010 10:32
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Noisy PA systems this weekend?
Replies: 1
Views: 1455

Crystal Palace Athletics Stadium has started to be regularly leased out for small sports days. Unfortunately the stadium only has an International Event PA system which can be heard not only outside the stadium, but also the surrounding district For the last two summers (june,july) schools have star...
by jmc
29 Jan 2010 20:25
Forum: Town Cafe
Topic: Greyhound and CPP improvements?
Replies: 14
Views: 4012

The last I had heard, The Greyhound's planning application was still being considered by Lewisham. The importance of the application means Lewisham are taking their time. I guess something should happen next month. The London Developments Ageny's "Masterplan Plannining Application" was approved by B...
by jmc
19 Jan 2010 12:56
Forum: Town Cafe
Topic: Gordon Ramsay at the Dulwich Wood House
Replies: 46
Views: 17631

I think the DWT would do well with say serving a bowl of soup and bread for the walkers as then people might be encouraged to come in and buy some drink too after tramping around in the woods. I agree, rather than just copying other layouts they should have looked at the area and possible clientèle...
by jmc
12 Jan 2010 17:03
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Mayow Park Winter Newsletter
Replies: 10
Views: 4720

I think I have read somewhere that Envirowork, who lease the nursery behind the pavilion, are going to use this land for some community use. I think it may be a demonstration garden of some type.
by jmc
10 Jan 2010 18:33
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Late night Oyster
Replies: 28
Views: 11840

Re: Late night Oyster

If you're travelling on Oyster PAYG, do you have to cross to the London-bound platform to touch out, because you cannot physically access the Oyster readers on the Croydon-bound platform? Or do you not have to touch out in such circumstances? You have to 'touch out' and end your journey, otherwise ...