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by Checkmate
5 Sep 2015 08:08
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Kitchens North London UK
Replies: 0
Views: 536

Re: Kitchens North London UK

Spam, spam, chips and spam.
by Checkmate
18 Aug 2015 15:58
Forum: Town Cafe
Topic: Sydenham, the centre of the universe?
Replies: 9
Views: 3077

Re: Sydenham, the centre of the universe?

Eris is a very similar diameter to Pluto, so would be the same grain of sand / bit of dust sized particle. It's orbital eccentricity is huge, though. At its closes to the Sun, it's a little closer than Pluto is, so we are in the Selhurst area again, but at its furthest away, it would be close to Sou...
by Checkmate
13 Aug 2015 14:15
Forum: Town Cafe
Topic: Sydenham, the centre of the universe?
Replies: 9
Views: 3077

Re: Sydenham, the centre of the universe?

Any one-metre diameter glowing balls of gas in they Sydenham area would have been well and truly extinguished by this morning's downpour I think. So we have grains of rice down the high street, oranges in New Beckenham and grapefruit in Forest Hill all lost without purpose any more :D
by Checkmate
13 Aug 2015 07:38
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Fly tipping along the high street
Replies: 11
Views: 3143

Re: Fly tipping along the high street

By yesterday afternoon, it had indeed vanished.
by Checkmate
12 Aug 2015 09:54
Forum: Town Cafe
Topic: Sydenham, the centre of the universe?
Replies: 9
Views: 3077

Re: Sydenham, the centre of the universe?

Now I have an image of a Croydon roadsweeper single handedly destroying the entire Kuiper Belt :D
by Checkmate
12 Aug 2015 09:43
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Fly tipping along the high street
Replies: 11
Views: 3143

Re: Fly tipping along the high street

There's a mattress propped up against the wall in Silverdale close to the junction with the High Street.

Out of sight, out of mind, maybe? Perhaps I should drag it round the corner and leave it outside Hunters lol
by Checkmate
11 Aug 2015 05:29
Forum: Town Cafe
Topic: Sydenham, the centre of the universe?
Replies: 9
Views: 3077

Re: Sydenham, the centre of the universe?

Yes of course Pluto is now a dwarf planet. I could calculate the relative distances of Sedna, Eris Qaoar, Makemake, etc etc from Sydenham station, but I wanted to keep my post relevant to what I (rightly or wrongly) believed to be the site demographic, who grew up with a "Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars...
by Checkmate
10 Aug 2015 14:09
Forum: Town Cafe
Topic: Sydenham, the centre of the universe?
Replies: 9
Views: 3077

Sydenham, the centre of the universe?

A little food for thought, and a bit of fun...... What if Sydenham was indeed the centre of the universe.... well..... the solar system? Imagine we scaled down the Sun and the rest of the solar system..... Let's make the sun the size of a 1-metre ball and place it ouside the entrance to Sydenham sta...
by Checkmate
1 Jun 2015 17:19
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Sydenham High St Stabbing
Replies: 69
Views: 29193

Re: Sydenham High St Stabbing

police tape is gone from outside ladbroikes, I can't see any further up towards Mayow from where I am
by Checkmate
31 May 2015 08:56
Forum: Town Cafe
Topic: New Lebanese restaurant
Replies: 18
Views: 4692

Re: New Lebanese restaurant

robbieduncan wrote:Looks like a kebab shop. Which is what I thought it was
A bit too close to Selims for that, me thinks!

I will definitely have to show my face in there, though it will definitely be more for the cake than anything else :D
by Checkmate
29 May 2015 07:10
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: The nightmare that is Southern Rail....
Replies: 37
Views: 14607

Re: The nightmare that is Southern Rail....

People do love bashing Southern Rail don't they?

Just remind me again whose staff are going on strike?
by Checkmate
29 May 2015 03:50
Forum: Town Cafe
Topic: Morning trains.
Replies: 1
Views: 695

Re: Morning trains.

Southern have improved the situation markedly with some tweaks to the timetable, but even the most punctual of train operators can't guarantee that a given train will run on time on a given day, as many of hhe reasons that cause delays on the railways are not as a result of the actions (or inactions...
by Checkmate
28 May 2015 15:08
Forum: Town Cafe
Topic: Shirin
Replies: 4
Views: 1612

Re: Shirin

Thanks for the link. Easily missed without the name in the topic, I fear. Still, people can now find it via here as well, so all good.
by Checkmate
28 May 2015 05:23
Forum: Town Cafe
Topic: Shirin
Replies: 4
Views: 1612

Shirin

I see we have a new snack / sandwich / coffee bar on the high street between Newlands Park and Venner Square, Has anyone been in yet to sample? Have the owners been made aware of our Forum?!
by Checkmate
21 May 2015 13:50
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Fly Tipping on Newlands Park by Ladbrokes
Replies: 5
Views: 1920

Re: Fly Tipping on Newlands Park by Ladbrokes

See it on the corner of Sydenham Road / Silverdalae a lot too. Mattress in the middle of the pavement the other week.
by Checkmate
12 May 2015 06:37
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Overgrown Bush Silverdale Alley Sydenham Station
Replies: 15
Views: 3225

Re: Overgrown Bush Silverdale Alley Sydenham Station

Bloody annoying.

Let me guess, Council say it's Network Rail's job, Network Rail say it's the Council's job?
by Checkmate
10 May 2015 19:42
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Virgin Media
Replies: 11
Views: 3361

Re: Virgin Media

They told me they couldn't accept a written cancellation of my contract cos they had to speak to be by phone to confirm it.... First point..... is it not standard legal and business practice to require that contracts be cancelled in writing? Not with these jokers. Second point..... how were they sup...
by Checkmate
10 May 2015 19:07
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Virgin Media
Replies: 11
Views: 3361

Re: Virgin Media

We had Virgin when we first moved in (2008). Repeated and regular outages with the phone line....Virgin stock response was "Is it your phone?", well, no it was a brand new phone handset.... so after 3 or 4 visits (and 3 or 4 lots of p!$$ing about with work shifts in order to be in for those visits) ...
by Checkmate
8 Mar 2015 08:45
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: New World Record Attempt in Sydenham Rd Sun 8 March!
Replies: 11
Views: 3655

Re: New World Record Attempt in Sydenham Rd Sun 8 March!

Well I see the sun is out, sticking his tongue out at me.... hope it goes well :)
by Checkmate
5 Mar 2015 18:02
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: New World Record Attempt in Sydenham Rd Sun 8 March!
Replies: 11
Views: 3655

Re: New World Record Attempt in Sydenham Rd Sun 8 March!

I just hope it doesn't rain.

World's biggest pile of papier mache.....