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by JeeBee
7 Jan 2013 21:43
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Locally listing ALL local pubs
Replies: 16
Views: 3630

Re: Locally listing ALL local pubs

The problem is that pubs are very easy to turn into shops, estate agents and funeral directors because of the classification that they have in planning law. It is clear to me that an established pub, especially a pub on a site that has hosted a pub for donkeys years, should have a different usage in...
by JeeBee
6 Dec 2012 23:28
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Going over old ground - The Hound that is Grey
Replies: 734
Views: 131713

Re: Going over old ground - The Hound that is Grey

The Bridge House Tavern does have a large outdoors area. The Greyhound is in a great location for a pub - there's nothing that side of the station for a quick drink (I hesitate to call the Railway a pub...). As long as it is a decent quality establishment, not a naff limited range pub anyway. Altern...
by JeeBee
7 Jul 2012 23:43
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Will you use the new Greyhound Pub?
Replies: 35
Views: 6766

Re: Will you use the new Greyhound Pub?

Greyhounds only. Maybe the Florence brewery is looking to expand. The Paxton in Gypsy Hill is quite nice, and maybe they could do the same for the Greyhound. Walked past today and I could see the walls were going back up, and a big hole for the conservatory. I do worry that the interior will be rath...
by JeeBee
2 Jul 2012 19:29
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Antic pubs have withdrawn from the Greyhound
Replies: 330
Views: 71424

Re: Antic pubs have withdrawn from the Greyhound

Isn't residences over a pub a rather standard feature, a place for the landlord to live - also that helps with insurance. If the place goes as a pub, I bet a flat will go with it. Losing first floor drinking area and toilet is a shame, but the new basement loos will be up to date at least. Kitchen s...
by JeeBee
7 Apr 2012 22:50
Forum: Town Cafe
Topic: Recommended removals companies
Replies: 2
Views: 800

Re: Recommended removals companies

Might be a bit late but my friend was very impressed with Aussie Man With Van - doesn't sound very local though! [ Post made via Mobile Device ] http://sydenham.org.uk/mobile.png Thanks for the reply. We went with James Removals in the end, who seemed reasonably good and friendly, although we are m...
by JeeBee
7 Apr 2012 22:47
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Moving to Sydenham
Replies: 18
Views: 3714

Re: Moving to Sydenham

Although I have just moved away from Upper Sydenham, the fact that I am still in Upper Norwood (albeit the other side of Crystal Palace) is testament to the general quality of the area. Sydenham is smack bang in the middle of several good places for what I call "early-middle aged nights out, aka dri...
by JeeBee
7 Apr 2012 22:43
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Antic pubs have withdrawn from the Greyhound
Replies: 330
Views: 71424

Re: Antic pubs have withdrawn from the Greyhound

A GBK would do no harm to Sydenham, at least their milkshakes are pretty good!

Also, have you considered the Florence Brewery, owners(?) of The Paxton down in Gypsy Hill?
by JeeBee
24 Mar 2012 20:39
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Potholes all over Syenham High Street
Replies: 8
Views: 1875

Re: Potholes all over Syenham High Street

Whatever happened to the high street regeneration project?

I've noticed lots of new road surfaces in the area - Lawrie Park Road, Dartmouth Road, etc, so things are being done elsewhere.
by JeeBee
11 Mar 2012 23:04
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Antic pubs have withdrawn from the Greyhound
Replies: 330
Views: 71424

Re: Antic pubs have withdrawn from the Greyhound

I'm sure the actual buildings in many parts are an extra storey over what is depicted in those mockups.
by JeeBee
7 Mar 2012 20:32
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Evading the fares at the station
Replies: 16
Views: 4322

Re: Evading the fares at the station

Eagle wrote:Fare evading was very rare in my younger days. What is happening.
Unlikely, back then there were no gates, etc, you could just walk through and onto the train. Of course the fares weren't so ridiculous back then so maybe there was less incentive to fare dodge.
by JeeBee
5 Mar 2012 21:11
Forum: Town Cafe
Topic: Recommended removals companies
Replies: 2
Views: 800

Recommended removals companies

Hi all,

Before putting my trust in the results of google search, I thought it would be worth asking who do people here recommend for local house moves (just moving a few miles, but there's a whole bunch of stuff to move)?

Cheers!
by JeeBee
3 Mar 2012 13:55
Forum: Town Cafe
Topic: Donating computer equipment
Replies: 12
Views: 5525

Re: Donating computer equipment

Hi, Graham - thank you for offer - We would love the list of items you have, even the 1U rackmount case, I have a use for this. We are installing computers into the largest sheltered home in Europe next month and will need this for this project. Rachel - This has gone to Deptford Pepys resource Cen...
by JeeBee
3 Mar 2012 13:41
Forum: Town Cafe
Topic: CROWS in Crystal Palace Park (a film)
Replies: 5
Views: 1409

Re: CROWS in Crystal Palace Park (a film)

I walk through the park every morning so see a lot of the wildlife there, including the woodpeckers occasionally (they're good at hiding). The crows enjoy hopping around. What I have noticed recently is a large number of parakeets - presumably outgrowing Richmond Park and Battersea Park. They're ver...
by JeeBee
1 Mar 2012 07:51
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Antic pubs have withdrawn from the Greyhound
Replies: 330
Views: 71424

Re: Antic pubs have withdrawn from the Greyhound

I think the building is too small for a Wetherspoons, however it is a good size for a Sam Smiths, and a good location for them being fairly close to their pub in Anerley.
by JeeBee
29 Feb 2012 19:21
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Antic pubs have withdrawn from the Greyhound
Replies: 330
Views: 71424

Re: Antic pubs have withdrawn from the Greyhound

Two old style pubs (Hollybush and Alma) closed over the last year or so up the hill in Crystal Palace but have re-opened as the Sparrowhawk and ..... wait for it..... The Alma. Both are significantly different in decor and ambience [/quote] The new Alma is exactly the same as the old Alma! But with...
by JeeBee
4 Feb 2012 20:10
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: The pub on the kirkdale roundabout
Replies: 110
Views: 22068

Re: The pub on the kirkdale roundabout

opps- sorry i voiced my opinion-again! I really must stop doing that. :roll: It's very hard for something to cater for everyone that might be interested in it, and in this case the pub can't cater for drivers due to its situation, even those that would have a reason to be driving and pubbing. Howev...
by JeeBee
4 Feb 2012 16:25
Forum: Town Cafe
Topic: Donating computer equipment
Replies: 12
Views: 5525

Re: Donating computer equipment

Hi Darren, I have a couple of PCs that I would like to donate. - A 1.466 GHz Athlon XP, Radeon 9500, in blue tower case. - A Mini-ITX system - 800MHz VIA EPIA. It's a bit slow. Case is quite nice. - I also have a 1U black rackmount case, don't ask me why, but you can have that too if you can make us...
by JeeBee
4 Feb 2012 14:11
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: The pub on the kirkdale roundabout
Replies: 110
Views: 22068

Re: The pub on the kirkdale roundabout

No offence intended towards the Book shop,its a great place,but If I were driving through Sydenham ,not knowing it was there,I would keep driving! How does this differ from most town centres? I know an inordinate number of people love to suffer driving in London (especially at rush hour), but I don...
by JeeBee
22 Jan 2012 22:04
Forum: Town Cafe
Topic: What is the best Indian restaurant around Sydenham?
Replies: 30
Views: 8003

Re: What is the best Indian restaurant around Sydenham?

We've had an excellent delivered takeaway from the Yak and Yeti in Crystal Palace, and they have a restaurant. The Ghurka in C.P. isn't great. The modern place opposite Westow House is a little chilli-oriented rather than flavour-oriented. The Crystal Palace Tandoori was a good takeaway too, and the...
by JeeBee
4 Jan 2012 19:59
Forum: Town Cafe
Topic: has Queen's Motors gone?? Recommend a garage for MOT??
Replies: 9
Views: 4988

Re: has Queen's Motors gone?? Recommend a garage for MOT??

Thanks, I'm looking out for a place too. Guess I'll mention the forum when booking the car in...