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by squashst
5 Sep 2019 23:06
Forum: Town Asylum
Topic: Sockpuppets on t'other forum
Replies: 406
Views: 47468

Re: Sockpuppets on t'other forum

I see less traffic on this and SE23 life and the official SE23 forum.
by squashst
19 Jul 2019 20:32
Forum: Town Asylum
Topic: Sockpuppets on t'other forum
Replies: 406
Views: 47468

Re: Sockpuppets on t'other forum

Isn't that one of the aliens that Space Cadet is on about (and he is back BTW)
by squashst
28 Mar 2018 22:47
Forum: Town Asylum
Topic: se23.com - an exile from the north speaks out
Replies: 157
Views: 186845

Re: se23.com - an exile from the north speaks out

Yup, I seem to be permanently banned as well. Mind, if "the official" SE23 site is cutting and pasting police posts from one site to another are they breaking the law? It feels like they are giving the appearance of the Safer Neighbourhood Team posting on that site when they are not. Mind the readin...
by squashst
4 Jan 2017 19:08
Forum: Town Cafe
Topic: Commuting from Sydenham to London Bridge
Replies: 15
Views: 6256

Re: Commuting from Sydenham to London Bridge

Hi, At the time you are talking about in the am you would be OK to London Bridge (its the Overground trains to Canada Water that are rammed) and if Southern trains ran properly (every 15 mins), not too bad in the evening peak as 10 coach trains. However, you will probably have read about the bitter ...
by squashst
20 Dec 2016 13:30
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Windmill, Kirkdale
Replies: 3
Views: 1853

Windmill, Kirkdale

From another forum: http://www.eatongreen.com/sales-property/former-public-house-for-sale-1866.htm25 Kirkdale, Sydenham, London, SE26 Mid terrace large former public house, currently arranged over the ground and first floors. There is also a small rear terrace area, leading down onto the service roa...
by squashst
6 Dec 2016 22:35
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Jim Dowd speaks on Southern in Parliament
Replies: 7
Views: 2416

Re: Jim Dowd speaks on Southern in Parliament

Wish I could see any improvement but I cannot. As far as I can see, both Southern and the unions have contempt for the travelling public. I do not see any improvement in 2017. Its a management/ union battle and the travelling public are "collateral damage". Don't expect any change soon.
by squashst
5 Nov 2016 19:47
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Reduction in services from London Bridge
Replies: 26
Views: 8060

Re: Reduction in services from London Bridge

Sent email query in. It will apparently take Southern 20 days to reply due to high volume of complaints. Best to wfh if you can or get the 17:06/36 if you can't. At least if there are long delays the toilet facilities at Lon Bridge are free to use.
by squashst
5 Nov 2016 19:41
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Reduction in services from London Bridge
Replies: 26
Views: 8060

Re: Reduction in services from London Bridge

I went onto Train Line for next Monday and Wednesday and the services are 17:06, 17:37, 18:14, 18:36 (and the 18:14 is actually change at New Cross Gate and get Overground). There seems to be something really weird with the London Bridge to Victoria route. I typed in London Bridge to Victoria on Mon...
by squashst
19 Jul 2016 06:34
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Railway Problems - Lines Closed
Replies: 13
Views: 3079

Re: Railway Problems - Lines Closed

From southern: On Monday a large hole developed below the track in the Forest Hill area (between East Croydon and London Bridge). Assessments and plans were made to repair and fill the hole with additional ballast material that supports the track and work on this repair has continued overnight. We a...
by squashst
18 Jul 2016 15:23
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Railway Problems - Lines Closed
Replies: 13
Views: 3079

Railway Problems - Lines Closed

There is a sinkhole opened under Forest Hill station (!) so according to Southern / London Overground there is complete shutdown between London Bridge to East Croydon. Apparently maintenance staff are looking into it (the hole?). Looks likely to be for remainder of day. Not sure what situation is fo...
by squashst
22 Apr 2016 13:51
Forum: Town Cafe
Topic: Tennis Racket Re-Stringing
Replies: 3
Views: 901

Re: Tennis Racket Re-Stringing

Finches just outside Forest Hill station. Its mainly a ski shop but they do restring squash / tennis rackets
https://www.finchesemporium.com/
by squashst
6 Aug 2015 19:05
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Station approach - new toilet
Replies: 126
Views: 30786

Re: Station approach - new toilet

Maybe the "toilet listening post" has been installed by the Dowd brothers. It may be sensible when going past to say that Purelake is a very fine public spirited building company and that JD is peerless as an MP. You never know who is listening...... :D
by squashst
6 Aug 2015 18:07
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Station approach - new toilet
Replies: 126
Views: 30786

Re: Station approach - new toilet

Oh - I've got it. The Sydenham public convenience does look rather similar to the East German Stasi listening outposts badly camoflauged as an everyday object. It isn't really a toilet. Its got microphones inside and it eavedrops on commuters.
by squashst
6 Aug 2015 18:04
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Station approach - new toilet
Replies: 126
Views: 30786

Re: Station approach - new toilet

It occurs to me that Forest Hill, Honor Oak and probably pretty much every other station does not have a public convenience outside the station. Any particular reason why Sydenham is so favored - local history buffs may help. Given that the said convenience in Sydenham has not been open for last cou...
by squashst
8 May 2015 17:06
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Lewisham and West Penge candidates
Replies: 61
Views: 18204

Re: Lewisham and West Penge candidates

I suspect we will see a Grand Bargain between Conservatives and SNP. Devo max in Scotland for an agreement that Scots do not vote for English laws. Locks labour out full stop. To be honest the only party that can now defeat the Conservatives is the Conservatives. Think the 1992 election which they w...
by squashst
30 Apr 2015 17:14
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Parliamentary Election Hustings
Replies: 120
Views: 53790

Re: Parliamentary Election Hustings

"I've got a coppered-bottom majority under first past the post, therefore I don't need to bother". There, I've saved Jim an email reply.
by squashst
25 Feb 2015 12:57
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Southern services to/from London Bridge
Replies: 40
Views: 10470

Re: Southern services to/from London Bridge

Just seen from se 23 forum that it looks like no trains / Overground beyond New Cross Gate on 4 out of 5 next weekends, starting this weekend. Be sure to go the station on March 14/15th to remind yourself what a train on a weekend looks like!
by squashst
16 Jan 2015 08:10
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Southern services to/from London Bridge
Replies: 40
Views: 10470

Re: Southern services to/from London Bridge

A good day to wfh. From the Southern site: "Delays between Sydenham and London Bridge / Canada Water until at least 08:30 A signalling problem near New Cross Gate means journeys are being delayed by up to 20 minutes between Sydenham and London Bridge / Canada Water. London Overground services betwee...
by squashst
9 Jan 2015 15:40
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Southern services to/from London Bridge
Replies: 40
Views: 10470

Re: Southern services to/from London Bridge

2 things that would be worth trying: a) shut down New Cross on the Overground for peak (and perhaps all day) to get the extra OG trains to Crystal Palace (as between Christmas / New Year). Admittedly there is still the challenge to get to Canada Water b) add frequency to the Blackfriars / Crofton Pa...