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by Rebelmc
14 Oct 2014 22:38
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Goodbye Sydenham Community Radio
Replies: 16
Views: 4300

Re: Goodbye Sydenham Community Radio

As far as I know, a stand alone hard disc exists which has an archive of most, if not all of the programmes that were ever put out; I don't know if the audio is raw and as broadcast, or edited, as posted on the website, but it's all there, I just don't know who has it now, probably Darren. As for pu...
by Rebelmc
14 Oct 2014 20:26
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Goodbye Sydenham Community Radio
Replies: 16
Views: 4300

Re: Goodbye Sydenham Community Radio

As somebody who was involved in Sydenham Community Radio at the highest level, from the very first consultation meeting, to the very last gathering of what remained of the Board of Directors, I feel it behoves me to answer some of the questions raised in this thread. To begin with, I'm going to resi...
by Rebelmc
13 Feb 2013 20:20
Forum: Town Museum & Gallery
Topic: Interesting new book coming soon
Replies: 4
Views: 5670

Re: Interesting new book coming soon

I take back all I said-almost!

What I previously posted was true, but I've subsequently discovered that the CP history was fleshed out and published...........

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Crystal-Palace- ... 598&sr=8-1

Voila!
by Rebelmc
5 Oct 2012 23:07
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Car repairs/body shop
Replies: 10
Views: 2605

Re: Car repairs/body shop

Hi Can anyone recommend a really good body shop in the locale to buff out scratches on a car please? Many thanks. GFA Are you sure you really mean "buff out"? Despite what the TV adverts for superduper scratch removal pens/polishes would have us believe, it's normally near on impossible to successf...
by Rebelmc
15 Jul 2012 09:45
Forum: Town Museum & Gallery
Topic: Interesting new book coming soon
Replies: 4
Views: 5670

Re: Interesting new book coming soon

The update is, Crystal Palace ended up featuring as the opening chapters of a history of New Cross speedway, but the publisher felt the book was too long and removed the CP section, then it was decided there wasn't enough content to warrant a stand alone book, which is probably fair, as the track wa...
by Rebelmc
21 Oct 2011 01:16
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Cyclist mows down Sydenham pedestrian
Replies: 50
Views: 25865

Re: Cyclist mows down Sydenham pedestrian

Here's the problem: I have a scientific and logical mind, you have a scientific and logical mind, but I know my school reports remarked on my exceptionally scientific and logical mind; I don't know about your's :) The point is, I can use my exceptionally scientific and logical mind to justify the be...
by Rebelmc
21 Oct 2011 00:40
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Cyclist mows down Sydenham pedestrian
Replies: 50
Views: 25865

Re: Cyclist mows down Sydenham pedestrian

But perception is the thing that needs to be dealt with. You can prove anything you want with statistics, but if those stats don't square with the general perception, they don't mean squat. For example, we all know, because we've been told ad infinitum, that flying is the safest form of transport kn...
by Rebelmc
20 Oct 2011 23:08
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Cyclist mows down Sydenham pedestrian
Replies: 50
Views: 25865

Re: Cyclist mows down Sydenham pedestrian

As someone who spends most of his working life driving the streets of London and beyond, I've no doubt Stuart will be dismayed to hear that I can't recall the last time I saw a car run a red light, let alone 30% of my fellow motorised road users. On the other hand, just today I was sitting at a red ...
by Rebelmc
20 Oct 2011 22:24
Forum: Town Cafe
Topic: In search of a local family
Replies: 0
Views: 584

In search of a local family

Whilst out in the car today, I found myself, as I often do, listening to Robert Elms on BBC London; one of his guests was from the MoD's Historic Casualty Casework team, who seek to give recently discovered fallen soldiers, a decent burial and the recognition they deserve. They told the story of a D...
by Rebelmc
18 Sep 2011 17:28
Forum: Town Museum & Gallery
Topic: Crystal Palace Speedway.
Replies: 5
Views: 5239

Re: Crystal Palace Speedway.

This is an area of special interest for me, as a life long speedway follower and CP/Sydenham resident, to the extent that I wrote an extensive piece which I intended to post on this site, until a hard drive disaster meant I lost the lot. Crystal Palace was actually very important in the early days o...
by Rebelmc
9 Aug 2011 16:16
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: People power
Replies: 13
Views: 3566

Re: People power

There were certainly lots of people and plenty of traffic, but are you saying you didn't notice that the vast majority of shops were closed?
by Rebelmc
9 Aug 2011 16:08
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: People power
Replies: 13
Views: 3566

Re: People power

Unfortunately, you now won't have the chance. I drove down Sydenham High Street at 3 o'clock and it was shut. Payless on the bridge was open (although the shutters were down) and Billings and Costcutters were trading, but everywhere else had gone home for the day, including the bookies, banks and ev...
by Rebelmc
13 Dec 2010 00:57
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: The Old Snooker Hall
Replies: 22
Views: 6372

Re: The Old Snooker Hall

I was always better at Pool, even moreso now my eyesight has gone, but I'll put 10 bob on the table and play the winner.
by Rebelmc
19 Oct 2010 01:21
Forum: Town Museum & Gallery
Topic: crystal palace Race Track
Replies: 9
Views: 15319

Re: crystal palace Race Track

Interesting comparison, but I think the one with the tower is wrong. It's definitely the north tower, but the angle of the 'present day' picture would not match up, if the north tower was still standing. I think the original was taken when they had that extra loop in the track. http://gplea.rscsite...
by Rebelmc
25 Aug 2010 00:25
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: SAVE SYDENHAM LIBRARY
Replies: 72
Views: 32536

Re: SAVE SYDENHAM LIBRARY

did anyone else watch the bbc 1 news at 1pm about library cuts ? in the meeting they told us its not about foot traffic, maybe someone should have told the bbc that, http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-11037964 the bbc is supose to be unbiased but the way this was read out it sounded like ...
by Rebelmc
24 Aug 2010 23:57
Forum: Town Cafe
Topic: P.V. Motorcycles, Perry Vale 1911-1924
Replies: 11
Views: 4058

Re: P.V. Motorcycles, Perry Vale 1911-1924

We're a general mechanical/body repair business for cars, but we also do a lot of classic stuff and we've recently done a few bike jobs (not quite as old as PV!) including repairing and painting the bodywork on an early 70s Honda trial bike and a Zundapp Bella scooter from the 50s (a fantastically e...
by Rebelmc
24 Aug 2010 21:57
Forum: Town Cafe
Topic: P.V. Motorcycles, Perry Vale 1911-1924
Replies: 11
Views: 4058

Re: P.V. Motorcycles, Perry Vale 1911-1924

I must admit, as someone who's involved in the restoration business, I do find it very frustrating when I see basic things, like colours, being messed up, particularly when the original isn't entirely unknown. I also find it odd that these institutions don't work much more closely with each other; t...
by Rebelmc
24 Aug 2010 20:33
Forum: Town Cafe
Topic: P.V. Motorcycles, Perry Vale 1911-1924
Replies: 11
Views: 4058

Re: P.V. Motorcycles, Perry Vale 1911-1924

Ha, funny you shuld mention that. It's a long time since I was last there, but I remember seeing a write up on a bike made in Perivale and thinking what a coincidence it was, because I lived near Perry Vale! I guess I never made the connection (I didn't know about Messrs Elliston and Fell then) but ...
by Rebelmc
23 Aug 2010 23:46
Forum: Town Cafe
Topic: P.V. Motorcycles, Perry Vale 1911-1924
Replies: 11
Views: 4058

Re: P.V. Motorcycles, Perry Vale 1911-1924

willy - that's RAC standard 'tax hp', calculated using the equation D x D x n / 2.5 where 'D' is the bore size (in inches) and 'n' is the number of cylinders, which bears no relation to the actual power output of the motor, but I'm sure you knew that :wink: Nick - I can't help you with any pictures,...
by Rebelmc
22 Aug 2010 23:23
Forum: Town Cafe
Topic: P.V. Motorcycles, Perry Vale 1911-1924
Replies: 11
Views: 4058

Re: P.V. Motorcycles, Perry Vale 1911-1924

I can't add a great deal of information, other than that published in the Red Book of 1917; according to that publication, there is a suggestion they ceased (or, at least, severely curtailed) production from 1914, which wouldn't be unusual, as many of their suppliers would've been otherwise engaged ...