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by blakewho
2 Jul 2018 11:40
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Thames Water Crystal Palace Park Road
Replies: 12
Views: 5401

Re: Disgusted of Lawrie Park -Thames Water Fiasco

I can assure you they were very busy between 1 and 5 AM today, full-on drilling and flashing lights from the vans. No football on at such ungodly hours of course.
by blakewho
4 Jan 2017 15:42
Forum: Town Cafe
Topic: Commuting from Sydenham to London Bridge
Replies: 15
Views: 6407

Re: Commuting from Sydenham to London Bridge

I usually get a seat on the 08.19 and when I've travelled in before 08.00 it's usually been pretty easy. The things to watch out for though are delays and cancellations, which are happening a lot with Southern at the moment. I would recommend you keep an eye on the likely services you'll want to use...
by blakewho
23 Nov 2016 10:08
Forum: Town Cafe
Topic: Grape and Grain
Replies: 3
Views: 2320

Re: Grape and Grain

I did read in 'London Drinker' earlier this year that it had been bought by Wetherspoons and was to be converted to their format at the end of this year.
by blakewho
11 Nov 2016 11:11
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: The Greyhound Welcomes.........
Replies: 19
Views: 12944

Re: The Greyhound Welcomes.........

In the absence of any actual evidence I will treat this debut post by someone calling themselves 'The Truth' with a certain amount of skepticism.
by blakewho
17 Feb 2016 14:40
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Flabbergasted
Replies: 25
Views: 5907

Re: Flabbergasted

Glad to hear you're safe. Looking forward to the new Sainsburys putting these people out of business.
by blakewho
21 Dec 2015 09:58
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Christmas lights in Sydenham?
Replies: 36
Views: 7573

Re: Christmas lights in Sydenham?

The lights on Sydenham Road are an embarrassment. If we can't afford decent lights (when other parts of Lewisham apparently can) it would be better to have none at all.
by blakewho
17 Dec 2015 10:25
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: RebuildTheGreyhound - pub to be rebuilt by April 2015?
Replies: 994
Views: 431948

Re: #RebuildTheGreyhound - pub to be rebuilt by April 2015?

FWIW coming from the extremely rare political standpoint of secular distributism I completely understand Rod's point of view and would prefer the ownership of pubs - indeed all land and property - to be as widely distributed as possible. But we live in an imperfect world and the main thing I'm conce...
by blakewho
10 Dec 2015 16:02
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Electricity problems?
Replies: 14
Views: 6823

Re: Electricity problems?

Funny, I got an email back in response: Thank you for contacting UK Power Networks. I have checked against your address and seen that was a problem in your area yesterday that was caused by a fault on one of our underground cables. As soon as we were made aware we managed to re-route power remotely ...
by blakewho
9 Dec 2015 16:20
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Electricity problems?
Replies: 14
Views: 6823

Re: Electricity problems?

Thanks Rachael, I've used the form to report it too.
by blakewho
9 Dec 2015 12:18
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Electricity problems?
Replies: 14
Views: 6823

Re: Electricity problems?

Our lights dimmed (on the Chulsa estate) for a few seconds last night, around 10.40 pm. We've had a couple of incidents recently when the fuses tripped for all the plug sockets while an appliance was in use. Thought it might be down to recent mains work to our block, but maybe it's a wider issue.
by blakewho
27 Nov 2015 10:37
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: RebuildTheGreyhound - pub to be rebuilt by April 2015?
Replies: 994
Views: 431948

Re: #RebuildTheGreyhound - pub to be rebuilt by April 2015?

Delivery access for the Greyhound will be considerably easier than it is for the Pavilion. It won't be a problem.
by blakewho
13 Nov 2015 14:39
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: WG Grace
Replies: 15
Views: 3043

Re: WG Grace

Grace wasn't quite such dishonourable sportsman he is often portrayed as - and don't forget that while routinely condemned in cricket for 'shamateurism', he used to waive fees for poorer patients in his Bristol GP practice. I heartily recommend Richard Tomlinson's new biography 'Amazing Grace: the M...
by blakewho
9 Nov 2015 10:12
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: RebuildTheGreyhound - pub to be rebuilt by April 2015?
Replies: 994
Views: 431948

Re: #RebuildTheGreyhound - pub to be rebuilt by April 2015?

Why do we keep hearing such negative statements in this thread? The Greyhound is too small to be a viable pub; a non-food based offer won't succeed. Current market trends would suggest that such statements are entirely wrong. The biggest growing part of the UK pub sector over the past ten years has ...
by blakewho
2 Oct 2015 12:53
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Motorbikes riding on the pavement today in Sydenham High St
Replies: 28
Views: 18498

Re: Motorbikes riding on the pavement today in Sydenham High

There were four of them who zipped past me on the corner of Westwood Hill/Lawrie Park Rd on Wednesday, about 7pm. I was waiting to cross the road when the first of them turned into Lawrie Park very close to the kerb without signalling. If I'd stepped back to avoid him, the second rider cutting the c...
by blakewho
15 Jul 2015 09:11
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Golden Lion pub
Replies: 175
Views: 83969

Re: Golden Lion pub

It was due a spruce up, but it's a shame they've gone for a rather predictable shade of gastropub green for the exterior paintwork.
by blakewho
26 Jun 2015 10:13
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Beer rebellion
Replies: 20
Views: 5981

Re: Beer rebellion

I've been to their place in Gipsy Hill. Very good beer and a nice atmosphere.
by blakewho
18 Jun 2015 13:04
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Author Event at Kirkdale Books 26 June
Replies: 1
Views: 637

Author Event at Kirkdale Books 26 June

With apologies for the blatant self-publicising, I hope I can attract a few of you to a reading I'll be giving at Kirkdale Bookshop next Friday evening at 7.30pm. My book, published three days ago, is called 'Long Shot Summer' and tells the story of a chaotic summer for English cricket when, in 1988...
by blakewho
14 May 2015 09:43
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: RebuildTheGreyhound - pub to be rebuilt by April 2015?
Replies: 994
Views: 431948

Re: #RebuildTheGreyhound - pub to be rebuilt by April 2015?

5 men on site at 8.30 am today.
by blakewho
20 Mar 2015 09:57
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: RebuildTheGreyhound - pub to be rebuilt by April 2015?
Replies: 994
Views: 431948

Re: #RebuildTheGreyhound - pub to be rebuilt by April 2015?

Surely an external rear staircase would obscure the view of the mosaic. Don't think I like that idea much.