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by JMLF
18 May 2019 11:47
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Moving to Sydenham
Replies: 37
Views: 1763

Re: Moving to Sydenham

Where boundaries lie you could very easily squish any two areas together and that is the case for everywhere I would argue. People will say where they live based on what they think makes their place sound nicer, “than cooler” or more valuable etc not necessarily what area it is actually in or it’s n...
by JMLF
17 May 2019 14:46
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Refurb at the station / bye bye turdis
Replies: 6
Views: 628

Re: Refurb at the station / bye bye turdis

Only had a quick read of the poster on the way in this morning but I thought implied it was closed for good (in which case I can’t see the point of the unit staying there!). Might have read it wrong and they are refurbishing it/moving it or whatnot and agree without toilets at stations these things ...
by JMLF
17 May 2019 11:07
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Refurb at the station / bye bye turdis
Replies: 6
Views: 628

Refurb at the station / bye bye turdis

From the Sydenham Society Newsletter: Enhancing Sydenham Station The Sydenham Society and the Sydenham Assembly are working together to improve Sydenham Station and entrances. Helped by a grant from Arriva, a group of volunteers has already begun work on station enhancements. The idea is to brighten...
by JMLF
16 May 2019 07:17
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Bottle Cave
Replies: 1
Views: 1285

Re: Bottle Cave

Just wanted to give a shout out to Bottlecave and the young man who seems to be staffing it regularly at present. A really lovely and knowledgable chat every time I go in and his knowledge appears to expand across the range of beers/ales/stouts (as sort of hoped/expected) but also across the wine/bu...
by JMLF
16 May 2019 06:09
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Moving to Sydenham
Replies: 37
Views: 1763

Re: Moving to Sydenham

Right - to get back on topic.. I’ve already had my wee say generally about living here but just to give some stats on crime (as it’s something spoken about by quite a few people here) rather than subjective hearsay (including my own as I did admittedly say from personal experience). The following ar...
by JMLF
15 May 2019 21:20
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: What's up with Cherry and Ice??
Replies: 11
Views: 3689

Re: What's up with Cherry and Ice??

Not sure but I passed a few days ago and the signs have changed and now say they are finishing up the final touches (assume a refurb of sorts has taken place) and are open in a week - not sure how long those signs have been up for so possibly reopening this weekend?..
by JMLF
15 May 2019 21:17
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Kent House Leisure Gardens Open Day
Replies: 1
Views: 268

Re: Kent House Leisure Gardens Open Day

I’d recommend going even if only to get fresh local honey. Absolutely delicious stuff with different flavours from different local beekeepers (including the ones based there). Apparently good for hayfever if a sufferer and looking for potential aids!
by JMLF
14 May 2019 16:35
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Moving to Sydenham
Replies: 37
Views: 1763

Re: Moving to Sydenham

Good luck on the potential move! Echoing everyone else really - been between FH and Syd for 3.5 years and now been between Penge and Syd for 2 years. Never felt unsafe in the area. Unfortunately every area will have various elements of crime which may or may not be reported on depending on various t...
by JMLF
3 May 2019 16:05
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Rum tasting at Ignition!
Replies: 0
Views: 161

Rum tasting at Ignition!

Just thought would pass on the following info from the team who run “exploring whisky”: Hi all, We’re hosting our first ever Rum tasting night at the Ignition Brewery Taproom on the 9th May. For £20 (plus booking fee) you get a cocktail, 5 sipping Rums, nibbles and plenty of Rum-based facts to fill ...
by JMLF
2 May 2019 20:25
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: DRAGONFLY YOGA SYDENHAM OPENING
Replies: 7
Views: 1545

Re: DRAGONFLY YOGA SYDENHAM OPENING

Just a wee update for the forum - the project got a one month extension on crowdfunder for the Gmax trackstars portion of the project and is heading towards its final week shortly - here is the link for donations/rewards including the £75 12 class pass which lasts 3 months and raffles for 4 courses ...
by JMLF
2 May 2019 20:23
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: where are our closest bluebell woods??
Replies: 7
Views: 707

Re: where are our closest bluebell woods??

I’m pretty sure someone told me the back of Beckenham place park has lovely bluebells but not sure if it’s at the scale for what you’re looking for?!
by JMLF
1 May 2019 07:27
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Trees at the back of Fairlawn Park
Replies: 4
Views: 545

Re: Trees at the back of Fairlawn Park

I have a similar thing with pretty much the largest/highest tree I’ve ever seen at the back of the garden almost directly behind ours therefore very close to our/neighbours back fence. It’s a large house split into flats I think. Due to the position of the sun it only blocks out sun for a few hours ...
by JMLF
26 Apr 2019 09:55
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Shhhhhdenham
Replies: 12
Views: 2393

Re: Shhhhhdenham

No problem at all Dotterz. Geocaching is great for exploring areas (especially the ones in parks/trails/historical places rather than the ones around busy roads) and we tend to do a couple when bored and a nice day, part of a walk or whenever on holiday! Glad you and the little one are enjoying it :)
by JMLF
12 Apr 2019 18:57
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Poundstretcher in old co-op site
Replies: 52
Views: 16749

Re: Poundstretcher in old co-op site

Aggggges ago it was reported to be an Iceland. Then as you said Chris Best politely replied to a tweet I sent saying a “discount retailer” should be signed off etc within 6 weeks. At the meeting I went to last year Chris Best wouldn’t say which retailer although someone else said it was Iceland - no...
by JMLF
12 Apr 2019 16:55
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: What's up with Cherry and Ice??
Replies: 11
Views: 3689

Re: What's up with Cherry and Ice??

Agreed. Always been a fan of the coffee, atmosphere and staff generally and they do host events nights which aren’t available elsewhere nearby (eg: debate night, gaming competitions). Very glad and relieved there wasn’t anything more to it than a holiday/refurb.
by JMLF
12 Apr 2019 10:49
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: The Moustache
Replies: 6
Views: 970

Re: The Moustache

Couldn’t agree more with the above - we went a few weeks back and had some lovely wine, coffee and delicious quiche and cake and stayed longer than anticipated just enjoying the relaxing surroundings (might have just been lucky it wasn’t full of kids that day lol!)
by JMLF
9 Apr 2019 11:20
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: The Lewisham Ledger - Sydenham Special
Replies: 0
Views: 942

The Lewisham Ledger - Sydenham Special

The Lewisham Ledger’s first birthday edition which comes out in early June will have a special section on Sydenham... If you’ve got a news story, feature idea or you’re a local business interested in advertising, please email lewishamledger@gmail.com.

(Passed on for Twitter @lewishamledger)
by JMLF
5 Apr 2019 06:11
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Sydenham Wing Chun (for 7-11 year olds)
Replies: 0
Views: 558

Sydenham Wing Chun (for 7-11 year olds)

Just thought would pop on here that I’ve noticed (via twitter) a new local activity club for youngsters: https://sydenhamwingchun.com - Martial art/Self-defence - Located sort of equidistant between Sydenham library, Adamsrill School and Sports direct Hope it has enough interest to be useful to the ...
by JMLF
27 Mar 2019 18:09
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Shhhhhdenham
Replies: 12
Views: 2393

Re: Shhhhhdenham

10: There are approximately 15 Geocaches hidden around SE26. It’s essentially a free worldwide treasure hunt. www.geocaching.com/play for further info!
by JMLF
27 Mar 2019 18:06
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Shhhhhdenham
Replies: 12
Views: 2393

Re: Shhhhhdenham

9: Downstairs at St.Christopher’s shop (https://www.stchristophers.org.uk/ and @StChrisHospice) - next to Kirkdale Books & opposite The Greyhound has a small treasure trove of vinyl. Pair it with a trip to Sugahill Cafe to inadvertently buy more music then intended.