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by mikej
11 Jun 2019 15:37
Forum: Town Cafe
Topic: Open mic / jam nights
Replies: 3
Views: 170

Re: Open mic / jam nights

I believe the Goldsmith's in Penge has open mic nights from time to time...
by mikej
30 May 2019 21:27
Forum: Wanted
Topic: washing Machine repairs
Replies: 2
Views: 202

Re: washing Machine repairs

I used Mandells, who were recommended on the Penge Tourist Board site on FB. They were efficient, quick and reasonably priced.
0208 777 7770 or mandells@yahoo.co.uk. They are local
Mike
by mikej
20 May 2019 21:01
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Moving to Sydenham
Replies: 53
Views: 4917

Re: Moving to Sydenham

As one who lives in that part of Kent House Rd which has a Beckenham (BR3) postcode, I would point out a couple of things. 1 That part used to be in Beckenham Municipal Borough, not Penge Urban District until 1965 when the London Boroughs were created and the two were merged. 2 Distance between our ...
by mikej
2 May 2019 19:43
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: where are our closest bluebell woods??
Replies: 7
Views: 887

where are our closest bluebell woods??

As the title says, I'm feeling the need to revel in nature's beauty and wondered where our nearest bluebell woods might be - can anyone recommend any? Happy to drive or travel by train.
by mikej
4 Apr 2019 06:58
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Shackleton Play - Local Hero!
Replies: 2
Views: 476

Re: Shackleton Play - Local Hero!

Shackleton lived in Sydenham. In Westwood Hill:
Image
by mikej
2 Apr 2019 12:26
Forum: Town Cafe
Topic: Best Breakfast in Sydenham
Replies: 17
Views: 3185

Re: Best Breakfast in Sydenham

On The Hoof is the place! Quality ingredients - including sausages. Excellent coffee, nice vibe, lovely staff. It's maybe a little more expensive than Dilz and Chef's Delight, but you get what you pay for. People also recommend the veggie breakfast, though I've not tried it myself! Try it! Great ide...
by mikej
6 Mar 2019 12:41
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Laptop disposal
Replies: 24
Views: 2655

Re: Laptop disposal

No, the library doesn't recycle laptops any more - unless they are still operating.
It now costs them money to dispose of them, so no good.
Go to Currys/PC World.
by mikej
30 Jan 2019 07:58
Forum: Town Cafe
Topic: Book Share for Sydenham?
Replies: 5
Views: 1077

Re: Book Share for Sydenham?

I was visiting a friend in Durban road, Beckenham and saw that a house had one of these on the pavement side of the front garden, presumably run by the house owner. Thought it a wonderful idea. So they don't have to be in stations. In fact, my local station, Kent House, had a book shelf like this in...
by mikej
19 Jan 2019 16:54
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Current state of the property market in Sydenham
Replies: 58
Views: 8870

Re: Current state of the property market in Sydenham

The doldrums are caused by the unknown effects that Brexit will have on the market. It is impossible to predict what the effects will be, but few are anticipating many price increases after Brexit. Many are expecting a fall in prices, perhaps as much as 30%. That would give many opportunities for fi...
by mikej
15 Jan 2019 13:53
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Stupid new 4 way lights in Sydenham at Mayow junction
Replies: 3
Views: 831

Re: Stupid new 4 way lights in Sydenham at Mayow junction

What I was trying to say, is that the lights are totally unnecessary IMO - traffic can get past the roadworks area on all four approaches.

And as Parker says, they're causing huge delays
by mikej
15 Jan 2019 13:15
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Stupid new 4 way lights in Sydenham at Mayow junction
Replies: 3
Views: 831

Stupid new 4 way lights in Sydenham at Mayow junction

What is the point of these? As far as I can see, in spite of the coned off areas, vehicles can still pass both ways on all 4 roads (Sydenham/Girton/Mayow).
It's causing huge delays and (presumably) massive pollution in the area.

Anyone know who's responsible?
by mikej
13 Jan 2019 09:30
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: zigghy coffea shop
Replies: 21
Views: 6192

Re: zigghy coffea shop

I'm not sure what you mean by "suitable" in this context, but if you mean a fair price, yes I think it is. It would be more in most similar places, in my experience.
More important - did they taste good?
by mikej
5 Jan 2019 08:43
Forum: Town Asylum
Topic: Who chose
Replies: 18
Views: 3059

Re: Who chose

I have no idea how I would put an image in my post
One way is:

On the Imgur site [imgur.com], under New post, click on 'upload image' then select and upload your image(s).

Under the 'Share this Image' header copy the BB Code(forums) text and paste it into your STF message.
by mikej
18 Dec 2018 13:19
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: zigghy coffea shop
Replies: 21
Views: 6192

Re: zigghy coffea shop

This coffee shop is now OPEN! Please support this new business if you can.
by mikej
11 Dec 2018 10:34
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Trains to Sydenham and Forest Hill on New Years Eve
Replies: 6
Views: 1697

Re: Trains to Sydenham and Forest Hill on New Years Eve

Cutting those services seems very unreasonable of TFL. Have they given any reason?
by mikej
11 Dec 2018 10:15
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Our Lady & St Philip Neri Infants Building for Sale
Replies: 4
Views: 1190

Re: Our Lady & St Philip Neri for Sale

Ah yes, the former infant department. Your heading is a little misleading.
by mikej
1 Dec 2018 16:32
Forum: Town Cafe
Topic: Sticky music thread
Replies: 308
Views: 188967

Re: Sticky music thread

by mikej
26 Nov 2018 21:25
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Watch Repairs
Replies: 3
Views: 793

Re: Watch Repairs

Solitaire jewellers in Penge seem pretty good - they sorted a Granddaughter clock we inherited which wasn't working. They may send specialist work away to be fixed. Pleasant people though. Between Greggs and Superdrug.
by mikej
23 Nov 2018 20:15
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Wooden Flooring company
Replies: 4
Views: 989

Re: Wooden Flooring company

The recommedations for EJ Carpets of 1-5 Perry Vale, Forest Hill, London SE23 2NE on google are excellent.

They do wooden floors, carpets and karndean floors
ejcarpets.co.uk

020 8699 9300
by mikej
21 Nov 2018 10:24
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Worst local transport journeys?
Replies: 33
Views: 4500

Re: Worst local transport journeys?

There was a plan also to move the station up (or should it be down?!) to the giant Sainsbury's. Anyway, either idea would be a big improvement on the present siting of Lower Sydenham. I don't think there's any likelihood of the widening of the bridge over Southend Lane. It doesn't fit with the polic...