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by Thomas
13 Feb 2012 13:28
Forum: Town Cafe
Topic: What is the best way to get to UCL?
Replies: 6
Views: 1727

Re: What is the best way to get to UCL?

Depending on where you live in Sydenham you could get the Thameslink service from Penge East (Z4) or Sydenham Hill (Z3) to St Pancras then walk or get a bus from there. Some direct services, but at most times you need to change at Herne Hill, which is really easy, and much nicer than going from trai...
by Thomas
20 Jan 2012 09:39
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: New to Sydenham
Replies: 24
Views: 5538

Re: New to Sydenham

I am another person who's very happy to live in Sydenham. Not quite sure how to judge one's personal safety when out and about but I've never had any problems. Whilst people do post when they have been a victim of crime, for fairly obvious reasons, people don't post when they haven't been a victim! ...
by Thomas
13 Sep 2011 12:43
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Parliamentary Constituency Changes for Lewisham
Replies: 9
Views: 2170

Re: Parliamentary Constituency Changes for Lewisham

Hmm, all quite interesting. The London proposals report is at: http://rr-bce-static.s3.amazonaws.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/08/BCE_LondonIPS_acc.pdf?9d7bd4Worth Worth noting that: Most of you will be in the new constituency of Dulwich and Sydenham - see link to map - taking in parts of both Lewisha...
by Thomas
7 Sep 2011 12:45
Forum: Town Cafe
Topic: Keen running nuts in Sydenham?
Replies: 11
Views: 2124

Re: Keen running nuts in Sydenham?

I notice Dulwich Park Runners are starting their beginners course very shortly - more details on their website at:
http://www.dulwichparkrunners.co.uk/site/?page_id=8
by Thomas
8 Jul 2011 16:20
Forum: Town Cafe
Topic: Quick question - Wells Park Estate
Replies: 5
Views: 1581

Re: Quick question - Wells Park Estate

I live fairly nearby and it seems OK to me - plenty of poor but respectable folk there!
by Thomas
8 Jul 2011 12:51
Forum: Town Stadium
Topic: Jogging buddy/group based in Sydenham
Replies: 9
Views: 12077

Re: Jogging buddy/group based in Sydenham

You might also want to check out some local running clubs - they tend to cover a very wide spectrum of abilities, but each have their own niches and cater for some groups better than others.

I think the nearest are:
- Beckenham Running Club
- Dulwich Park Runners
- Dulwich Runners
by Thomas
4 Jul 2011 11:10
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Community consultation - St Clements Heights, Wells Park Rd
Replies: 1
Views: 1066

Re: Community consultation - St Clements Heights, Wells Park

Thanks Annabel for posting this - I couldn't make it to the exhibition but this is of strong interest to me as I live very nearby - do I need to wait until the planning application is submitted to find out more or is there any other information out there I can access?
by Thomas
23 Jun 2011 16:05
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Tree down on Sydenham Hill
Replies: 15
Views: 2572

Re: Tree down on Sydenham Hill

IF the tree came down as a result of the acts or omissions of the owners (the Dulwich Estate in this case) then I would be interested to know if they have committed an offence - this could have had very serious consequences for anyone unfortunate enough to have been walking or driving past when the ...
by Thomas
23 Apr 2011 20:59
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Is the LBL's drinking control zone lawful?
Replies: 7
Views: 2270

Re: Is the LBL's drinking control zone lawful?

Well done Bensonby for challenging the Council on this, though some time ago I posted here to say that I favoured some form of restriction on street drinkers, and I haven’t seen anything since to make me change my mind. The 2001 Act (“primary legislation”) Bensonby referred to above enabled more det...
by Thomas
10 Mar 2011 09:11
Forum: Town Cafe
Topic: Kirkdale stories?
Replies: 15
Views: 2919

Re: Kirkdale stories?

See other thread on new bakery/ cake shop opening up - sounds like a good news story to me:
http://sydenham.org.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=5852
by Thomas
9 Mar 2011 13:10
Forum: Town Cafe
Topic: Kirkdale stories?
Replies: 15
Views: 2919

Re: Kirkdale stories?

Well, Halifax Street, just off Kirkdale is a lovely little road with some beautiful old cottages, which were almost bulldozed back in the '70s but saved after some effective campaigning. There were some old newspaper clippings posted on this site (search under "Halifax Street" and scroll down a bit)...
by Thomas
10 Feb 2011 09:22
Forum: Town Museum & Gallery
Topic: Wunderbau - Old Cedars - Kirkdale
Replies: 4
Views: 1983

Re: Wunderbau - Old Cedars - Kirkdale

Joan Alcock mentions it briefly in "Sydenham and Forest Hill" - the middle bit is the original house, built in the 1770s (you can see this more clearly from the back), the left hand side is an 1870 extention and the right hand side is a more modern extention. I don't know how long it was known as "w...
by Thomas
17 Jan 2011 14:35
Forum: Town Museum & Gallery
Topic: BELTWOOD IN SYDENHAM HILL
Replies: 31
Views: 28005

Re: BELTWOOD IN SYDENHAM HILL

Thanks for that - very interesting! I live nearby and am fascinated by the building - partly because it's so obscured by the trees, which makes it a bit more mysterious - so I am following progress with great interest. Would have been good if the brochure had more interior pictures though!
by Thomas
6 Jan 2011 12:52
Forum: Town Museum & Gallery
Topic: Sydenham and county/ parish boundaries
Replies: 2
Views: 1770

Re: Sydenham and county/ parish boundaries

Cheers - thanks for this Falkor!
by Thomas
13 Dec 2010 09:20
Forum: Town Museum & Gallery
Topic: Earlsthorpe Road WWII bomb 1943
Replies: 8
Views: 6744

Re: Earlsthorpe Road WWII bomb 1943

Oh and the Joan Alcock book about the history of Sydenham and Forest Hill says that four people were killed in the explosion. Not aware of any other information about this.
by Thomas
12 Dec 2010 16:32
Forum: Town Museum & Gallery
Topic: Earlsthorpe Road WWII bomb 1943
Replies: 8
Views: 6744

Re: Earlsthorpe Road WWII bomb 1943

You might be interested in this earlier thread about a series of maps showing bomb damage, produced in 1945:

http://sydenham.org.uk/forum/viewtopic. ... map#p22619
by Thomas
3 Dec 2010 10:08
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: UPDATED Weather and travel
Replies: 79
Views: 11361

Re: Weather and travel

Managed to get a train from Victoria to Syd Hill last night at about 6ish which was fine, and got a train into Victoria this morning at about 9:15
by Thomas
1 Dec 2010 16:32
Forum: Town Cafe
Topic: Any gay bars in Syd/FH?
Replies: 16
Views: 9134

Re: Any gay bars in Syd/FH?

Why were you at a gay parade?
by Thomas
1 Dec 2010 16:03
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: UPDATED Weather and travel
Replies: 79
Views: 11361

Re: Weather and travel

Did anyone get a train from Penge East/ Sydenham Hill this morning? I went to the latter at about 8:25 but saw no sign of trains so made my way (walk then bus) to Brixton to get a tube in. I think I'll have to retrace my steps tonight as the Southeastern service seems to be in chaos.
by Thomas
1 Dec 2010 15:35
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Waitrose in Sydenham
Replies: 43
Views: 10525

Re: Waitrose in Sydenham

I've shopped in several different Waitrose stores over the years and I'm a big fan. Caters to both low-budget and the more "poncy" shoppers alike, and their employee ownership structure has much to commend and should be copied more widely. Can't say that their store near East Croydon station has "po...