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by monkeyarms
30 Oct 2019 09:41
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Sydenham Man Loses £250,000 Violin
Replies: 10
Views: 1432

Re: Sydenham Man Loses £250,000 Violin

I know this is a deeply uncharitable thing to say but... I can't understand why he was taking it on the train anyway without, say, handcuffing himself to it. I mean, I don't take my treasured mahogany acoustic guitar (which "only" cost me £350) outside much as it is very easily marked; I have a £100...
by monkeyarms
24 Oct 2019 15:04
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: What’s going on at x?
Replies: 22
Views: 3848

Re: What’s going on at x?

If so that would be a big shame. I think it's a pity there isn't more communication between business owners and their customers - especially if things aren't going well. A lot of parents with young kids really appreciate Cherry & Ice being there, and if they realised it really was a case of 'use it ...
by monkeyarms
24 Oct 2019 10:26
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Old Co-Op and circus posters
Replies: 9
Views: 1343

Re: Old Co-Op and circus posters

I'd wondered about this too. But I'm pretty sure I've seen similar things in other unoccupied shopfronts. Am I imagining it or were there also posters up for a circus or something similar in the vacant Calabash of Culture?
by monkeyarms
18 Oct 2019 09:17
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Mad Dough
Replies: 33
Views: 6322

Re: Mad Dough

Impressed that they do three different vegan pizzas. They should make more of this info as a business, people will travel a bit further for this stuff: https://static.wixstatic.com/ugd/f515ca ... 2aa224.pdf
by monkeyarms
18 Oct 2019 07:51
Forum: Town Cafe
Topic: Replacing windows
Replies: 7
Views: 1148

Re: Replacing windows

If you can, go for the solution with the best energy performance (eg triple glazing, which, confusingly doesn't always literally refer to triple glazing so much as the best performance, I understand). It will cost more but it should hopefully make your heating bills less. And give you a warm self-ri...
by monkeyarms
18 Oct 2019 07:43
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: What's happened to the Crooked Billet?
Replies: 5
Views: 1704

Re: What's happened to the Crooked Billet?

The grey exterior of the Pawleyne Arms refurb is an improvement, and a perfectly standard bit of functional design. But every time I look at its terrible signage I wonder what was going through the person's head: it's like someone sat down and asked themselves "hmmm, how can we find a combination of...
by monkeyarms
13 Oct 2019 20:37
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: What’s going on at x?
Replies: 22
Views: 3848

Re: What’s going on at x?

Cherry and Ice seems to be having one of its periodic mystery closures... hope nothing serious
by monkeyarms
2 Sep 2019 13:45
Forum: Town Kids
Topic: Earlesthorpe/Thorpes - schools help please!
Replies: 4
Views: 930

Re: Earlesthorpe/Thorpes - schools help please!

I don't think the religious schools come up on the catchment map? Anyway, St Barts is a good school and I imagine you would geographically have a good chance of getting a place there.
I liked Adamsrill when I went to the open day there and friends with kids there are very happy with it.
by monkeyarms
2 Sep 2019 13:15
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Mad Dough
Replies: 33
Views: 6322

Re: Mad Dough

Only ever eaten in Hibagon the once, but we routinely order deliveries from there. I suspect they do a lot of deliveries
by monkeyarms
2 Sep 2019 08:09
Forum: Town Cafe
Topic: Bluegrass music at the Golden Lion
Replies: 0
Views: 637

Bluegrass music at the Golden Lion

According to the Folk London website there is a bluegrass night, first Monday of the month, at the Golden Lion. Suppose this must be fairly new, might pop along with my fiddle and banjo...

http://www.folklondon.co.uk/venues.html
by monkeyarms
20 Jul 2019 15:36
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Knighton Park Road
Replies: 74
Views: 22109

Re: Knighton Park Road

I've heard it all now. Maybe you should retitle this thread 'The Burning Place'. It's interesting to trace the trajectory of your posts in this thread John, moving through complaints about parking, the aesthetic appearance of the building, that a yoga studio isn't a 'proper shop', some odd query abo...
by monkeyarms
20 Jul 2019 15:11
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: The Drowning Place - Beckenham Place Park
Replies: 88
Views: 14810

Re: The Drowning Place - Beckenham Place Park

These safety concerns apply to any unattended body of water though, and the same points can be made about a bathtub. You could make the same points about any lake or pond in the UK. Yes, a kid could drown at Beckenham Place Park, just as they could if they ran into the Thames if they were out mudlar...
by monkeyarms
17 Jul 2019 09:50
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: The Drowning Place - Beckenham Place Park
Replies: 88
Views: 14810

Re: The Drowning Place - Beckenham Place Park

Shouldn't you be raising this with the appropriate authorities, given that you would hate to be proved right but know you shall be?
by monkeyarms
17 Jul 2019 09:33
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Knighton Park Road
Replies: 74
Views: 22109

Re: Knighton Park Road

It simply is not true to say that the 'purpose' of a balcony space is to provide an escape in the event of fire. There are no laws or planning regulations suggesting this. I've found a few Lewisham and Bromley housing-design recommendation documents via google and can't see anything about fire safet...
by monkeyarms
17 Jul 2019 08:20
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Knighton Park Road
Replies: 74
Views: 22109

Re: Knighton Park Road

John H wrote:
14 Jul 2019 11:35
It would appear that all the flats have been dedicated to "social housing"
That's good news; London needs more and many developers do their utmost to wriggle out of providing it.
by monkeyarms
18 Jun 2019 12:41
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: OLSPN: Urgent deadline for comments on St Philip Neri school redevelopment
Replies: 19
Views: 2761

Re: OLSPN: Urgent deadline for comments on St Philip Neri school redevelopment

wow I'm surprised to see from the plans that this building was designed by Pollard Thomas Edwards. They are award-winning architects who have made some really good buildings in London and nationally. :(
by monkeyarms
16 Jun 2019 21:31
Forum: Town Cafe
Topic: Open mic / jam nights
Replies: 3
Views: 1173

Re: Open mic / jam nights

Apart from the ones mentioned above... The open mic night at the Paxton Centre (Crystal Palace/Anerley-ish) is very well regarded. A few others in Crystal Palace, come to think of it. I think the Crooked Billet in Penge was planning on doing an open mic night, dunno whether it ever came to anything....
by monkeyarms
19 Mar 2019 08:53
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Mamma Dough
Replies: 16
Views: 6034

Re: Mamma Dough

Good pizza, seemed to be a thinner crust to other sourdough places. Very good tomato and rosemary garlic bread. Liked it.

Only seats 40 people, I notice. Seemed to be doing a brisk trade in deliveries though.
by monkeyarms
19 Mar 2019 08:35
Forum: Town Cafe
Topic: Jam night 4th April (and other music) at the Crooked Billet
Replies: 0
Views: 1435

Jam night 4th April (and other music) at the Crooked Billet

No useful details given (drumkit? PA? guitar amps?) but there's the first of a series of jam sessions taking place at Penge's Crooked Billet pub soon: "We shall be hosting our very first Jam night on Thursday 4 th April . It would be great to see what musical talents Penge holds . 9pm start" I get t...
by monkeyarms
9 Feb 2019 23:11
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Black Tower art gallery, Bell Green
Replies: 2
Views: 996

Black Tower art gallery, Bell Green

I remember a friend mentioning he was going to a gig by Charles Hayward, the drummer from This Heat, at a place called 'Black Tower' in Sydenham, a year or so ago. At the time, Google drew a blank. But I've just found the place, thanks to a notice on Penge Tourist Board. Here are the details of thei...