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by RJM
13 Nov 2020 12:25
Forum: Town Museum & Gallery
Topic: When did West Hill become Westwood Hill please? I've not been able to find an answer online
Replies: 5
Views: 157

Re: When did West Hill become Westwood Hill please? I've not been able to find an answer online

There was a big run of road name changes in the first half of the 20th century, stemming from London County Council, which aimed to de-duplicate road names across the LCC area. They published volumes of street names and street name changes, which aren't available online, but which give the exact dat...
by RJM
2 Nov 2020 12:01
Forum: Town Cafe
Topic: Sewer/drain location maps within home boundaries
Replies: 5
Views: 554

Re: Sewer/drain location maps within home boundaries

When was your house built? From the 1880s onwards plans for drainage were submitted to local authorities, so Lewisham Archives will have them, but they may not have more recent ones. I think the archives are closed at the moment, but they might be able to help if you email them: https://lewisham.gov...
by RJM
24 Oct 2020 21:13
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Poodle Club - free half-term lunches
Replies: 4
Views: 807

Re: Poodle Club - free half-term lunches

They're such an asset to the area! I'm so glad they're doing this.
by RJM
18 Oct 2020 20:11
Forum: Town Museum & Gallery
Topic: Panmure Road
Replies: 3
Views: 812

Re: Panmure Road

Have a look at https://www.layersoflondon.org/ - you can layer old maps over the current one, and it includes the bomb damage maps and the post-war RAF aerial photos of London. The aerial photos are incredible for the road as it shows the bomb damage really clearly. The older maps (1890s) also show ...
by RJM
13 Sep 2020 22:09
Forum: Town Museum & Gallery
Topic: Parish Maps of London
Replies: 3
Views: 1473

Re: Parish Maps of London

As a former London local archivist, this looks brilliant! I will have to see if I can get myself a copy (because I'm geeky like that). Thank you :D
by RJM
21 Aug 2020 09:13
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Restaurants and Pubs - the New Norm
Replies: 7
Views: 1725

Re: Restaurants and Pubs - the New Norm

I'm pleased they're both doing well, and will be trying to visit soon. I am a bit gutted that the Dolphin's menu is now pizza though - I mostly can't eat dairy so pubs that only do pizza are a terrible option for me. I really like the pub though!
by RJM
11 Aug 2020 09:53
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: New leisure contract for Lewisham?
Replies: 11
Views: 2770

Re: New leisure contract for Lewisham?

alywin wrote: 10 Aug 2020 00:48 My immediate thought was "please, not GLL".
I used to go to a GLL gym, it was pretty good - that was when I lived in Tower Hamlets about 5 year ago. Has it gone downhill?
by RJM
24 Jul 2020 08:28
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Consultation on Proposal to Close Silverdale/Bishopsthorpe Road to traffic
Replies: 97
Views: 24224

Re: Consultation on Proposal to Close Silverdale/Bishopsthorpe Road to traffic

There are obviously things which must be monitored and acted upon by the council during the consultation time, such as whether the research which shows this will reduce traffic over time is true for here. Also, do the traffic lights in the area need adjusting, I think they do. Do we need as many pe...
by RJM
15 Jul 2020 12:08
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Good Food is coming to Sydenham
Replies: 10
Views: 3453

Re: Good Food is coming to Sydenham

It's so nice to have good news about businesses coming to the High Street! And it looks like it will complement what we already have, which is great.
by RJM
12 Jun 2020 15:36
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Consultation on Proposal to Close Silverdale/Bishopsthorpe Road to traffic
Replies: 97
Views: 24224

Re: Consultation on Proposal to Close Silverdale/Bishopsthorpe Road to traffic

For me, what's not to like is that not enough thought seems to have gone into the impact of where traffic will inevitably go instead. I'm concerned about an increase in traffic and air pollution in and around Mayow Road. I'm very much in favour of a reduction in car use, I don't own a car and think ...
by RJM
12 Jun 2020 11:27
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Consultation on Proposal to Close Silverdale/Bishopsthorpe Road to traffic
Replies: 97
Views: 24224

Consultation on Proposal to Close Silverdale/Bishopsthorpe Road to traffic

There are a series of proposals on road closures in Lewisham to support walking and cycling in the wake of Covid-19. One of the proposals is to close SIlverdale and Bishopsthorpe Road to traffic. You can find more details and comment here: https://lewishamcovidresidentialstreets.commonplace.is/schem...
by RJM
6 Apr 2020 15:29
Forum: Town Asylum
Topic: Sockpuppets on t'other forum
Replies: 423
Views: 165831

Re: Sockpuppets on t'other forum

I'd like that, Robin! Forum wars are unhelpful for everyone - and a locally run forum is a good thing. I've found STF useful since I moved here and would like to see it continue to do well! I'd certainly like to see eg the Syd Soc and other local groups contributing more here, and more of the sterli...
by RJM
2 Apr 2020 16:26
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Dylon works - FT reports L&Q buying bulk for social housing
Replies: 14
Views: 9090

Re: Dylon works - FT reports L&Q buying bulk for social housing

Developers have won their appeal against Bromley Council and are now intending to build a new development of 254 units. Can't see the point in the current market when much of the first phase had to be sold off for social housing because they couldn't get rid of them, plus, long term, there are plan...
by RJM
1 Apr 2020 16:24
Forum: Town Asylum
Topic: Sockpuppets on t'other forum
Replies: 423
Views: 165831

Re: Sockpuppets on t'other forum

Wow, that's unexpected!
by RJM
3 Mar 2020 15:24
Forum: Town Cafe
Topic: Crystal Palace Park dinosaurs
Replies: 13
Views: 5711

Re: Crystal Palace Park dinosaurs

Dammit, I didn't realise it had done that. Apologies! All the Councils seem to use the same planning website software, and it's not the easiest to link to :roll:.

The reference is: 20/00325/OUT

There are about 200 documents related to the case, so it's going to need some time to go through.
by RJM
3 Mar 2020 09:34
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: New Businesses in Our Communities
Replies: 4
Views: 2940

Re: New Businesses in Our Communities

I do think that it is a great shame that Sydenham Society does not post on here along with any other relevant social media ...to extend their reach for information sharing. Agreed. Regardless of the other issues with where it has been posted, surely they should be trying to reach as far as possible?
by RJM
3 Mar 2020 09:32
Forum: Town Cafe
Topic: Crystal Palace Park dinosaurs
Replies: 13
Views: 5711

Re: Crystal Palace Park dinosaurs

There's a planning application here: https://searchapplications.bromley.gov. ... =firstPage

I've not read it - there's a lot of documentation!
by RJM
14 Feb 2020 10:45
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: New shop opening?
Replies: 17
Views: 7111

Re: New shop opening?

The whole thing seems to be "number 56", and one of the sections of the plan has the area fronting Sydenham Road still marked as retail. The permission paperwork is for the building at the back, but there's definitely no change of use included. in fact, the form even says: "There is n...
by RJM
14 Feb 2020 09:43
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: New shop opening?
Replies: 17
Views: 7111

Re: New shop opening?

JMLF, that's the same application I posted very slightly upthread.