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by sydeman
7 Oct 2014 20:45
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Rebuild the Greyhound Pub Campaign #rebuildthegreyhound
Replies: 167
Views: 44832

Re: Rebuild the Greyhound Pub Campaign #rebuildthegreyhound

I don't see a problem with someone proposing as an alternative that the Greyhound should be knocked down; do we live in a fascist society where someone dares to speak differently is shot down?. The pub is of no specific architectural value other than its an oldish building; there are far greater his...
by sydeman
2 Oct 2014 17:47
Forum: Town Cafe
Topic: That's Amore
Replies: 8
Views: 3639

Re: That's Amore

Thats a real blow. I wonder if they just retired or just gave up? IT was an excellent restaurant and although Trat Raff is good its the other end of the high street, and this end of Sydenham is much nearer Forest Hill anyway. Real shame though.
by sydeman
24 Sep 2014 17:34
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Thats Amore
Replies: 3
Views: 1695

Re: Thats Amore

I know, its an excellent restaurant and thats why it would be a real blow if it didnt open again
by sydeman
24 Sep 2014 16:35
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Thats Amore
Replies: 3
Views: 1695

Thats Amore

Does anyone else know what is happening with Thats Amore! on Kirkdale? They normally shut for the summer hols but normally they are open by now. There are still signs on the windows saying they are shut for the holidays which have been there since early August. Any ideas?
by sydeman
3 Sep 2014 20:05
Forum: Town Cafe
Topic: Dog barking every evening, Kirkdale/Sydenham Park?
Replies: 10
Views: 4029

Re: Dog barking every evening, Kirkdale/Sydenham Park?

I think its located in the new housing association development just off Kirkdale, between Peak Hill and Sydenham Park.
by sydeman
22 Jul 2014 18:32
Forum: Town Museum & Gallery
Topic: Allotments
Replies: 3
Views: 3148

Re: Allotments

I agree, this seems totally unfair. If someone has built up a good few years of well kept allotments why should they be made ot give it up? I know 3 people in my road who have both gardens and allotments and they tend their allotments well...they need it because their own gardens, although not small...
by sydeman
20 Jun 2014 19:57
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Fig & Pistachio??
Replies: 29
Views: 11667

Re: Fig & Pistachio??

Walked past this today and it says it will be open on Tuesday. Looks promising...but why a French bakery and now deli in Kirkdale? I quite like the bakery but wish it did more artisan breads and a wider range and their cakes are all very similar on a theme.
by sydeman
15 Jun 2014 16:45
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: The Windmill has closed down
Replies: 132
Views: 33634

Re: The Windmill has closed down

Well done Sydenham Society. SO what are you now proposing to do with the site as i am sure you have a plan to get the site open again? This stretch of the road is run down anyway, its all we need is a large frontage contributing to that.
by sydeman
1 Jun 2014 07:35
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: fatal stabbing in Wells Park Road.
Replies: 92
Views: 21678

Re: fatal stabbing in Wells Park Road.

Its a very naive point of view that you solely assume that the police are responsible for everything! Nothing about society in general, poverty, drugs, etc? What do you propose, we live in a police state where everything is controlled by them? What difference does a police station in the vicinity me...
by sydeman
1 Jan 2014 14:53
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: The Mean Streets of Sydenham
Replies: 9
Views: 2887

Re: The Mean Streets of Sydenham

i dont think Sydenham is worse than alot of places but i don't think its amongst the best, but where is? I have lived here for 10 years, and i have been burgled once, in a spate which affected our street about 6 years ago but nothing as far as i know has happened since then; and mugged once but that...
by sydeman
17 Dec 2013 07:58
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Burgled
Replies: 9
Views: 2171

Re: Burgled

I was burgled about 6 years ago, and it was part of a spate which over a few weeks before Christmas was carried out about about 5 houses down the road. About a week or so after i was burgled, a further attempt was made on the property, as like someone above has mentioned, they think you have replace...
by sydeman
4 May 2013 10:10
Forum: Town Museum & Gallery
Topic: 16 Jews Walk
Replies: 13
Views: 6273

Re: 16 Jews Walk

Could it have been as a form of safe house?
by sydeman
29 Mar 2013 11:14
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: sydenham girls school
Replies: 4
Views: 1363

Re: sydenham girls school

Definetly inform the school. The headmistress is very interested to know if there are problems and has been known to be very proactive about it. But then saying that, when i was growing up in Canterbury, as a school kid waiting for the bus, i am not sure that we acted any differently. The only thing...
by sydeman
18 Feb 2013 21:59
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Tesco Coming to Sydenham Road
Replies: 96
Views: 20416

Re: Tesco Coming to Sydenham Road

There was a post earlier about 'where have all the posters gone'...well this forum used to be so good, informative and with decent written pieces of news...well someone only has to read Rod and Nigel to get an idea why this forum has gone downhill
by sydeman
15 Sep 2012 15:24
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Forest Hill Pools now open
Replies: 6
Views: 2252

Re: Forest Hill Pools now open

Just been and joined up. Its very impressive, clean, airy, modern and feels very welcoming and the facilities look great. Well done to all...better than LA Fitness anyday
by sydeman
12 Sep 2012 17:36
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: DEAR PROPERTY WORLD
Replies: 32
Views: 8418

Re: DEAR PROPERTY WORLD

Thanks Dan, an excellent response, and i for one fully appreciate your support of the arts in the local borough. I am pleased also that you replied as a company, and not as a pseudenym as other estates agents do on this forum.
by sydeman
4 Sep 2012 18:31
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Today - Victorian magnificence - Crossness
Replies: 9
Views: 1911

Re: Today - Victorian magnificence - Crossness

Its a shame engineering, industry and manufacturing are not put as high on youngsters aspirations as they used to be, when compared with the crap Xfactor they all follow.
by sydeman
2 Sep 2012 14:48
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Today - Victorian magnificence - Crossness
Replies: 9
Views: 1911

Re: Today - Victorian magnificence - Crossness

Thanks for letting me know. Always wanted to go and just back from visiting it. An excellent day out and some amazing Victorian industrial machinery!
by sydeman
25 Jul 2012 07:16
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Bell ringing on Friday
Replies: 7
Views: 2073

Re: Bell ringing on Friday

Its something to do with the start of the Olympics first day, and an Art themed event.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-18968027
by sydeman
24 Jul 2012 10:54
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Bell ringing on Friday
Replies: 7
Views: 2073

Bell ringing on Friday

There is a mass bell ringing proposed around the country at 8.12am this Friday. Does anyone know if anyone or if any churches are taking part in Sydenham?