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by Big Ben
5 Sep 2008 11:37
Forum: Town Cafe
Topic: 'Love your local'
Replies: 15
Views: 4929

Keep voting please - as Fishcox says, it's a question of 'use it or lose it'!
by Big Ben
5 Sep 2008 11:33
Forum: Town Cafe
Topic: Afro Caribbean Hairdresser
Replies: 7
Views: 8519

I think Sean Wright Philips has a Brockley connection...
by Big Ben
5 Sep 2008 11:30
Forum: Town Cafe
Topic: Decent Ale
Replies: 52
Views: 19369

Somerfields have got an interesting range from small breweries - at the moment 4 bottles for £3! I recently bought Hoblgoblin from the Wychwood Brewery near Witney and Black Sheep from the Black Sheep Brewery at Masham in the Yorkshire Dales. Both my guests pronounced these excellent! Meanwhile I wa...
by Big Ben
4 Sep 2008 14:50
Forum: Town Cafe
Topic: Trattoria Rafaele
Replies: 81
Views: 47880

Trattoria Rafaele

Montecassino's is currently morphing into Trattoria Rafaele - the building has been painted a lovely pale yellow and a bright red awning has just been installed. Looks like Sydenham is getting its latest restaurant!
by Big Ben
4 Sep 2008 11:24
Forum: Town Cafe
Topic: 'Love your local'
Replies: 15
Views: 4929

Perhaps they're trying to shake off this image? It's a shame they're stuck with it - especially given the terrific ads they make.
by Big Ben
4 Sep 2008 11:22
Forum: Town Museum & Gallery
Topic: Perry Vale Fire Station
Replies: 4
Views: 3998

Just looked at Steve Grindlay's thread on Listed Buildings in Lewisham and I'm delighted to add that the Fire Station is listed Grade II.
by Big Ben
4 Sep 2008 11:02
Forum: Town Museum & Gallery
Topic: Perry Vale Fire Station
Replies: 4
Views: 3998

It's a fine building and is mentioned in Pevsner (London 2: South, Bridget Cherry and Nikolaus Pevsner): 'By the LCC Fire Brigade's Dept, 1901-2. An especially picturesque example of its type. Fanciful octagonal tower.' I'm fairly certain it is locally listed; not sure when it closed down but I thin...
by Big Ben
4 Sep 2008 10:42
Forum: Town Cafe
Topic: 'Love your local'
Replies: 15
Views: 4929

'Love your local'

With all the interest in beer and pubs on this site, people might be interested in the online campaign at this link below: http://www.loveyourlocal.co.uk/validate-age The winning pub gets profiled in the Evening Standard, £15k for improvements and £1.5k for a staff event. I'm voting for the Woodman ...
by Big Ben
2 Sep 2008 09:55
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: SYDENHAM STATION: NEW TICKET BARRIER IN PEAK HILL GARDENS
Replies: 23
Views: 10966

I think that Natbeuk is right - I've looked at the plans carefully and there is no way to avoid the loss of one tree. However the tallest trees - the ones that screen the footbridge and which are in your sightline as you walk down Peak Hill Gardens - will remain. So long as a mature replacement is p...
by Big Ben
26 Aug 2008 11:32
Forum: Town Museum & Gallery
Topic: Crystal Palace High Level Station - subway
Replies: 5
Views: 4647

Thomas - the Norwood Society sometimes has events in Crystal Palace Park and I have certainly visited the subway during one of these. This is their website (as a group they are particularly interested in buildings and local history):
http://www.norwoodsociety.co.uk/
by Big Ben
26 Aug 2008 11:17
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: The old HSBC building - what to do...
Replies: 80
Views: 35466

Montecassino is a real gem - a wonderfully old-fashioned family-run trattoria. Other postings elsewhere on this site also recommend it.
by Big Ben
20 Aug 2008 14:40
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: A Month to Save the Pools
Replies: 12
Views: 6873

That's amazing news!
by Big Ben
19 Aug 2008 10:05
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: The old HSBC building - what to do...
Replies: 80
Views: 35466

Natbeuk and Chazza - I couldn't agree more about how great it would be to have a cafe/restaurant/deli in the HSBC building. With its outside space and the potential for a 'pocket park' (one of the suggestions in the upgrade of Sydenham Road by TfL) it could be a really lovely spot. Don't despair Cha...
by Big Ben
17 Aug 2008 19:37
Forum: Town Cafe
Topic: schools in sydenham
Replies: 12
Views: 6180

Dear Poppy - the BBC analysis of the most recent league table for primary schools in England and Wales (Dec 2007) shows that Lewisham primaries are doing well, and in many cases scoring over the average for 'Contextual Value Added'. Adamsrill, a non denominational primary school, is doing particular...
by Big Ben
14 Aug 2008 18:20
Forum: Town Cafe
Topic: Vintage Shops
Replies: 4
Views: 3525

Crystal Palace has a whole vintage market - at the back of the sorting office and Sainsbury's, accessed via Haynes Lane. Clothes, records, books - a real treasure trove! More info here:
http://www.hayneslanemarket.com/
by Big Ben
12 Aug 2008 07:44
Forum: Town Museum & Gallery
Topic: The 'German' bridge
Replies: 15
Views: 8323

The 'German' bridge

On another website... (SE23.com actually!) people are discussing the 'German' bridge - presumably the footbridge over the railway from Dacres Road to Sydenham Park. Anyone know why it's so-called?
by Big Ben
12 Aug 2008 07:39
Forum: Town Cafe
Topic: Perry Hill Pub
Replies: 5
Views: 3391

The Perry Hill is great - fantastic pub and food. By the way, the pub over the road - the former Rutland - closed about 18 months ago when the lady who owned it retired... unfortunately it was bought by developers at auction. It had a great following as a venue for jazz and was also a very popular l...
by Big Ben
4 Aug 2008 14:42
Forum: Town Museum & Gallery
Topic: Tannsfeld Road
Replies: 6
Views: 5511

I lived at number 38 for some years. If you look at the top of the drainpipe between 38 and 36 you can just make out the date '1909'.
by Big Ben
29 Jul 2008 23:18
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Tree Works signs
Replies: 11
Views: 6913

Interesting to hear that Bromley (am I right in thinking it is the 'clean and green borough'?) is so cavalier when it comes to its trees. Its parks and roundabouts always look good, but perhaps its street trees don't get the same high profile treatment...
by Big Ben
22 Jul 2008 09:05
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Forest Hill Pools consultation
Replies: 88
Views: 71627

Last night I spoke to people who live in Lawrie Park Gardens (Sydenham) and Colfe Road (Forest Hill - Perry Vale ward) and neither had yet received their Pools consultation leaflet from Lewisham. Given that the consultation ends on August 8 this strikes me as being truly shocking.