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by Steve Grindlay
7 Dec 2004 09:00
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: A good name for Sydenham?
Replies: 5
Views: 8227

Thanks, Annabel. Chris contacted me through the Syd Soc website, and here is the substance of my reply: "Historically, Sydenham was a small village in the parish of Lewisham, some seven miles from central London. Today it is an inner city suburb in the London Borough of Lewisham. The most impor...
by Steve Grindlay
2 Dec 2004 09:35
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Recycling in Sydenham
Replies: 5
Views: 9886

Lewisham's website says that you can now put: "All types of paper and cardboard; Glass jars and bottles (please - no broken glass); All food and drink cans" into the green boxes, and you should call 8314 7171 to get a green box. See http://www.lewisham.gov.uk/apps/news/detail.asp?id=931 St...
by Steve Grindlay
29 Nov 2004 09:34
Forum: Town Cafe
Topic: sydenham gas light and coke company
Replies: 2
Views: 5109

Are you referring to the Sydenham Gas and Coke Company? If so, it was opened in 1851 off Westow Hill, Upper Norwood and taken over by the Crystal Palace District Gas Company, at Bell Green, Lower Sydenham, in 1854. Records of this short-lived company are held at the London Metropolitan Archive. The ...
by Steve Grindlay
13 Nov 2004 09:05
Forum: Town Cafe
Topic: Photo of Sub Lieutenant Warren Barclay
Replies: 3
Views: 5252

Unfortunately, I have no knowledge of any pictures of Warren Barclay but I do have some information on him. His parents, Henry James and Mary, lived in Wapella, Byne Road, Sydenham in the early 1890s. By 1894 they had moved to 61 Silverdale and they were still there in 1899. The 1901 census shows He...
by Steve Grindlay
20 Oct 2004 15:12
Forum: Town Asylum
Topic: Subject line
Replies: 1
Views: 4852

Subject line

A small point, but I imagine when someone posts a new topic what they put in the subject line becomes the name of that topic. However, when somebody posts a reply within a topic, they are again offered a blank subject line. Some fill it in (with what they think the topic was) , some don't, and it do...
by Steve Grindlay
18 Oct 2004 18:08
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: New Zebra Crossing on Railway Bridge
Replies: 46
Views: 86585

I noticed this afternoon that the beacons have gone from the top of the poles, to be replaced by lights, directed down at the crossing. Whatever is happening, one cannot really fault the traffic people on the speed of their response.
by Steve Grindlay
14 Oct 2004 19:47
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: New Zebra Crossing on Railway Bridge
Replies: 46
Views: 86585

It was good to see coverage of the concerns about this crossing in the current Newsshopper at http://tinyurl.com/5md5l
by Steve Grindlay
13 Oct 2004 14:35
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: New Zebra Crossing on Railway Bridge
Replies: 46
Views: 86585

Sorry, the link I gave to SI 2400 was to only part of it. The whole SI can be viewed here:
http://tinyurl.com/5ehwu
by Steve Grindlay
13 Oct 2004 14:28
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: New Zebra Crossing on Railway Bridge
Replies: 46
Views: 86585

I don't have a day job so ... this link gives you the document on the DfT site that deals with zebra crossings: http://tinyurl.com/5n6s4 This gives the Statutory Instrument (SI 2400) that is referred to in the above document: http://tinyurl.com/57urt I leave it to others to make sense of the legalese.
by Steve Grindlay
9 Oct 2004 09:22
Forum: Town Cafe
Topic: Lawrie Park Road history - please help
Replies: 2
Views: 5666

Lewisham Local History Centre (in the main library at Lewisham) has a wonderful set of records called Drainage Applications. Whenever a building was connected to the main drainage system, detailed plans had to be submitted to the local authority for approval. However, they give far more than just dr...
by Steve Grindlay
4 Oct 2004 05:19
Forum: Town Cafe
Topic: Granada Cinema info please
Replies: 9
Views: 9953

Granada Cinema

The State/Granada was opened in 1931 and closed and demolished in 1971. The best account of the cinema, with some pictures, is in The Big Five: Lewisham's Super Cinemas by Ken George. You can see, and perhaps buy, a copy at Lewisham Local Studies Centre (http://www.lewisham.gov.uk/localStudies/) or ...