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by chrisj1948
26 Feb 2018 10:36
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: 'Sydenham Concerts'
Replies: 8
Views: 4160

Re: 'Sydenham Concerts'

My wife Mary & I both thoroughly enjoyed the concert, and intend to go to the later ones in the series. I was interested by Robin's comment about creamy tones, since I think a baroque violin has a thinner sound than a modern instrument.

Regards
Chris
by chrisj1948
2 Feb 2018 16:01
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Wall Art Homecroft Road
Replies: 13
Views: 5192

Re: Wall Art Homecroft Road

I am looking at the mural at the moment, since it is in clear view from my computer room. I guess I am going to be looking at it a lot more in the future. The overall effect, artistic considerations aside, is of an advertising hoarding mounted on the wall. I cannot say I am too crazy about it at the...
by chrisj1948
15 Dec 2017 12:06
Forum: Town Museum & Gallery
Topic: House History Mystery!
Replies: 3
Views: 3020

Re: House History Mystery!

Grove and Priory Cottages, next to your building, were originally wooden cottages for farm overseers built in the period 1698-1703. They were 'gentrified' by the addition of the current brick and plaster façade in 1746, and their occupancy since then is on record since they then became liable to pay...
by chrisj1948
21 Nov 2017 09:15
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Waste Collection
Replies: 40
Views: 24653

Re: Waste Collection

We have the same problem on Sydenham Road at the Newlands Park junction. We have not had a scheduled black bin emptying in eight weeks now!

Regards
Chris
by chrisj1948
2 Nov 2017 14:52
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: food waste collection
Replies: 25
Views: 6726

Re: food waste collection

Yesterday, in desperation, I sent an email to the address given in an earlier post to outline the situation. This morning all the overflowing bins on the street around us were emptied, in my case the black, green and brown bins. This was an enormous relief. Whilst it would obviously have been better...
by chrisj1948
31 Oct 2017 15:58
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: food waste collection
Replies: 25
Views: 6726

Re: food waste collection

We do not have a food waste bin (they never delivered one) but since we compost and feed foxes that is no loss. Our black bin, however, has not been collected for six weeks! I reported it after the missed collection a fortnight ago (I wasn't too sure about the previous one due to the changed collect...
by chrisj1948
11 Sep 2017 21:22
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Lemon Tree
Replies: 19
Views: 12137

Re: Lemon Tree

I agree that Himalayan Kitchen has the best Indian food locally. At one time I would have chosen Gurkhas, but I think they changed their chef a few years ago and, whilst still good, no longer have the same edge.

Regards
Chris
by chrisj1948
21 Aug 2017 09:11
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Brown Bin/Garden Waste Collection Non-Service
Replies: 2
Views: 1142

Re: Brown Bin/Garden Waste Collection Non-Service

I too have always had my brown bin emptied reliably on a Wednesday. I love the brown bin. I am a reluctant gardener and 'the brown bin is full' is a great excuse to leave further work until next week!

Regards
Chris
by chrisj1948
2 Jul 2017 08:43
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: No Water
Replies: 21
Views: 5616

Re: No Water

The region of low pressure had extended to the Sydenham Road / Newlands Park junction by yesterday morning. Too low for the shower heater to cut in, Cold showers are so bracing, are they not?

Regards
Chris
by chrisj1948
26 May 2017 09:46
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Starts tonight! Three Men in a Boat at the Sydenham Centre
Replies: 11
Views: 2840

Re: Starts tonight! Three Men in a Boat at the Sydenham Cent

Three Men in a Boat was, and still is, a very funny book. I suspect many people, if they have heard of it at all, associate it with the farcical 1956 film version starring Jimmy Edwards, or the 1975 TV adaptation by Tom Stoppard as a travelogue. Spontaneous Productions have remained more true to the...
by chrisj1948
27 Apr 2017 07:59
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Hi-Fi repair?
Replies: 7
Views: 1994

Re: Hi-Fi repair?

I am still using my damped transmission line speakers driven by Kef Kit 3 (a Kef Concerto without enclosure) constructed in 1975! Admittedly the only way I got permission to move them to our small house in Sydenham was by having them placed on their sides, with squab cushions on top, so that they co...
by chrisj1948
24 Apr 2017 16:51
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Hi-Fi repair?
Replies: 7
Views: 1994

Re: Hi-Fi repair?

[quote="pip"I intend to take my 30+ year old Nad amp there for repair.[/quote] Would that be a NAD 3020? I retired mine to the attic when we moved to Sydenham 10 years ago since lack of space forced the purchase of an all-in-one unit. It was still working fine, but the tone and volume controls had g...
by chrisj1948
14 Apr 2017 08:06
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Sydenham Green Group Practice
Replies: 9
Views: 2817

Re: Sydenham Green Group Practice

The fundamental problem is that the practice is understaffed. This is not through choice, and they are not alone in this. GP practices across the country are desperately trying to recruit more staff. No booking system will compensate for having a pint in a quart pot.

Regards
Chris
by chrisj1948
13 Apr 2017 09:22
Forum: Town Asylum
Topic: Proposed new SE26.life forum
Replies: 45
Views: 35654

Re: Proposed new SE26.life forum

I agree about the depressing nature of this thread.

Regards
Chris
by chrisj1948
2 Apr 2017 18:42
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Istanbul 'supermarket'
Replies: 21
Views: 13233

Re: Istanbul 'supermarket'

this seems to have drifted from Istanbul to PFC - I've never had any problems with PFC and chose it over the other similar store - not that i would think of it as high on my list of wine outlets PFC have some very good wine offers if you are not looking for fancy wines. The 'charging problem' only ...
by chrisj1948
26 Feb 2017 18:43
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Street planters
Replies: 9
Views: 2701

Re: Street planters

We have a strip of concrete between our back fence and the road. It always attracted rubbish, and I had to clean it up regularly. During a couple of years of serious illness I was not able to do this, and it became a dumping ground. About three years ago we had it cleared (there was some nasty stuff...
by chrisj1948
11 Jan 2017 11:27
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Sydenham Road accidentt 13:15
Replies: 3
Views: 1676

Re: Sydenham Road accidentt 13:15

Fortunately not as serious as I feared. My CCTV indicates that Sydenham Road was open again by 14:40.

Regards
Chris
by chrisj1948
10 Jan 2017 13:27
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Sydenham Road accidentt 13:15
Replies: 3
Views: 1676

Sydenham Road accidentt 13:15

Sydenham Road between Newlands Park & Mayow Road is currently blocked. Reportedly an accident involving a motorbike and a bus, Ambulance crews currently treating two people who seem to be in poor condition.

Regards
Chris
by chrisj1948
5 Jan 2017 08:45
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Traffic cameras
Replies: 2
Views: 1286

Re: Traffic cameras

Can anyone point me in the direction of how you would ask to have cameras put up regarding speeding/running red lights? I think they are normally situated where the accident statistics indicate a problem. They are expensive to set up, so there has to be a need. I live at the Newlands Park / Sydenha...
by chrisj1948
8 Nov 2016 11:59
Forum: Town Cafe
Topic: Music Reproduction Quality (warning - geeky!)
Replies: 1
Views: 1171

Music Reproduction Quality (warning - geeky!)

A few years ago I started switching over from album/CD to mp3 for my music collection; primarily to enable use of a portable player. At first I just ripped using the Windows Media Player default (128 kbps), and that was OK when on the move but the mp3's sounded noticeably worse compared to the origi...