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by chrisj1948
13 Jul 2010 15:20
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Street drinkers and heroin users
Replies: 61
Views: 15873

Re: Street drinkers and heroin users

leenewham wrote:Q. Why is "Jesus Wept" offensive? Isn't it a term lifted directly from the Bible?
As originally posted, before admin sanitized it, there was a word present which was NOT directly from the Bible :shock:

Regards
Chris
by chrisj1948
6 Jul 2010 16:04
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Sydenham Town's Brand New Site!
Replies: 30
Views: 6846

Re: Sydenham Town's Brand New Site!

I hate all change, but apart from that it looks good ;-) One small low-priority niggle. Previously if I selected a topic from the RSS feed it would subsequently appear with a changed blue icon. I used this as a bookmark to see what new posts had appeared. No icon change from the new site. I am using...
by chrisj1948
5 Jul 2010 14:50
Forum: Town Cafe
Topic: local history challenge
Replies: 11
Views: 2384

Joseph Paxton and Lord Panmure have a Crimean link from 1854 onwards. See:

http://www.victorianweb.org/history/wor ... an/15.html

Regards
Chris
by chrisj1948
24 Jun 2010 09:17
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Freegive - Find your community recycling group near you
Replies: 1
Views: 974

A promotion for Freegive appeared on this forum in January. You can reference the discussion here:

http://sydenham.org.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?t=4334

Regards
Chris
by chrisj1948
12 Jun 2010 10:22
Forum: Town Asylum
Topic: Bogus calls about computer infestation
Replies: 3
Views: 6196

I have had one a while ago. I just told them that I had excellent security and rang off.

Regards
Chris
by chrisj1948
24 May 2010 16:54
Forum: Town Cafe
Topic: DX Secure - A con??????
Replies: 6
Views: 4474

http://www.consumeractiongroup.co.uk/fo ... 277-a.html

Make your own decision!

Regards
Chris
by chrisj1948
24 May 2010 13:42
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Motorbikes targeted for theft
Replies: 2
Views: 1521

:) I agree with Willy. The kevlar in armoured clothing would be difficult to get a knife through, and reinforced boots and gloves can be excellent offensive weapons!

Regards
Chris
by chrisj1948
24 May 2010 10:20
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: East London Line Launch on Sunday 23rd May.
Replies: 101
Views: 35927

I am looking forward to traveling away from London. The prospect of being able to get to West Croydon, and the Whitgift Centre, by a service so regular that one doesn't need to check on the train times first is an attractive one.

Regards
Chris
by chrisj1948
5 May 2010 23:04
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Sydenham Park: 16 year old boy stabbed to death (UPDATED)
Replies: 38
Views: 17772

As of 23:45 there is still one-way traffic past Holmes Park, with a strong police presence, forensic staff and a film crew.

Regards
Chris
by chrisj1948
12 Apr 2010 21:50
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Wanted: PIED PIPER
Replies: 6
Views: 2402

The sleek and attractive rat I once saw in our compost bin has now been transformed into a group of nasty, thuggish (though presumably still vegetarian) rats living beneath it. I have declared war, dusted off the old air rifle, and spent the evening waiting by the ... er ... rat run near the bin. No...
by chrisj1948
22 Mar 2010 17:08
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Rats
Replies: 33
Views: 18823

We have a rat which appears to live under our compost bin at the end of the garden. It appears fairly young, with a sleek light brown coat and is actually quite an attractive looking creature. Also obviously a vegetarian. I used to enjoy ratting with a .22 rifle when I lived on a farm many years ago...
by chrisj1948
17 Mar 2010 16:31
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Charity collection at Sydenham station on Tuesday 16th March
Replies: 5
Views: 2345

There is an interesting little wrinkle about collecting/pamphleting by Sydenham Station, At the time of the election for Mayor of London my wife was promoting Ken, and I was there to show solidarity (which, since I am a reluctant but resolute Tory, was very noble of me). We were informed by the stat...
by chrisj1948
23 Feb 2010 17:22
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Ladbrokes on the corner of Newlands Park
Replies: 7
Views: 2251

Donny - Yes, The Newlands Park Ladbrokes.
by chrisj1948
23 Feb 2010 14:31
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Ladbrokes on the corner of Newlands Park
Replies: 7
Views: 2251

I live next door to Ladbrokes, but haven't been aware of any alarm disturbance from them.

Now if I had a pound for every time the Santander alarm went off after hours I would be a very rich man!

Regards
Chris
by chrisj1948
22 Feb 2010 12:49
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: 20 mph zones?
Replies: 11
Views: 3494

Stuart - I regret to say that I have, by and large, to agree with you. A speed limit by itself does not enforce 100% compliance, but aggressive humps do a pretty good job. Nevertheless I would be in favour of introducing residential 20mph zones even without traffic calming measures. A significant pr...
by chrisj1948
22 Feb 2010 10:25
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: 20 mph zones?
Replies: 11
Views: 3494

I am in favour of it. The consolidated report about 20-mph zones published recently was positive about the benefits in terms of reduced deaths and serious injuries to pedestrians and cyclists, and the zones do improve the quality of life for those living within them. There has been an argument, prom...
by chrisj1948
2 Feb 2010 11:47
Forum: Town Asylum
Topic: Runtime Error
Replies: 2
Views: 2252

If you give the URL to the website in question we might have a better idea of what Java, Trojans etc. it is trying to run.

Regards
Chris
by chrisj1948
26 Jan 2010 13:59
Forum: Town Asylum
Topic: Wichita Lineman
Replies: 4
Views: 2448

The Forum connection has been a bit intermittent this morning. This is unusual. I class the Forum as one of the better sites I visit regularly for speed of response and reliability.

Regards
Chris
by chrisj1948
18 Jan 2010 14:39
Forum: Town Cafe
Topic: Give and get free stuff in all london boroughs
Replies: 11
Views: 4050

I have used Freecycle a lot since we moved to Sydenham (mostly the Croydon group) since we are so short of space that buying anything new means throwing something else out, and it has proved a very successful method of moving usable goods on to a new home. The effectiveness of the system would be re...
by chrisj1948
18 Jan 2010 07:22
Forum: Town Cafe
Topic: Give and get free stuff in all london boroughs
Replies: 11
Views: 4050

How does this differ from the well-established Freecycle network?

Forgive me, but there is a slight flavour of spam to both your recent postings.

Regards
Chris