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by chrisj1948
10 Nov 2015 16:02
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: The Lewisham Card Has Launched
Replies: 19
Views: 2716

Re: The Lewisham Card Has Launched

Mosy

Giving discounts seems to be a very flexible arrangement. I well remember my father blagging a 10% discount for me on some photographic equipment by falsely claiming to be a member of an organisation to which the shop did not award discounts. He was a very persuasive man :-)

Regards
Chris
by chrisj1948
1 Oct 2015 10:03
Forum: Town Cafe
Topic: Fox Cubs -Sydenham Road / Newlands Park
Replies: 37
Views: 8597

Re: Fox Cubs -Sydenham Road / Newlands Park

I sent a message of thanks to The Fox Project, accompanied by that last photo, and they shared it on their Facebook page. Twelve hours later the post and photo combined had over 10,000 likes, 700 sympathetic comments and over 100 shares. It is short of having gone viral but I was astonished at the r...
by chrisj1948
29 Sep 2015 15:18
Forum: Town Cafe
Topic: Fox Cubs -Sydenham Road / Newlands Park
Replies: 37
Views: 8597

Re: Fox Cubs -Sydenham Road / Newlands Park

Foxie (it turns out 'she' was a he) returned again yesterday for what was, sadly, his last visit. Something was badly wrong and, whilst there were no external signs, we suspect an internal injury. We contacted The Fox Project, who dispatched an animal ambulance. At the end Foxie dragged himself out ...
by chrisj1948
25 Sep 2015 15:36
Forum: Town Cafe
Topic: Fox Cubs -Sydenham Road / Newlands Park
Replies: 37
Views: 8597

Re: Fox Cubs -Sydenham Road / Newlands Park

A couple of days after I made my previous post Foxie was no longer around. Some night-time sightings on Foxcam made us think that she had reconnected with her mother. Yesterday at 18:30, after a month had passed. my wife Mary called out that there was a fox sitting under the garden table. I opened t...
by chrisj1948
25 Sep 2015 10:52
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Closure of Lawrie Pk Road
Replies: 8
Views: 1863

Re: Closure of Lawrie Pk Road

admin wrote:What can possibly take SIX MONTHS to dig up and replace?

Admin
Richard III?

Regards
Chris
by chrisj1948
23 Sep 2015 11:26
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Pavement studs on Sydenham Road
Replies: 2
Views: 1012

Pavement studs on Sydenham Road

I noticed this morning that flush mounted metal studs were being inserted into the pavement between Mayow Road and Newlands Park (that was as far as I was going). I asked a guy from Rineys what they were for. He said it was to mark the property line; within them was private property, outside was the...
by chrisj1948
11 Sep 2015 11:12
Forum: Town Cafe
Topic: Booking things online: making it difficult
Replies: 3
Views: 906

Re: Booking things online: making it difficult

For some sites you do not need to generate an account. You still have to supply 90% of the information required to set up an account (the delivery and billing addresses, contact numbers, card details etc.) so if you are sure that you are never going to use that site again you gain a little by not op...
by chrisj1948
22 Aug 2015 16:43
Forum: Town Asylum
Topic: BBCode [table]
Replies: 9
Views: 5102

Re: BBCode [table]

BBCode is already allowed. Just yours doesn't appear to work. You will have to figure out why yourself. Here's a start: https://www.phpbb.com/community/viewtopic.php?f=72&t=2147807 Admin Admin The reason would appear to be that you do not have the matching BBCode definitions set up for the forum. R...
by chrisj1948
20 Aug 2015 18:32
Forum: Town Cafe
Topic: Fox Cubs -Sydenham Road / Newlands Park
Replies: 37
Views: 8597

Re: Fox Cubs -Sydenham Road / Newlands Park

The remaining 'cub', now rather imaginatively called 'Foxie', is still with us and a source of great pleasure. She must be getting on for six months old now, and is a very fine looking young vixen. I think she lives in Angie's storage yard next door, but she is over in our garden for long periods ea...
by chrisj1948
19 Aug 2015 14:03
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Accident on Sydenham Road
Replies: 7
Views: 2481

Accident on Sydenham Road

Sydenham Road currently closed off to traffic between Silverdale and Cobb's. Elderly gentleman run over by hit-and-run cyclist!

Regards
Chris
by chrisj1948
10 Aug 2015 16:23
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Golden Lion pub
Replies: 175
Views: 84678

Re: Golden Lion pub

Most middle class children are well behaved anyway :P It's the dregs of society whose kids will run riot but their parents won't pay the prices in these places so I think it will be fine. :-) There was once a bookshop in Hampstead which had a sign on the door "Children of progressive parents are no...
by chrisj1948
6 Jul 2015 07:45
Forum: Town Cafe
Topic: Fox Cubs -Sydenham Road / Newlands Park
Replies: 37
Views: 8597

Re: Fox Cubs -Sydenham Road / Newlands Park

Things changed on 20th June, which was the last date when we saw all three of the cubs. After that only one was left, although he/she is a very regular visitor. The mother still comes at night, and I hope that the two absentees have just moved on to better things rather than being killed. The remain...
by chrisj1948
1 Jul 2015 11:14
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Lewisham Council - Thank You! Not!
Replies: 10
Views: 2368

Re: Lewisham Council - Thank You! Not!

I recognise the final picture. It is from Nora in Orebro, central Sweden. The church was the clue. They didn't have a Danfo toilet there in my day!

Regards
Chris
by chrisj1948
24 Jun 2015 08:29
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: PFC Penge Food Centre Sydenham Road
Replies: 32
Views: 12974

Re: PFC Penge Food Centre Sydenham Road

anonymouse wrote:Anyone else had this issue?
Yes.

Regards
Chris
by chrisj1948
19 Jun 2015 10:50
Forum: Town Asylum
Topic: Not sure what the problem is.
Replies: 28
Views: 12757

Re: Not sure what the problem is.

So how should we handle troll-like posts? The easy answer is "don't feed the trolls". A respectful silence, or a thousand caustic responses ending just short of the submit button would be my answer. But I understand that others feel they can't just let it lie, they must challenge and/or educate the...
by chrisj1948
9 Jun 2015 19:48
Forum: Town Cafe
Topic: Fox Cubs -Sydenham Road / Newlands Park
Replies: 37
Views: 8597

Re: Fox Cubs -Sydenham Road / Newlands Park

We rarely see all three cubs together, but Foxcam caught pictures of them a couple of evenings ago. They must be three months old now. The next day a couple of them came sniffing round our feet when we were sitting in the garden, and the second picture shows that they can still look pretty cute. Loo...
by chrisj1948
4 Jun 2015 14:52
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: THE LIBRARY OF THINGS
Replies: 30
Views: 7140

Re: THE LIBRARY OF THINGS

I don't know. I just thought it was a good idea and worth sharing but next time I don't think I will bother posting it here. It was worth posting, Lee, because it is an interesting idea. Mosy's points were unfortunately valid ones. In our H&S / litigation culture an unfunded scheme of this sort wou...
by chrisj1948
2 Jun 2015 13:38
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Sydenham High St Stabbing
Replies: 69
Views: 27578

Re: Sydenham High St Stabbing

I was sad to walk past the Co-op a few minutes ago and see the group of solemn young people gathered at the corner, the rack of tribute flowers, and the sand on the pavement.

Regards
Chris
by chrisj1948
1 Jun 2015 18:11
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Sydenham High St Stabbing
Replies: 69
Views: 27578

Re: Sydenham High St Stabbing

The street was opened again at 17:45.
by chrisj1948
27 May 2015 11:10
Forum: Town Cafe
Topic: Fox Cubs -Sydenham Road / Newlands Park
Replies: 37
Views: 8597

Re: Fox Cubs -Sydenham Road / Newlands Park

Although one of the cubs is still a bit small and scrawny, the other two have grown so much in the last few days that one thinks of them as young foxes rather than cubs. Unfortunately they are now far too large to squeeze out under the front of the shed, but occasionally they come out when we are ha...