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by Robin Orton
27 Sep 2018 09:21
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Kirkdale closed Thursday 27 September
Replies: 4
Views: 1711

Re: Kirkdale closed Thursday 27 September

Someone who lives nearby has now told me it was a serious injury rather than a fatality.
by Robin Orton
27 Sep 2018 06:48
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Kirkdale closed Thursday 27 September
Replies: 4
Views: 1711

Kirkdale closed Thursday 27 September

Kirkdale is closed between Dartmouth Road and Sydenham Park, and is likely to be so for some time, I heard from a policeman. No buses. Motorcyclist fatally (I heard) injured at Kirkdale/Wells Park Road junction.
by Robin Orton
22 Sep 2018 18:53
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Mamma Dough
Replies: 9
Views: 5004

Re: Mamma Dough

Why exciting?
by Robin Orton
19 Sep 2018 09:14
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: TV filming in Baxter Fields/Radlet Avenue today
Replies: 0
Views: 751

TV filming in Baxter Fields/Radlet Avenue today

For the second time in a week - last time they were filming at Camden Lodge, one of our posh bungalows. For a TV commercial, apparently. I estimate there are about forty people in the crew, of which at any one time about two are actually doing something (typically moving equipment or props around) a...
by Robin Orton
10 Sep 2018 16:05
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Mayow road/Sydenham road crossing.
Replies: 25
Views: 6811

Re: Mayow road/Sydenham road crossing.

I assumed that the rationale was that disabled people (particularly those with a sensory impairment?) prefer to have a safe crossing period marked by visual and aural signs than to have to move out on to an ordinary zebra crossing and hope someone will notice them.
by Robin Orton
10 Sep 2018 11:15
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Mayow road/Sydenham road crossing.
Replies: 25
Views: 6811

Re: Mayow road/Sydenham road crossing.

I have a vague memory of being told that one of the reasons for having traffic lights at pedestrian crossings in Sydenham Road is because it makes life a lot easier for disabled or wheelchair-using pedestrians.
by Robin Orton
21 Jul 2018 11:06
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: St Philip Neri Meeting - Thursday 19 July 7pm
Replies: 38
Views: 12733

Re: St Philip Neri Meeting - Thursday 19 July 7pm

I wonder to whom in the archdiocese the request to attend was sent? The Education Commission (http://www.educationcommission.org.uk/) is based at St Paul's Cray, and, according to the current Southwark Catholic Directory, the lead building officer is Mike Baldwin. I wonder if anyone tried to speak t...
by Robin Orton
16 Jul 2018 10:26
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Bell Green Gasometers – A Compromise
Replies: 26
Views: 8827

Re: Bell Green Gasometers – A Compromise

JGD wrote:Robin

Probably something like "am I flogging a dead horse".
How about ' vel equuum mortuum verbero?'?
by Robin Orton
15 Jul 2018 20:11
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Bell Green Gasometers – A Compromise
Replies: 26
Views: 8827

Re: Bell Green Gasometers – A Compromise

Something to do with flogging dead horses is sooo accurate and well perceived. The translation at one point had me as the dead horse that I should stop flogging - in interpretive terms it is probably an equally astute and accurate observation. Out of interest, what was it you actually asked Google ...
by Robin Orton
15 Jul 2018 13:20
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Bell Green Gasometers – A Compromise
Replies: 26
Views: 8827

Re: Bell Green Gasometers – A Compromise

JGD wrote: Aut ego sum mortuus est enim equus quosdam verberibus adfecit (Translation by Google - imperfect or otherwise)
I do not recognise this as a well-formed Latin sentence. Something to do with flogging dead horses?
by Robin Orton
14 Jul 2018 16:29
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: RUMOURS: CINEMA AND NANDOS COMING TO SYDENHAM
Replies: 518
Views: 290339

Re: sticky:RUMOURS: CINEMA AND NANDOS COMING TO SYDENHAM

poppy wrote: It will be somewhere for young people to go ...to meet their friends.
Oh, it's that sort of place, is it? Thanks for the warning.
by Robin Orton
31 May 2018 09:26
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Film crews again
Replies: 0
Views: 1030

Film crews again

In Radlet Avenue, taking up quite a bit of the road. Apparently they're shooting an ad for Dove cosmetics in one of our neighbours' exotic garden. Should put us on the tourist trail!
by Robin Orton
25 May 2018 16:49
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Now it's horse "messages" on pavement!
Replies: 9
Views: 3350

Re: Now it's horse "messages" on pavement!

I find nothing offensive about horse droppings. They are fragrant and friable, unlike those of dogs, and I think they add tone to the neighbourhood.
by Robin Orton
21 May 2018 10:21
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Feeling emotional…
Replies: 19
Views: 7442

Re: Feeling emotional…

Sorry you're going, Lee. Although I don't think we've ever met, I've always admired you from afar. All the best for your new life. Robin
by Robin Orton
20 May 2018 11:32
Forum: Town Cafe
Topic: Whitsuntide greetings
Replies: 1
Views: 1189

Whitsuntide greetings

Happy Whit Sunday (Pentecost) everyone.
by Robin Orton
11 May 2018 08:42
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: RUMOURS: CINEMA AND NANDOS COMING TO SYDENHAM
Replies: 518
Views: 290339

Re: sticky:RUMOURS: CINEMA AND NANDOS COMING TO SYDENHAM

I agree with JRW. What's the point in keeping this thread as a sticky? It is faintly irritating for those of us with other interests and I suspect it devalues the stickiness currency.
by Robin Orton
5 May 2018 10:03
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: water pressure
Replies: 42
Views: 22194

Re: water pressure

We did. So quaint, paying people by cheque. Had to find a bank to pay it in.
by Robin Orton
30 Apr 2018 10:31
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Kelvin-Helmholtz clouds over Sydenham?
Replies: 23
Views: 11287

Re: Kelvin-Helmholtz clouds over Sydenham?

All these questions. Why don't you just Google them, you lazy lot? I'm sure there's a website somewhere that will give you all the facts. And probably a 'how to do it' video on YouTube.
by Robin Orton
29 Apr 2018 07:11
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Kelvin-Helmholtz clouds over Sydenham?
Replies: 23
Views: 11287

Re: Kelvin-Helmholtz clouds over Sydenham?

I find all these odd meteorological phenomena very alarming. I fear they may presage the End Time. I suggest we all repent of our sins, without delay
by Robin Orton
22 Apr 2018 19:41
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: 'Sydenham Concerts'
Replies: 8
Views: 4103

Re: 'Sydenham Concerts'

Another wonderful concert this afternoon. French baroque music (which until today I thought I disliked) for two flutes, theorbo (bass lute)/guitar and harpsichord continuo. Really exciting virtuoso playing on the flutes/piccolo (wooden baroque instruments with only one key, you get accidentals by cr...