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by Robin Orton
19 Feb 2019 18:00
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Current state of the property market in Sydenham
Replies: 58
Views: 14892

Re: Current state of the property market in Sydenham

I've now realised that my earlier post was technically ambiguous. But I'd have thought it wouldn't have been too difficult to guess what I meant. Those who argued for the retention of the gasholders (like those who argued against Brexit) lost the argument. So obviously they should now shut up and le...
by Robin Orton
16 Feb 2019 22:41
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Current state of the property market in Sydenham
Replies: 58
Views: 14892

Re: Current state of the property market in Sydenham

JGD wrote:
16 Feb 2019 17:17
Who lost what Robin ?
The argument about whether the gasholders should be preserved.
by Robin Orton
16 Feb 2019 16:50
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Current state of the property market in Sydenham
Replies: 58
Views: 14892

Re: Current state of the property market in Sydenham

Why this obsession with the gasholders, JGD? It's beginning to sound like gloating. You know, like Brexit. 'You lost, get over it'.
by Robin Orton
15 Feb 2019 11:40
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Current state of the property market in Sydenham
Replies: 58
Views: 14892

Re: Current state of the property market in Sydenham

I can't see the gasholders from my home, but I wish I could - they're lovely.

And I'd certainly be attracted to an area if I knew it was one where the community got together to fight for the preservation of its heritage.
by Robin Orton
10 Feb 2019 15:53
Forum: Town Cafe
Topic: Chamber music concert at St Barts on 9 February
Replies: 2
Views: 1605

Chamber music concert at St Barts on 9 February

It was great to see a full house at St Barts last night (although I found the ?new red floodlighting in the chancel a bit off-putting - to warn worshippers about the flames of hell?) A group of locally based professional musicians calling themselves enSEmble26 played a piano trio by Mendelssohn, a p...
by Robin Orton
19 Jan 2019 16:35
Forum: Town Cafe
Topic: A more useful squats workout
Replies: 3
Views: 1634

Re: A more useful squats workout

Tim Lund wrote:
19 Jan 2019 14:56
That's horse manure, Robin, and it doesn't stay in the green bin - just a useful way of moving it to my own front garden
A likely story.
by Robin Orton
19 Jan 2019 14:41
Forum: Town Cafe
Topic: A more useful squats workout
Replies: 3
Views: 1634

Re: A more useful squats workout

Should dead leaves go in the green bin?
by Robin Orton
21 Dec 2018 20:37
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: STF Users Meeting - arranged 1pm Sunday (NOT 12 noon)
Replies: 34
Views: 9785

Re: STF Users Meeting - arranged 1pm Sunday (NOT 12 noon)

Are any of the issues raised in this thread being taken forward by anyone?
by Robin Orton
14 Dec 2018 20:02
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: New Aldi approved in Bell Green
Replies: 29
Views: 9770

Re: New Aldi approved in Bell Green

A rat crept softly through the vegetation
Dragging its slimy belly on the bank
While I was fishing in the dull canal
On a winter evening round behind the gashouse
Musing upon the king my brother's wreck
And on the king my father's death before him.
by Robin Orton
3 Dec 2018 17:58
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Dentist
Replies: 3
Views: 1776

Re: Dentist

We have used the Bolney Court practice in Lawrie Park Road for over thirty years and have been very pleased with them.
by Robin Orton
10 Nov 2018 20:24
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: A Leaf out of East Dulwich Forum's book?
Replies: 72
Views: 20661

Re: A Leaf out of East Dulwich Forum's book?

I wish that in selecting pseudonyms people would avoid using three capital letters beginning with 'J. There seem to be hordes of them; I always get them confused and can't remember which of them are goodies and which baddies, or which gender they are. (There seems to be a new one called 'JRM' ?)
by Robin Orton
8 Nov 2018 10:46
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: STF Users Meeting - arranged 1pm Sunday (NOT 12 noon)
Replies: 34
Views: 9785

Re: STF Users Meeting - arranged 1pm Sunday (NOT 12 noon)

I shall be there in spirit, and I hope there is a constructive outcome. (I'm afraid I'm feeling too old, deaf and set in my ways to venture forth in person at Sunday lunchtime to a meeting in what will no doubt be a noisy and crowded pub at the other end of Sydenham!)
by Robin Orton
18 Oct 2018 18:27
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Albion Millennium Green
Replies: 6
Views: 2485

Re: Albion Millennium Green

I'm told the tents etc were being removed by the police this lunchtime.
by Robin Orton
7 Oct 2018 13:12
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: A Leaf out of East Dulwich Forum's book?
Replies: 72
Views: 20661

Re: A Leaf out of East Dulwich Forum's book?

From what I have seen, a lot of the problems on forums stem from a culture where others comment on the opinion of others rather than simply posting their own opinion....A simple “I disagree, my opinion is this..” rather than calling out other posters. I thought discussing different opinions was one...
by Robin Orton
30 Sep 2018 19:10
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: A Leaf out of East Dulwich Forum's book?
Replies: 72
Views: 20661

Re: A Leaf out of East Dulwich Forum's book?

alywin wrote:
Maybe, but I'm assuming you're male...
Yes. Or at any rate I was the last time I looked.

Sorry. I mean, yes, I self-identify as a cisgender male.
Perhaps that makes a difference
So they say.
by Robin Orton
29 Sep 2018 07:54
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: A Leaf out of East Dulwich Forum's book?
Replies: 72
Views: 20661

Re: A Leaf out of East Dulwich Forum's book?

Re anonymity, though, I'd be highly reluctant if I had to sign my full name. I mean, I'm generally careful about what I post on here, but if I had to post my real name someone could get hold of the phone directory and locate me precisely, and I'm not keen on that idea: I might have said something a...
by Robin Orton
27 Sep 2018 15:07
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: A Leaf out of East Dulwich Forum's book?
Replies: 72
Views: 20661

Re: A Leaf out of East Dulwich Forum's book?

. If STF was willing to sacrifice the anonymity - in the way that has been done on SE23.life, then I suspect Sydenham Society might more readily engage with the revamped forum. I agree. Although I can understand that some posters may have personal reasons for wanting to remain anonymous, I think on...