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by nork1
25 Apr 2008 20:18
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Oyster Card introduction shut station gates
Replies: 204
Views: 153189

reductio ad absurdum Just out of interest, do you actually speak in italics too? Do you casually throw this into everyday conversation? Why not just say 'reduction to absurdity' and save us lesser, uneducated mortals who haven't wasted our time learning a dead language the hassle of looking it up?
by nork1
3 Apr 2008 19:32
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Bridge House Tavern
Replies: 38
Views: 38450

Is this still a pub or can we just say another local has bitten the dust and this is now a restaurant? No one actually says anything about the beer - it's all about how difficult it is to get a table and what the food is like.
by nork1
29 Feb 2008 23:42
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Bridge House Tavern
Replies: 38
Views: 38450

Well this was my local for 7 years. I went for a quiet pint.. I wanted to read my paper and check the place out. I walked in and was told by some Irish bloke on the door that football shirts were not acceptable. I pointed out that my shirt was not a football shirt but was in fact a Munster rugby shi...
by nork1
17 Feb 2008 21:29
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Could the Greyhound become an M&S Simply Food?
Replies: 66
Views: 61439

Probably but it's not exactly in their interest so I doubt they'll be losing any sleep over it.
by nork1
13 Feb 2008 20:05
Forum: Town Cafe
Topic: More memories - Saxon Tavern anyone?
Replies: 25
Views: 38457

I went there to see bands a couple of times in 85/86 - well before I even knew where Southend Lane was and a long time before I moved to Sydenham (I lived in South Norwood back then). I vaguely remember one band - The Bolshoi and I've got a horrible feeling I might've seen Doctor & The Medics th...
by nork1
28 Jan 2008 17:32
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Your fantasy high street - just for fun
Replies: 27
Views: 17092

Most people wanting to see improvements to the area have a middle-class, house-price sensitive viewpoint. I wonder what the owners and patrons of the pound shops et al make of all this debate? Is the desire to drive them from the area to be replaced by Waitrose and M&S tantamount to ethnic clea...
by nork1
26 Jan 2008 12:56
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Your fantasy high street - just for fun
Replies: 27
Views: 17092

I vote:

a) An identikit high street, full of chainsaws.

You just never know when you're going to need one. I keep losing mine and is there anywhere local that sells them? No there bloody isn't. :evil:
by nork1
24 Jan 2008 22:41
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Blue Mountain Cafe coming to Cobbs Corner!!!
Replies: 83
Views: 69642

Who are these people who never want to move on past the greasy cafe era?? I'm one of 'these people' as you so condescendingly put it. I'm not bothered with 'yummy' cakes and I don't like coffee. I like a decent fry up and a mug of black tea and I don't want to pay a tenner or whatever it was for th...
by nork1
18 Jan 2008 18:35
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: 176 route - again
Replies: 16
Views: 9003

Yeah - sorry about that but it was my 15th pint. I thought they'd have cleared it up by now.
by nork1
18 Jan 2008 17:29
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: 176 route - again
Replies: 16
Views: 9003

Watch House
Fox & Firkin
Jolly Farmers
Coach & Horses
The George
Some Irish pub that used to be called Shellaleigh's
Plough & Harrow
London & Rye
Goose on the Green
Copperfield
Perry Hill
Bell
Prince Alfred
Dolphin
Two Half's (sic)
Railway
by nork1
17 Jan 2008 22:00
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: 176 route - again
Replies: 16
Views: 9003

You wanna complain? Walking to Sydenham from Lewisham there are 16 pubs on the way. It takes hours.
by nork1
17 Jan 2008 17:20
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: 176 route - again
Replies: 16
Views: 9003

WALK?? From Hornimans to the other end of Lawrie Park Road?? After work??? Not for me thanks... Bloody hell, that's not even a stroll! I've been walking to work from the CP end of Lawrie Park Road to Lewisham and then back in the evening... (although I admit I got a 185 back to Forest Hill on Tuesd...
by nork1
13 Jan 2008 20:57
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Could the Greyhound become an M&S Simply Food?
Replies: 66
Views: 61439

There's nothing wrong with Wetherspoons... I wouldn't mind one there although it might kill the Railway which would be a shame.
(There isn't one in Kirkdale btw).
by nork1
13 Jan 2008 20:37
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: WOODMAN KIRKDALE NOW OPEN
Replies: 32
Views: 23145

Strange. I walked past there at 8:45 last night and I could only see 3 people in there. What time does it liven up?
by nork1
11 Jan 2008 12:55
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: WOODMAN KIRKDALE NOW OPEN
Replies: 32
Views: 23145

I do know what the previous poster means about the music though - it was loud grunge the whole time. Perfect, nothing wrong with that! It's got to be better that the r'n'b crap or ambient (or whatever the hell that stuff that sends me into a coma is called) stuff you usually get. If I had my way it...
by nork1
11 Jan 2008 10:16
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Incident at Sydenham Station
Replies: 25
Views: 18657

A real 'Angry from Tunbridge Wells' response there nasaroc. Ever considered he may have been on a wind up?
by nork1
7 Jan 2008 18:22
Forum: Town Cafe
Topic: WHAT WOULD YOU LIKE THE OLD HSBC BANK TO BE?
Replies: 53
Views: 27365

Sports pub.
by nork1
5 Jan 2008 11:58
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Could the Greyhound become an M&S Simply Food?
Replies: 66
Views: 61439

What I'd like to know is why Milford shut the pub down before any of their planning applications were approved. We're stuck with an eysore now and for the forseeable future whereas as with The Greyhound - ok, not to everyone's taste - at least we had something that was open and used.
by nork1
4 Jan 2008 17:57
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Could the Greyhound become an M&S Simply Food?
Replies: 66
Views: 61439

A number of alternative potential developers/businesses have offered to buy the site/develop the Greyhound but have been met with blank silence by the existing owners. A bit selfish that - 'we can't do what we want with it so we're going to do nothing and hope it falls down. And no you can't have i...
by nork1
19 Dec 2007 22:20
Forum: Town Cafe
Topic: WHAT SHOPS WOULD YOU LIKE TO SEE IN THE HIGH STREET
Replies: 94
Views: 58893

Fortnum & Masons and Harrods will be gutted when they set up and find you've gone.

Let's hope the market picks up soon eh?