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by mikej
16 Jul 2018 14:35
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Sydenham library will be CLOSED this coming Saturday
Replies: 0
Views: 1106

Sydenham library will be CLOSED this coming Saturday

The Library will be closed this coming Saturday, 21st July, as we are very short of volunteers. Some volunteers are on holiday, some have found jobs! We would really like more volunteers, including brave people who can open and staff the building, people who can call in for a couple of hours and hel...
by mikej
10 Jul 2018 14:27
Forum: Town Kids
Topic: Summer Reading Challenge at Sydenham library
Replies: 0
Views: 1766

Summer Reading Challenge at Sydenham library

Sydenham library is all geared up for “Mischief Makers”, the theme of the 2018 #SummerReadingChallenge https://images2.imgbox.com/a6/8e/KfW0vkdD_o.jpeg Sign up to participate from 14th July onwards. If you’re a teen you can even volunteer to help run it. Mischief will be had by all! https://images2....
by mikej
1 Jul 2018 17:38
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Art at Sydenham Community Library this week
Replies: 0
Views: 1066

Art at Sydenham Community Library this week

The Artists Trail is coming to Sydenham Community Library on 7th and 8th July from 11am till 5pm. Many art works on display and for sale, glass workshop on Sunday 8th July 12 noon-4pm (£8). for more details see http://sydenhamarts.co.uk/artists-trail/ Also crafts, plants, books and refreshments on s...
by mikej
13 Jun 2018 21:32
Forum: Town Cafe
Topic: Moving to Sydenham
Replies: 14
Views: 8919

Re: Moving to Sydenham

Are you looking for a house? You won't find many in Sydenham for £500k unfortunately. But there's a bit of a cluster in the streets off Sydenham road opposite Home Park - Larkbere, Highclere, Sunnydene, Holmshaw, Adamsrill. Others would have to comment on what these streets are like as I don't know ...
by mikej
26 May 2018 17:45
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Seen any swifts flying around?
Replies: 9
Views: 4757

Re: Seen any swifts flying around?

I've no idea how to tell a Swift from (eg) a Swallow - any tips?
by mikej
16 May 2018 07:22
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Sainsbury's news
Replies: 17
Views: 8798

Re: Sainsbury's news

It goes back to the whole local demographics thing, we just don’t seem to be on the coffee chain’s radar (yet!).

Unlike Penge it seems (Costa).
Can't be long until that happens!
by mikej
5 May 2018 19:14
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Lewisham Election Results
Replies: 15
Views: 8908

Re: Lewisham Election Results

We need proportional representation (not that it would have made any difference in Sydenham).
That should mean more people might vote, more get engaged. You might even get canvassing!
by mikej
10 Apr 2018 21:25
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Bell Green Gas Holders - Proposal to Demolish in April 2018.
Replies: 212
Views: 110244

Re: Bell Green Gas Holders - Proposal to Demolish in April 2

I must say I agree with Stuart on this one. I don't think the gas holders are particularly valuable.
by mikej
16 Feb 2018 21:27
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Sydenham book club needs new members
Replies: 59
Views: 33713

Re: Sydenham book club needs new members

Yes we would welcome both of you. Just come along on the 28 Feb at around 7.30 in the Golden Lion. But only if you've read this month's book, which is Dead Babies by Martin Amis. As it happens, this is quite a short novel, less than 200 pages. You'll find us because the book will be on our table. Mike
by mikej
30 Jan 2018 18:17
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: 2018 wish list
Replies: 30
Views: 23553

Re: 2018 wish list

That's what drivers do every day, Robin!!
by mikej
20 Jan 2018 16:43
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Sydenham book club needs new members
Replies: 59
Views: 33713

Re: Sydenham book club needs new members

February's book is Dead Babies by Martin Amis. As it happens, this is quite a short novel, less than 200 pages. Please read it and join us in the Golden Lion on Wednesday February 28, from about 7.30pm. We'll have the books on the table.
by mikej
15 Jan 2018 21:08
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: High Street shopping
Replies: 3
Views: 2587

Re: High Street shopping

You should have used Sydenham DIY - near the bookshop - they always seem excellent
by mikej
12 Jan 2018 18:20
Forum: Town Cafe
Topic: Food and drink venues in Sydenham
Replies: 12
Views: 12429

Re: Food and drink venues in Sydenham

What do people think of the food in the Golden Lion? I have a beer in their maybe once a month but haven't tried the food. It looks and smells good though!
by mikej
3 Jan 2018 16:14
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Sydenham book club needs new members
Replies: 59
Views: 33713

Re: Sydenham book club needs new members

Hi Larky,

we usually meet on the last Wednesday of the month, in the Golden Lion from around 7.30 pm.
Mike
by mikej
19 Dec 2017 18:37
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Syd Society help request for pavement opposite library?
Replies: 55
Views: 47547

Re: Syd Society help request for pavement opposite library?

Would like to add my support for sorting out the lower end of the High St: 1. from the area from the Lovely Gallery to Kent House road - where various cars are parked on the pavement for most of the day. Ridiculous. Unsightly. Totally unpoliced in any real sense. 2. Opposite the library (where I vol...
by mikej
1 Dec 2017 13:31
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: New Builds on Sydenham High Street
Replies: 30
Views: 17651

Re: New Builds on Sydenham High Street

Actually, JMLF, Penge has a few eating options for the evening -

Bridge House, Alexandra and Goldsmith's; Friends of Flavours (Italian), Belash tandoori, Serbet turkish, Creperie Chez Yves (Fr), Thai Jasmine, Reggae Spice, (WI), and Sicilian Art pizzeria.
Plus MacDonalds and KFC of course!!!!
by mikej
30 Nov 2017 14:18
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Snow!
Replies: 6
Views: 4069

Re: Snow!

yes there was snow at my house, near Kent House station
by mikej
29 Oct 2017 18:27
Forum: Town Kids
Topic: Kids' stuff at the library Saturday afternoon 2.12.17
Replies: 0
Views: 1525

Kids' stuff at the library Saturday afternoon 2.12.17

Sydenham Assembly at the library Saturday 2nd December 11-1.
Find out what's going on in Sydenham.
Refreshments, children's crafts 1-2.30.
Free showings of "The snowman and the Christmas fairy" at 2 and 3pm.
Christmas tree lights in Home Park and carols with the Sydenham Singers.
Finish 4pm
by mikej
29 Oct 2017 17:05
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Sydenham Assembly - library plus Christmassy stuff 2.12.17
Replies: 1
Views: 1586

Sydenham Assembly - library plus Christmassy stuff 2.12.17

Sydenham Assembly at the library Saturday 2nd December 11-1.
Find out what's going on in Sydenham.
Refreshments, children's crafts 1-2.30.
Free showings of "The snowman and the Christmas fairy" at 2 and 3pm.
Christmas tree lights in Home Park and carols with the Sydenham Singers.
Finish 4pm
by mikej
18 Oct 2017 21:30
Forum: Town Cafe
Topic: Boilers R Us
Replies: 19
Views: 15668

Re: Boilers R Us

Aylwin observed
I get the impression boilers aren't expected to last that long these days
I think that's because they are so high-tech and complex now. There's more to go wrong!