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by Thomas
17 Jul 2010 17:04
Forum: Town Stadium
Topic: Crystal Palace 5km Parkrun
Replies: 0
Views: 2034

Crystal Palace 5km Parkrun

A free 5km timed run takes place on Saturday mornings in Crystal Palace park. You will need to register beforehand, and bring along a barcode that you print off once registered. Meet at 9am just inside the Penge entrance. More details are at: http://www.parkrun.org.uk/CrystalPalace/Home.aspx I'm not...
by Thomas
17 Jul 2010 17:01
Forum: Town Museum & Gallery
Topic: Prospect Place, Wells Road
Replies: 107
Views: 129587

Re: Prospect Place, Wells Road

I think any old photos on the forum are appreciated - sounds interesting. If you wanted prints of some of the photos already on here I suppose you could save the images and then get them printed off - anyone have a better idea?
by Thomas
5 Jul 2010 12:53
Forum: Town Cafe
Topic: Gordon Ramsay at the Dulwich Wood House
Replies: 46
Views: 15140

What type of beer was on sale for £4? I was in there the other week and I must have paid about £3, but that was for bitter. I'd say it's a nice place to sit outside with a pint, and I have found the service to be reasonably good, but agree that the food is over-priced for what's on offer.
by Thomas
5 Jul 2010 12:41
Forum: Town Cafe
Topic: Children at risk?
Replies: 6
Views: 1567

The original story was in the Sunday Times - I couldn't find a link to the story as the paywall is now in force. However, it was also picked up in the Sunday Telegraph (separately from today's Boris column) and there is a lengthy discussion (I've only read the first page of four) on the East Dulwich...
by Thomas
30 Jun 2010 12:12
Forum: Town Cafe
Topic: Cottage on Sydenham hill
Replies: 4
Views: 1258

I think the side building used to be a garage to the main house and that this was then rebuilt whilst the latter was split into luxury apartments - one is currently being advertised with Wooster & Stock: http://www.woosterstock.co.uk/details/5739.html Not sure what is happening with the side buildin...
by Thomas
29 Jun 2010 15:17
Forum: Town Cafe
Topic: What's akin with The Dolphin?
Replies: 39
Views: 8019

I think TDA might have a point in that if you do have a complaint then you should first speak direct to the manager. Then again, the Dolphin is a treasured part of our high street, and so it's hardly surprising that people will want to discuss it on this site. There are also many pub/ restaurant rev...
by Thomas
26 Jun 2010 15:18
Forum: Town Cafe
Topic: Let's move to...
Replies: 1
Views: 890

Let's move to...

...er, Anerley. There is a feature on it in today's Guardian if anyone's interested. Is this a fair view do you think?

http://www.guardian.co.uk/money/2010/ju ... o-anerley-
south-east-london
by Thomas
22 Jun 2010 12:54
Forum: Town Museum & Gallery
Topic: Sydenham in WWII (areas bombed during the war)
Replies: 24
Views: 29133

Published by the London Topographical Society but according to their website it is now out of print - see link below:
http://www.topsoc.org/books.htm
by Thomas
19 Jun 2010 15:31
Forum: Town Cafe
Topic: VOTE FOR SYD WELLS PARK
Replies: 1
Views: 747

Done - great little park, but don't fancy its chances of winning!
by Thomas
16 Jun 2010 09:56
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Planning application for Money Shop at 59 Sydenham Road
Replies: 51
Views: 16137

Thanks, that is interesting. I wonder though if pointing to Money Shop's interest rates and general business practices are the type of objection that planners would be able to bear in mind when they make their decision?
by Thomas
15 Jun 2010 16:40
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Planning application for Money Shop at 59 Sydenham Road
Replies: 51
Views: 16137

I've never heard of the Money Shop and I haven't read through the application, but what is wrong with this proposal? Why is the "last thing Sydenham High Street needs right now"?
by Thomas
9 Jun 2010 14:33
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Anyone get train from Penge East to St Pancras??
Replies: 3
Views: 1615

I've seen that train at Sydenham Hill whilst waiting for my train to Victoria often enough, and it always appears to have quite a few seats free. Only used it a few times myself though, and generally been fairly good.
by Thomas
4 Jun 2010 14:42
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: The unannounced official return of Sean James Cameron?
Replies: 10
Views: 2869

I am also a member of the "Sydenham SE26 lovers" page - a title which could lead to some people getting totally the wrong idea. It's a little bit quiet, but does have a good collection of old photos of the area - well worth checking out if you have any interest in local history.
by Thomas
13 Apr 2010 10:08
Forum: Town Museum & Gallery
Topic: BRILLIANT PICTURES OF DARTMOUTH ROAD
Replies: 5
Views: 2533

Thanks for the links Lee (and Steve for the photos). I understand that Forest Hill station was damaged by war-time bombing, but was only knocked down and replaced by the current building some time afterwards - would that have been in the late '60s/ early '70s? How bad was the damage? It does look li...
by Thomas
23 Mar 2010 09:19
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: New bus shelters
Replies: 4
Views: 1801

New bus shelters

New bus shelters have appeared in Sydenham and surrounding areas, which actually look quite nice. However, I noticed that the one by Lammas Green estate on Sydenham Hill, as well as its counterpart on the other side of the street have "Sydneham" on their signage. I didn't have my camera on me when I...
by Thomas
23 Mar 2010 09:14
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Sydenham Hill trains overcrowded since timetable change
Replies: 18
Views: 7055

I have now heard back from Southeastern and basically they are blaming this on a shortage of rolling stock. I have pasted the blather from their reply below if anyone is interested. I am sorry that you have experienced an uncomfortable journey because your train has been formed by fewer carriages th...
by Thomas
9 Mar 2010 12:07
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Sydenham Hill trains overcrowded since timetable change
Replies: 18
Views: 7055

Another extremely over-crowded service on the 08:17 this morning - I'm not sure if all Sydenham Hill passengers were able to board. The "meet the managers" session is too long to wait so I have submitted a complaint to Southeastern - it would be great if other regular users would do the same - see l...
by Thomas
8 Mar 2010 09:50
Forum: Town Museum & Gallery
Topic: Steve Grindlay talk
Replies: 0
Views: 1202

Steve Grindlay talk

The Sydenham Society have arranged for a talk by local historian Steve Grindlay - I hope he won't mind me giving this a quick plug here. I gather that this is largely similar to that given at last year's arts festival, so if you couldn't make it then, well worth coming along if you have an interest ...
by Thomas
3 Mar 2010 13:35
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Train delays into London Bridge
Replies: 1
Views: 1091

Getting into Victoria from Sydenham Hill turned out to harder than I thought. The 8.17 turned up 10 minutes late but was already overcrowded so that not everyone on the platform could get on, and when the 8.29 arrived several minutes late that too could not let on all those who waited. Plenty of tra...
by Thomas
24 Feb 2010 09:11
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Sydenham Hill trains overcrowded since timetable change
Replies: 18
Views: 7055

The new timetable (from 13 December) for Sydenham Hill - Victoria offered an increase (not huge but welcome) in the number of trains, but the number of carriages on all morning peak hour services has been cut from 8 to 6. Having had hardly any overcrowding, my experience (using either the 8.03, 8.17...