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by Andwar
10 Oct 2011 12:33
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: The pub on the kirkdale roundabout
Replies: 110
Views: 31398

Re: The pub on the kirkdale roundabout

I agree with most of you that the actual footprint of the flats looks bigger than the plans that were on show in the bookshop. If you walk down Spring Hill and view the building work there must be only about 10 feet between the front of the flats and the rear of the pub. Who would want to live in a ...
by Andwar
15 Aug 2011 13:56
Forum: Town Cafe
Topic: Keen cycle nuts in Sydenham ?
Replies: 111
Views: 41465

Re: Keen cycle nuts in Sydenham ?

I used to cycle commute daily from Sydenham to Mayfair evey day on my newly restored Roberts until my achilles decided to not play ball. The route I found easiest was up Kirkdale then straight up to Sydenham Hill and down the other side to the Horniman. Then straight across at The Grove Tavern and t...
by Andwar
23 Mar 2011 11:01
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: New Sydenham Film Club wants to hear from you!
Replies: 3
Views: 1862

Re: New Sydenham Film Club wants to hear from you!

Sounds like a good idea.

Perhaps you could talk to Antic Ltd about setting it up in The Greyhound when it reopens. I am sure that they would be only too pleased to help.

As for films, I would prefer the classics.
by Andwar
16 Mar 2011 16:19
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Greyhound to be run by owners of East Dulwich Tavern, etc.
Replies: 59
Views: 22478

Re: Greyhound to be run by owners of East Dulwich Tavern, et

I emailed Antic Limited a couple of days ago about theirs ideas for The Greyhound and my concerns, here is their reply: Hi Andrew, Thankyou for your mail. Anthony has asked me to reply to you regarding your questions. Firstly let me re assure you that we do not only cater for the 'Fizzy Pop' drinker...
by Andwar
9 Mar 2011 17:25
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Greyhound to be run by owners of East Dulwich Tavern, etc.
Replies: 59
Views: 22478

Re: Greyhound to be run by owners of East Dulwich Tavern, et

Over a year ago I spoke to Wetherspoons about taking on The Greyhound but obviously the EDT lot got in first. My main concern is what sort of customer they are looking for, if it is anything like the fizzy pop brigade with a bouncer on the door after 7pm then I certainly will not be going in there. ...
by Andwar
7 Jan 2010 08:21
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Sydenham LB Platform
Replies: 6
Views: 3727

Sydenham LB Platform

This morning I got the 6:40 from Sydenham to London Bridge and the platform was like an ice rink. Dangerous!!! I thought the idea of having automatic ticket gates and machines was to free up the station staff to deal with other matters. Instead it seems to give them an excuse to stand at the barrier...
by Andwar
28 Oct 2009 14:11
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Butcher closed down?
Replies: 33
Views: 14491

Having read through this forum hearing people say it was just a bit too far, not in the right spot, too grubby to look at. Well all I can say is, you missed out on one of the best shops in Sydenham. I have been shopping there for over two years and found everything they sold to be of the highest qua...
by Andwar
27 Mar 2009 11:55
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: The old chemists next to the old HSBC
Replies: 128
Views: 55985

New Business

In regard to the old chemists next to the HSBC building. I would love to see the original interior retained. We lose to much heritage to modern developers and business. I had an idea last year to turn the HSBC building into a quality wine merchants and deli with a brassiere in the evenings keeping t...
by Andwar
16 Jan 2009 12:29
Forum: Town Cafe
Topic: Royal Mail deliveries
Replies: 21
Views: 11132

Eventually

Just a quick post. Eventually got my letter I have been waiting for. Postmarked 6th Jan, delivered 14th Jane

8 days for First Class delivery is pretty good, isn't it? :roll:
by Andwar
14 Jan 2009 13:30
Forum: Town Cafe
Topic: Royal Mail deliveries
Replies: 21
Views: 11132

What is used to be like

My father worked his whole life in the Post Office / Royal Mail running the sorting office under the old Stock Exchange. This was from the 1960's to the late 80's. In his day the major sorting offices used to sort the post overnight or very early in the morning then they would be out on their rounds...
by Andwar
13 Jan 2009 09:08
Forum: Town Cafe
Topic: Royal Mail deliveries
Replies: 21
Views: 11132

Poor service from the Royal Mail

Having reading the previous posts it seems to me that when they decided to close the Silverdale sorting office the quality of service has deteriated substainsally. Since the beginning of December our usual postman seems to have been moved to another round and now it will be quicker for us to actuall...
by Andwar
20 Jun 2008 09:12
Forum: Town Cafe
Topic: MOT Stations
Replies: 10
Views: 7396

MOT Stations

Can anyone recommend a good garage for MOT's. I currently use Dartmouth Road Garage, they are resonable and efficent but was wondering if there are any others in the area.
by Andwar
22 Apr 2008 14:21
Forum: Town Cafe
Topic: Broadband Recommendations
Replies: 11
Views: 6684

I would recommend Plusnet ( www.plus.com ) I have been with them for 3 years and the quality of the connection has always been excellent. I used to be with Tiscali and when I moved house and wanted to change ISPs, Tiscali were so obnoxious and it took me 6 months for them to finally cancel my monthl...
by Andwar
2 Apr 2007 12:29
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Zebra Crossing outside Sydenham Station
Replies: 6
Views: 6321

While lying in bed last night I came up with a brilliant idea for the crossing. What they should do is place a large speed hump about 25m before the zebra crossing to slow drivers down and then the road inbetween the speed hump and the crossing itself put some sort of cobbles down or rumble strips. ...
by Andwar
19 Mar 2007 13:39
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Zebra Crossing outside Sydenham Station
Replies: 6
Views: 6321

Zebra Crossing outside Sydenham Station

I know this has been said before but I would like to resurrect the debate over the Zebra Crossing on the bridge by Sydenham Station. Having moved to the area 18 months ago, I cannot believe that a Zebra Crossing was put on the brow of a bridge. While crossing here I have been nearly knocked over by ...