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by MartinH
10 Mar 2008 09:03
Forum: Town Museum & Gallery
Topic: Tramshed on Waldram Crescent, and the original station steps
Replies: 7
Views: 3096

I have been in this building numerous times, the first about twenty years ago. The proprietor assured me it used to be an electricity sub-station.
by MartinH
6 Mar 2008 21:52
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Sydenham News
Replies: 27
Views: 18751

With that attitude I think you've started off on the wrong foot!
by MartinH
5 Mar 2008 22:41
Forum: Town Museum & Gallery
Topic: pubs now gone
Replies: 6
Views: 3232

pubs now gone

I'm sure that I saw a thread on this site about pubs in the area which have either been demolished or have had a change of use. I recollect that, on the list, there had been a pub in Stanstead road, number 271 or 291. Can anyone help?
by MartinH
2 Mar 2008 21:40
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Friends of Alexandra Park / Cator Park
Replies: 2
Views: 2277

Hi, I live in Maitland road and was unaware of any meeting. How was one notified about the meeting and where was it held? By the way we do come under SE26!
by MartinH
18 Feb 2008 22:56
Forum: Town Museum & Gallery
Topic: View from Forest Hill, 1828....
Replies: 6
Views: 3368

Perhaps Peckham Rye in the foreground with, possibly, Dog Kennel hill in the distance?
by MartinH
18 Feb 2008 17:48
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Bus stop clearways on Newlands Park
Replies: 23
Views: 12385

Two points. Firstly as you drive into Newlands Park form the high street there would be a lot less congestion if that bl***y stupid parking bay was removed that sits just pass what was Volkspares. If that bay was removed the traffic would flow a lot easier as very few people park on the left going d...
by MartinH
17 Feb 2008 22:21
Forum: Town Cafe
Topic: Polish lessons / courses
Replies: 9
Views: 4202

Are you thinking of going to Poland ?
by MartinH
15 Feb 2008 22:54
Forum: Town Museum & Gallery
Topic: Question for Terry and Will and Steve
Replies: 11
Views: 4345

Thanks Will, at last, an end to my frustration.
by MartinH
15 Feb 2008 21:10
Forum: Town Museum & Gallery
Topic: Question for Terry and Will and Steve
Replies: 11
Views: 4345

I would dearly like to join you gentlemen with a selection of my stereoscopic slides and photographic memorabilia. Unfortunately I am still having difficulty downloading items. Please help, explaining clearly, how I get from "my pictures" to downloading on to "town museum and gallery" in simple step...
by MartinH
15 Feb 2008 20:54
Forum: Town Museum & Gallery
Topic: Question for Terry
Replies: 5
Views: 2443

Terry, could you please explain then why the canal took the route that it did?
by MartinH
13 Feb 2008 23:01
Forum: Town Museum & Gallery
Topic: air raid shelters
Replies: 5
Views: 5255

air raid shelters

I wonder if there is a map of all the public air raid shelters in the Sydenham area and if any still exist?
by MartinH
13 Feb 2008 22:48
Forum: Town Museum & Gallery
Topic: Alexandra park model road network
Replies: 16
Views: 13093

Alexandra park model road network

In the mid 1950's, at the Lennard road end of Alexandra park, a fantastic road network was laid out purely to teach young cyclists the rules of the road.It was probably one third scale and had working traffic lights and flashing Belisha beacons on the zebra crossings.There were dual carriage ways, r...
by MartinH
13 Feb 2008 21:45
Forum: Town Museum & Gallery
Topic: QUIZ: where were the nearest prefabs to Bell Green?
Replies: 19
Views: 6321

How about the Crystal Palace!!
by MartinH
13 Feb 2008 21:28
Forum: Town Museum & Gallery
Topic: QUIZ: where were the nearest prefabs to Bell Green?
Replies: 19
Views: 6321

Thesiger Road, SE20. Also Station road ( Penge East) SE20
by MartinH
13 Feb 2008 20:17
Forum: Town Cafe
Topic: More memories - Saxon Tavern anyone?
Replies: 20
Views: 18611

saon tavern

Flares, tank tops, platform soles, Ziggy Stardust, getting sloshed and walking home without any hassle, girls that were attractive and did'nt sound like Vicky Pollard! Do you remember the little raised areas in there? And then there was Spiders upstairs and round the back where bands used to play. I...
by MartinH
13 Feb 2008 11:08
Forum: Town Museum & Gallery
Topic: Rolls-Royce in Sydenham
Replies: 5
Views: 2958

Quite a feeling standing there!
by MartinH
13 Feb 2008 11:06
Forum: Town Museum & Gallery
Topic: Rolls-Royce in Sydenham
Replies: 5
Views: 2958

Just been up to Jasper road and it is definitely the place, even the decorative pattern on the wall is still there. I took some photos but could'nt download them, I thought I could drag them across but to no avail. Any ideas on how it's done?
by MartinH
13 Feb 2008 07:54
Forum: Town Museum & Gallery
Topic: Rolls-Royce in Sydenham
Replies: 5
Views: 2958

In the early seventies, when I first becme interested in local history, I worked with a man who used to do hill climbing as a motor sport. He told me that Jasper road was the one that the early drivers used. If I get time I will take a photo and do a comparison as I think the road is unspoilt.
by MartinH
31 Jan 2008 21:11
Forum: Town Museum & Gallery
Topic: Opposite Forest Hill station, how much is still standing?
Replies: 9
Views: 6195

That germoline advert looks almost contempory
by MartinH
29 Jan 2008 21:23
Forum: Town Museum & Gallery
Topic: Brenchley Gardens Railway Bridge...and area
Replies: 13
Views: 6846

As you approach Honor Oak road from Honor Oak station, opposite the school, there is an extremely forboding door which looks somewhat out of place . Was this the entrance to the observarory?