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by MartinH
6 Sep 2009 14:57
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: brass band
Replies: 3
Views: 2055

brass band

A bit late now but there is a brass band playing at the Lennard road end of Alexander Park. Sounds good from my window.
by MartinH
31 Aug 2009 10:08
Forum: Town Cafe
Topic: If you knew Ron Bolwell, read this
Replies: 1
Views: 1292

Which pub did Ron manage in Sydenham?
by MartinH
5 Aug 2009 22:17
Forum: Town Asylum
Topic: Oooops! Server Failure
Replies: 6
Views: 4464

A minor hiccup. Personally I think you are an unsung hero. We should all be grateful to you for keeping this forum going; I know I would'nt have the time or the patience.
by MartinH
5 Aug 2009 20:23
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: logging on
Replies: 1
Views: 1141

logging on

Anyone else having trouble logging on the last couple of days?
by MartinH
19 Jul 2009 08:10
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: stanton way industrial estate - to be a self storage unit??
Replies: 6
Views: 3267

Big, yes. Yellow, yes. Macdonalds I'm afraid.
by MartinH
8 Jul 2009 19:15
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: The Woodman
Replies: 53
Views: 25256

Must pop in there sometime --- when my body armour arrives.
by MartinH
2 Jul 2009 15:57
Forum: Town Museum & Gallery
Topic: WHAT WAS HOUSE OF CURTAINS BEFORE IT WAS HOUSE OF CURTAINS
Replies: 9
Views: 4059

And...
by MartinH
23 May 2009 09:03
Forum: Town Cafe
Topic: scrap metal buyer
Replies: 1
Views: 1265

There are, I believe, two scrap metal dealers in the area. One is in Green lane in Penge, by the railway bridge, and the other is in Kangley bridge road opposite "The Bridge" leisure centre.
by MartinH
11 May 2009 21:12
Forum: Town Museum & Gallery
Topic: lost railway bridge
Replies: 7
Views: 5282

What a perfect use of Google maps
by MartinH
11 May 2009 20:30
Forum: Town Museum & Gallery
Topic: lost railway bridge
Replies: 7
Views: 5282

I believe the picture shows where the bridge crossed Forest hill road at the junction of Wood vale and Brenchley gardens. the gradient of the road looks the same as if coming up from Peckham Rye. Where the bridge buttress and embankment are located is now a council estate on Wood vale.
by MartinH
10 Jan 2009 01:08
Forum: Town Museum & Gallery
Topic: The Crystal Palace from the back (front?)
Replies: 34
Views: 26254

What do you mean by "messy"
by MartinH
8 Jan 2009 01:43
Forum: Town Cafe
Topic: cry for help. accommodation wanted
Replies: 8
Views: 5971

This chap might be able to help hughes84@aol.com .I know he had some rooms to let.
by MartinH
31 Jul 2008 06:50
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Tree Works signs
Replies: 11
Views: 5818

Well, it's been done and to be truthfull it still has some branches with foliage and retained some symmetry. However I still believe that unless there was a representative from the council to monitor the pruning then we would have been left with nothing more than a trunk with a few stubs protruding ...
by MartinH
29 Jul 2008 21:47
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Tree Works signs
Replies: 11
Views: 5818

Hello Willy,. this is Martin at 31. About two weeks ago I came home about 7.00 am and found two lads about to scale a ladder leaning on the tree outside my house. The tree had orange marker cones around it and the area had been taped off. I asked them what was going on and one of them replied that t...
by MartinH
2 Jul 2008 22:20
Forum: Town Cafe
Topic: Sydenham remembered
Replies: 9
Views: 4651

The small garage Brian is referring to was originally a Ford main dealership called Dagenham Motors which met it's demise around 1971. It was then vacant until 1973-4 when Volkspares took on the site.
by MartinH
12 Jun 2008 21:33
Forum: Town Museum & Gallery
Topic: Alexandra park model road network
Replies: 16
Views: 13026

The path, although oval in shape, was never an athletic track. Football was played regularly with about four pitches and during the summer cricket was very popular on sundays attracting big crowds around the boundary. There used to be a pavillion on the side of the path that ran parallel with cator ...
by MartinH
24 May 2008 12:47
Forum: Town Cafe
Topic: Free Turf
Replies: 3
Views: 2361

Thanks for that.
by MartinH
23 May 2008 20:43
Forum: Town Cafe
Topic: LEGGE
Replies: 7
Views: 4201

I knew a Nigel Legge who used to attend Alexander junior school around 1963-4.
by MartinH
23 May 2008 20:25
Forum: Town Cafe
Topic: Free Turf
Replies: 3
Views: 2361

Thanks, I'm for it. Please see PM. Martin H.
by MartinH
21 Apr 2008 20:19
Forum: Town Museum & Gallery
Topic: The Crystal Palace Pneumatic Railway
Replies: 75
Views: 91415

Hi Neil, I can't remember the exact location but I think it was nearer the footpath. If you look on 192.com you will see a different set of lines in the same area so I think it is inconclusive, possibly seasonal?