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by Howard Staunton
5 Feb 2009 20:17
Forum: Town Cafe
Topic: Outlook Express Assistance pleeeeeeeeeease...
Replies: 5
Views: 3608

crimson1 wrote:Wow Howard Staunton - you are fabulous! Would you mind popping over to me in times of PC distress?
Thanks for those kind words, but my PC skills are no more than average. I am however a dab hand with a Search Engine.

Howard
by Howard Staunton
4 Feb 2009 21:03
Forum: Town Cafe
Topic: Outlook Express Assistance pleeeeeeeeeease...
Replies: 5
Views: 3608

Cathy,

Try this link.

http://www.microsoft.com/communities/ne ... &sloc=&p=1

Good Luck.

Howard
by Howard Staunton
3 Feb 2009 19:29
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Trains/Travel Disruption
Replies: 133
Views: 54923

Suzee said, Didn't dare try the train so left home after 9am, got a 75 to Lewisham and then DLR (after 15 min wait) to Bank. Was a slow journey but seated all the way and handy if you work in that part of London. I, like Suzee, chose this way into town this morning, setting off about 9.30am. For tho...
by Howard Staunton
26 Jan 2009 21:15
Forum: Town Museum & Gallery
Topic: Lewisham brickworks
Replies: 4
Views: 5427

Marymck, There was a brickworks in the area that is now occupied by allotments to the south of Fairlawn Park. I was told by an elderly neighbour that the houses on Fairlawn Park, built over a period of years in the 1890s, were built of bricks from this brickworks. The Stanford Map of 1862 shows a fi...
by Howard Staunton
15 Jan 2009 20:52
Forum: Town Museum & Gallery
Topic: Bomb damage maps
Replies: 7
Views: 8820

Yes, there must be some Garland postcards of Fairlawn Park out there somewhere. I have a couple of his cards, quite badly faded, that he produced whilst living in Fambridge Rd, Lower Sydenham.

All the best,

Howard
by Howard Staunton
14 Jan 2009 20:07
Forum: Town Museum & Gallery
Topic: Bomb damage maps
Replies: 7
Views: 8820

Steve, At the risk of being extremely cheeky, I don't suppose you have any images of Fairlawn Park itself. I know this end of Sydenham Road seems not to have been very popular with the postcard producers of the early 1900's. I have only ever seen one such card, reproduced in the book 'Sydenham and F...
by Howard Staunton
13 Jan 2009 21:42
Forum: Town Museum & Gallery
Topic: Bomb damage maps
Replies: 7
Views: 8820

Steve,

Thanks. That's terrific.

Howard
by Howard Staunton
13 Jan 2009 20:04
Forum: Town Museum & Gallery
Topic: Bomb damage maps
Replies: 7
Views: 8820

Steve, Would it be possible for you to upload a bomb damage map that includes Fairlawn Park? Such a map was included in the following thread, but I was hoping for an image with a better resolution. http://sydenham.org.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?t=1478&highlight=bomb&sid=c9ba4b1fb970c91108aea4d23...
by Howard Staunton
20 Nov 2008 20:28
Forum: Town Museum & Gallery
Topic: Books on the history of Penge
Replies: 4
Views: 4271

I'm not an authority on the subject but I know of a few books not authored by Pullen or Johnson. BRIEF NOTES ON THE HISTORY OF THE HAMLET OF PENGE WITH ANERLEY (1927) Sidney Hodgson The Book of Penge , Anerley & Crystal Palace . The Community , Past Present and Future (2000) P Abbott & the A...
by Howard Staunton
15 Nov 2008 17:13
Forum: Town Cafe
Topic: The Dolphin - a review
Replies: 32
Views: 13048

Thomas wrote:Reasons to favour the Dolphin are:
1 it's where the beautiful people of Sydenham go.
What, both of them?
by Howard Staunton
2 Aug 2008 18:38
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Dodgy dealings in Fairlawn Park?
Replies: 8
Views: 7185

As the OP has used his presumably real name and address here and aired his suspicisions in a public place, and thus is easily tracable, I would venture that he would have been better off keeping schtum, and at least his windows intact. It may not be puff, and those dealer types play rough. Anybody ...
by Howard Staunton
1 Aug 2008 20:39
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Dodgy dealings in Fairlawn Park?
Replies: 8
Views: 7185

Dodgy dealings in Fairlawn Park?

About half an hour ago I walked into my living room and, glancing out of my window, noticed several items, of what looked like fast food wrappers and bags, being thrown from several windows of a parked car. The car had four occupants, one female and three males aged late teens/early twenties. A minu...
by Howard Staunton
30 Jul 2008 19:28
Forum: Town Cafe
Topic: Collectors of 'Sydenhamalia' (cricket)
Replies: 0
Views: 1607

Collectors of 'Sydenhamalia' (cricket)

I noticed this interesting collection of documents relating to the 'Sydenham Tradesmen's Cricket Club' c.1930+ on ebay. 10 kilos of documents no less. http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/UK-1930s-Cricket-Large-Archive-Sydenham-C-C_W0QQitemZ200242760182QQcmdZViewItem?hash=item200242760182&_trksid=p3286.m63.l1177
by Howard Staunton
12 Jul 2008 18:22
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: The cheaper way of commuting
Replies: 33
Views: 26108

An accountant would be prosecuted for encouraging tax evasion. Tax avoidance, on the other hand, is a different matter. If one can travel by a cheaper method without breaking the ticket restrictions that seems OK to me.
by Howard Staunton
7 Jul 2008 14:16
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: A shop in that happily sells alcohol to under-age people
Replies: 8
Views: 9113

... and this is their e-mail address.

second thoughts, best not put their e-mail address on the forum but here is a link to the relevant webpage.

http://www.bromley.gov.uk/environment/t ... _to_us.htm
by Howard Staunton
6 Jul 2008 15:18
Forum: Town Museum & Gallery
Topic: Tannsfeld Road
Replies: 6
Views: 6455

According to the book 'Forest Hill & Sydenham' (Coulter & Seaman), Tannsfeld Road was a latecomer in the development of central Sydenham. The site became available for development after the demolition of a house on Sydenham Road called 'The Elms' in 1894. There are two photos in the book whi...
by Howard Staunton
1 Jul 2008 21:31
Forum: Town Cafe
Topic: Good Butcher
Replies: 13
Views: 7397

maybe they enjoy what they are doing and the way they do it and aren't interested in modern concepts such as marketing, Marketing a modern concept? 19th Century, surely. I think most people who have contributed to this thread are simply concerned that this excellent butcher's shop will, like the ne...
by Howard Staunton
29 Jun 2008 18:47
Forum: Town Cafe
Topic: Fish and chips on a Sunday
Replies: 6
Views: 5009

Is the one opposite the Golden Lion open? I think it's the best in the area. Although it's not exactly up against stiff opposition.
by Howard Staunton
29 Jun 2008 14:09
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: The drains on the corner of Sydenham Rd and Highclere street
Replies: 5
Views: 4550

mummycat wrote:Next time it happen, take a photo and send it to www.lovelewisham.org.uk if you have the technology.
I think that link should be www.lovelewisham.org
by Howard Staunton
27 Jun 2008 13:57
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Out of control kids in Fairlawn Park
Replies: 47
Views: 27207

Lee, you are absolutely right to point out that Home Park is severely underutilised and would benefit greatly from some investment. I have always thought this was the case whenever I have walked past on a summer's day to see few, if any, people in the park. Although it should be said it would take n...