Guardian's Let's Move To... feature

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Re: Guardian's Let's Move To... feature

Post by alywin » 11 Sep 2015 21:30

decchips wrote:What in Dulwich (and I'm guessing you mean Lordship Lane) or Crystal Palace caters for a decent night out?
The new cinema, perhaps? I hadn't realised it had opened until I went past it on the bus the other day.

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The Clown
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Re: Guardian's Let's Move To... feature

Post by The Clown » 26 Sep 2015 08:34

Weird picture to choose. With all of the lovely housing stock, not exactly representative

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Post by Pally » 26 Sep 2015 10:18

The Clown wrote:Weird picture to choose. With all of the lovely housing stock, not exactly representative
I agree! I was trying to work out where it was taken....which considering I've lived in Sydenham for years, is ridiculous! I suspect when someone tells me I'll kick myself for missing the obvious!!

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Re: Guardian's Let's Move To... feature

Post by Pat Trembath » 26 Sep 2015 10:59

The flats are in Dacres Road and overlook Forest Hill School on one side and Mayow Park on the other.

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Post by Bovine Juice » 26 Sep 2015 14:10

Does Sydenham have a totem like obvious spiritual focal point to use? I ask this because I don't know what it is rather than any mischief.

Penge has the dinosaurs (they're in SE20) or the Watermans almshouses. S Norwood has the clock tower or the lakes. Upper Norwood has the transmitter or the subway. Catford has the cat. What would you suggest for Sydenham?

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Post by parker » 26 Sep 2015 15:22

Bovine Juice wrote:Does Sydenham have a totem like obvious spiritual focal point to use? I ask this because I don't know what it is rather than any mischief.

Penge has the dinosaurs (they're in SE20) or the Watermans almshouses. S Norwood has the clock tower or the lakes. Upper Norwood has the transmitter or the subway. Catford has the cat. What would you suggest for Sydenham?
Kwik Fit or Lidl maybe

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Re: Guardian's Let's Move To... feature

Post by sydenhamboy » 26 Sep 2015 17:07

Not a bad write-up .. our links to Central London sound good and the mention of the 'cosmopolitan' high street are positive and although the references to suburbia are a bit overdone (we are zone 3), we are told that, actually, Sydenham is far from it. Mayow Park cafe (no surprise - it's great) seems to go down well. It does, though, feel like it's been written by a North Londoner who I misses the point a bit (no mention of recent improvements or a move towards gentrification). Another good example being the quite bizarre choice of photograph. The randomness of those flats is, frankly, beyond belief. But it could have been a lot worse I guess - and generally positive. Forest Hill got the Guardian treatment a couple of years ago and that was equally lukewarm.

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Re: Guardian's Let's Move To... feature

Post by monkeyarms » 26 Sep 2015 19:13

The value of property seems to have been grossly misrepresented.

It suggests that semi-detached houses in Sydenham cost around 1.2 million! That simply is not the case.

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Post by Nigel » 26 Sep 2015 19:42

I would have thought Cobbs Corner would be a central point of Sydenham or the junction of mayow rd and high street .
It's not a bad write - up but Tom dykhoff does seem to be a bit of a t**t and I think his little flights of fancy e.g Sydenham being SO suburban, is a symptom of his twatishness .
Overall I think it sells Sydenham quite well, in spite of that .
A very good evening
Nigel

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Re: Guardian's Let's Move To... feature

Post by leenewham » 28 Sep 2015 09:26

Some properties are over a million, prices are crazy everywhere. But it's not the norm, unless you are in the Thorpes, which are silly money. Some houses in Dacres Road are 1.5 Million.

The new flats in the Orb started at about £350k I believe.

Still cheap compared to Forest Hill though.

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Re: Guardian's Let's Move To... feature

Post by gillyjp » 28 Sep 2015 15:22

Bovine Juice wrote:Does Sydenham have a totem like obvious spiritual focal point to use? I ask this because I don't know what it is rather than any mischief.

Penge has the dinosaurs (they're in SE20) or the Watermans almshouses. S Norwood has the clock tower or the lakes. Upper Norwood has the transmitter or the subway. Catford has the cat. What would you suggest for Sydenham?
Well I've just taken a lovely photo of Sydenham Avenue looking down to St Bartholomew's Church which was captured in a beautiful painting by Pissarro (The Avenue, Sydenham) and hangs in the National Gallery I believe. That would have been a much better image of Sydenham. Whilst I have nothing against the flats by Mayow Park they hardly show the best of what Sydenham has to offer.

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Re: Guardian's Let's Move To... feature

Post by leenewham » 28 Sep 2015 15:49

The flats from the article, aren't they officially in SE23, and therefore Forest Hill?

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Re: Guardian's Let's Move To... feature

Post by Pat Trembath » 28 Sep 2015 15:51

Yup - missed that - well spotted, Lee...

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Re: Guardian's Let's Move To... feature

Post by Rachael » 28 Sep 2015 16:08

I think the postcode changes at the park, so yes, those flats are in SE23. Just.

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Re: Guardian's Let's Move To... feature

Post by RachelF » 7 Oct 2015 18:03

Nearly spat out my coffee over the comments on Woodbastwick...

Sydenham... so close to Crystal Palace and Dulwich?! Funnily I used to say the same when I lived in West Norwood.

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Re: Guardian's Let's Move To... feature

Post by sydenhamboy » 7 Oct 2015 20:02

RachelF wrote:Nearly spat out my coffee over the comments on Woodbastwick...

Sydenham... so close to Crystal Palace and Dulwich?! Funnily I used to say the same when I lived in West Norwood.
What's woodsbastwick??

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