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MORRIS men braved torrential rain to see in the summer with traditional May Day festivities.
The Ravensbourne Morris Men were at Caesar’s Well in Keston at 5.32am to dance at sunrise on May Day.
Despite the rain, around 20 dedicated Morris men turned out for the annual celebration.
After the dance at dawn they went to Keston village to eat fertility cake, a fruit cake believed to boost fertility, and danced again at the village Rectory in Commonside.
Morris dancer David Hicks said: “It was torrential rain but we danced at sunrise. Everyone always turns out for May Day. It’s the first day of summer, it goes back eons.
“Every culture has tribal dances and it's the same in England. It’s nice to be part of that. We’re living in a bit of a cultural vacuum, it’s the last of the genuine English traditions.”
To find out more about the Ravensbourne Morris Men or to see their summer programme visit ravensbourne.org
 

Maggot

The Cake of Liberty
Im planning on walking the Ravensbourne, or at least the first bit from the source up to beckenham palace park.... ive been investigating a bit;

The river starts at caesers well, the little round bit in this picture, and flows into the three Keston Ponds. I used to play in these woods a fair bit as a kid - i never knew it was a river source though
I walked the whole length about 2 years ago, it was organised by Lewisham rivers and people project, who no longer exist. It was a really long walk, and is much easier if you split it up. There are some parts where it goes through private land and you have to detour away from it.

Let me know if you want any help planning.
 

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Ian Bone and Nick Heath remembering Peter Kropotkin on the anniversary of his death outside his Bromley house last year...I seem to remember reading that he kept a very nice garden in this house, crammed with all kinds of different species of plantlife

6 Crescent Road
 

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a woman has been threatening to jump off the roof of the glades this afternoon...not sure of the latest...hopefully got talked down...


( btw supposedly the glades is now called "intu" - what a stupid name. im sure everyone will keep calling it the glades and itll have to be renamed )
 

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the new bromley south development is supposedly going to include another cinema - which means Bromley will have two cinemas....whereas Orpington.... though i reckon the Bromley north one might end up closing as a result
 

eatmorecheese

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the new bromley south development is supposedly going to include another cinema - which means Bromley will have two cinemas....whereas Orpington.... though i reckon the Bromley north one might end up closing as a result
Yep, Odeon will probably shut. My folks live just beside the Bromley South development on Hayes Road. I remember the old Westmoreland Place concrete shopping plaza, where that insurance office is now, and the big white BT office. I do like the idea of being 2 minutes away from Nando's when I visit the folks :)

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when i was around 12 i got a present of a little pair of Wharfedale Diamond speakers purchased from a hifi shop which was in a shop on the very right of that picture - still use the same speakers to this day #originalbromelysoundboy :D

agree that the odeons days are numbered and infact that road its on isnt looking too good these days, seems like its struggling to stay alive...before the Glades went up i remember it seeming relatively thriving up there
 
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shygirl

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I passed this earlier, hope to goodness they persuaded her to come down safely.
The woman on the roof of the Glades came down at 9pm, but she was up there from around 4pm supposedly.....
I passed it yesterday at about 7.45 pm, there was a large crowd watching. A police officer told me that her carers were on their way to talk to her, perhaps it was this that made the difference. A negotiator had been trying to coax her down for hours. Poor lass.
 

moon

Happy Happy Jo Wonderland
'The Works' still has a strange smell inside, even after they moved across to the other side of the Glades (refuse to use the 'I' word)

The post office collection site is still in redevelopment, apparently the waiting area will be much bigger.

Lots of new restaurants have opened along East Street, they are mostly chains and look a bit boring..

I cycled the river view route on Sunday, starting at Shaftsbury Park in Downham, then along to the Ravensbourne, ended up at the Wibbley Wobbley floating pub in Rotherhithe.. a fab place
 
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