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Bromley Area News and Gossip

Discussion in 'London and the South East' started by Maggot, Oct 20, 2013.

  1. el-ahrairah

    el-ahrairah forward communism, forward gerbils!

    it's a nice walk, i've done the racensbourne.
     
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  2. ska invita

    ska invita back on the other side

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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
     
  3. ska invita

    ska invita back on the other side

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  4. ska invita

    ska invita back on the other side

    The Shortlands Tavern seems like a nice pub from the outside...anyone been?
     
  5. Maggot

    Maggot .

    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.
     
  6. gaijingirl

    gaijingirl Well-Known Member

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    my family in the Ravensbourne a few weeks ago (or possibly the River pool which runs into it)..
     
  7. ska invita

    ska invita back on the other side

    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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  8. Maggot

    Maggot .

    bromley used to run a Bromley forum, but I don't think it's still going.
     
  9. bromley

    bromley ...isn't as good as Lewisham.

    Sadly it died about 8 years ago.:-(
     
  10. Maggot

    Maggot .

    Do you know of any others?
     
  11. bromley

    bromley ...isn't as good as Lewisham.

    No, sorry.
     
  12. el-ahrairah

    el-ahrairah forward communism, forward gerbils!

    looks like this is it, then.
     
  13. ska invita

    ska invita back on the other side

    the fightback starts here!
     
  14. ska invita

    ska invita back on the other side

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

    gaijingirl Well-Known Member

    The Glades (never Intu) will do that to a person tbh...
     
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  16. eatmorecheese

    eatmorecheese Rt Hon. Thingummy

    Inevitable Downfall Bromley Council rant :)

     
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  17. ska invita

    ska invita back on the other side

    :D

    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
     
  18. eatmorecheese

    eatmorecheese Rt Hon. Thingummy

    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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  19. gaijingirl

    gaijingirl Well-Known Member

    yeah.. I remember that well too. There was once a Sainsbury's there - one there and one in The Mall.
     
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  20. ska invita

    ska invita back on the other side

    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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  21. ska invita

    ska invita back on the other side

    The woman on the roof of the Glades came down at 9pm, but she was up there from around 4pm supposedly.....
     
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  22. Maggot

    Maggot .

    I thought it was a Safeways.
     
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  23. shygirl

    shygirl Well-Known Member

    I passed this earlier, hope to goodness they persuaded her to come down safely.
    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.
     
  24. shygirl

    shygirl Well-Known Member

    I don't know how the people in the crowd would have felt if she had jumped, it was macabre.
     
  25. gaijingirl

    gaijingirl Well-Known Member

    Ah yes... That sounds right.
     
  26. moon

    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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  27. Maggot

    Maggot .

    Hey, shygirl , I thought you were coming to the Bromley Drinks.
     
  28. shygirl

    shygirl Well-Known Member

    Yes, I was meant to, but had to change plans at the last minute. Shame, Dexter said you had a really good evening.
     
  29. Maggot

    Maggot .

    Yes, it was. Hope to meet you at another drinks soon. :)
     
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  30. Maggot

    Maggot .

    Can anyone recommend a dentist around Bromley?
     

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