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Bromley Area News and Gossip

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

  1. eatmorecheese

    eatmorecheese boiled cabbage on Tuesdays

    I used this one. It was a few years back, but it was one of the few NHS ones around at that time. They were OK...

    http://www.confidentalcare.co.uk/
     
  2. yardbird

    yardbird Understands love.

  3. ska invita

    ska invita back on the other side

  4. ska invita

    ska invita back on the other side

    Even though most of it is technically in Lewisham, a really interesting piece on the history and politics of the Downham estate...
    http://municipaldreams.wordpress.com/2013/05/21/the-downham-estate-the-joy-of-having-your-own-patch/

    "One now elderly resident recalls how her mother (‘mad on flowers…a real garden lover’, incidentally):
    used to go to a community centre on the estate at Valeswood Road where she belonged to the Cooperative Women’s Guild, the Tenants League, the Gramophone Society and the Women’s Labour Party…No self-respecting inhabitant of Downham would support anything but the Labour Party then."

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    The wall across Valeswood Road at its junction with Alexandra Crescent prevented ‘vulgar’ people from the Downham estate using it as a shortcut to Bromley town centre.
     
    Last edited: Jun 22, 2014
  5. Puddy_Tat

    Puddy_Tat vote proletaricat democracy

    :)

    nice piece, although surprised it didn't mention trams - the London County Council did what would now be called 'joined up planning' with many of its estates being planned with tram routes through them (the tram lines followed what's now the 136 bus to Grove Park) - and the trams offering 'workman' fares in the early morning.

    [​IMG]

    (post 1945 picture of tram at the west end of Downham Way just about to turn right on to Bromley Road - this was the 'change pit' where trams changed over between running on the 'conduit' current collector and the overhead wire.)
     
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  6. Maggot

    Maggot .

    Hey, ska invita , there's a roots, reggae and ska night at the Bricklayers this Friday! I have to work, but might be able to pop in on my way home.
     
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  7. ska invita

    ska invita back on the other side

    its a sign! a miracle no less! i'll almost definitely pop down for a look see...will be in touch - would be nice to say hello. well spotted maggot ;)
     
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  8. ska invita

    ska invita back on the other side

    have you got a listing link online anywhere for it?
     
  9. Maggot

    Maggot .

  10. ska invita

    ska invita back on the other side

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  12. eatmorecheese

    eatmorecheese boiled cabbage on Tuesdays

    In the Bricklayers? That sounds awesome :cool:

    Alas, I am heading to the airport Friday night, but have a good one :thumbs:
     
  13. ska invita

    ska invita back on the other side

    happy holidays mate :cool:

    (presume its a holiday :hmm:)
     
  14. eatmorecheese

    eatmorecheese boiled cabbage on Tuesdays

    Yep, I've not fleeing anything, holiday it is :D
     
  15. ska invita

    ska invita back on the other side

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  16. ska invita

    ska invita back on the other side

    Just been looking up Downham Tavern which ive never spotted before - the only pub on the 30,000 people Downham Estate
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    according to this its been shut for 18months which seems to have reopened last month
    http://www.newsshopper.co.uk/news/1...8_months_set_to_reopen_in_time_for_World_Cup/

    The Downham Tavern shut down last year following police raids in which 20 people were arrested for offences involving drugs and firearm possession.
    :hmm:
    Now new manager Julia Edwards, 50, is moving in after local lads Tommy Noone, 66, and his sons bought the lease on a non-tied tenancy.
    Ms Edwards said she and the team want to give something back to Downham and hopes to dispel the pub’s bad public image.
    She explained: "We want people to know that it’s going to be a nice community pub, somewhere where people can come in and have a drink and some food".

    "We’re having it painted, outdoor paving is being put in, and there’s a florist doing outdoor plants.
    "It was a really rough old place. We’re going to be doing things differently - that’s what we’re trying to portray. We’re not going to accept any bad behaviour.
     
    Last edited: Jul 24, 2014
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  17. Maggot

    Maggot .

    Talking of pubs, the Railway at Bromley North is being worked on and is gonna re-open soon. Don't know when.

    Also the Elephants from the Elephant Parade are in the Glades at the moment.
     
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  18. ska invita

    ska invita back on the other side

    went for a walk around Beckenham Place Park today - didnt realise how huge it is! Very lovely it is, especially down by the Ravensbourne.

    But the big news is that the park has won 4.6 million from the lottery to redo some of the bits. Theres a consultation process going on i think, but from what I gather they want to kick out the golf club bit (hooray!) and rewild the bit over by the river as well as install some things to protect from flooding and also some kind of event space was mentioned.

    Cant find a link other than one saying that the money has been awarded.
     
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  19. gaijingirl

    gaijingirl Well-Known Member

    sorry.. double post
     
  20. gaijingirl

    gaijingirl Well-Known Member

    The Downham Tavern periodically gets shut down. I was there (at the adjacent sports centre) last time it got raided - never seen so many cop cars for something like that! It's been done up really nicely now... amazing amazing flowers. good luck to them.

    Beckenham Place Park golf club... both my father and brother play there because it's the only cheapish public golf club for miles. There are plenty of swanky members only places around but very few for the common man and from the stories I hear, you get all sorts playing there. So, as a non-golf player I'd be happy for it to be just parkland but it's a shame for those players. I'll ask him about it.. he's just about to retire in his mid-70s with the aim of propping up the bar there a bit more I imagine...
     
  21. ska invita

    ska invita back on the other side

    I had noticed there are a lot of golf course around the area but didnt realise this was the only one for proles. Supposedly it used to be used by hundreds of people but now averages 45 people a day (not that bad tbh) < could be council propaganda to push it through....

    Golf looks like fun and all but id rather seen the land used for wildlife
     
  22. gaijingirl

    gaijingirl Well-Known Member

    Golf - from years of having it on in the background - looks boring as hell.
     
  23. gaijingirl

    gaijingirl Well-Known Member

    Sorry another dp
     
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  25. ska invita

    ska invita back on the other side

    that is the pleasure of it! peace and enlightenment through boredom [​IMG]
     
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  26. Ted Striker

    Ted Striker Foot's on the other hand

    (((Falconwood)))

    EVERYONE cuts their teeth on the 9 hole there.

    Once had an EPIC session as a young 'un at BPP sitting on one of the greens nicking all the incoming balls and running off getting chased by people in buggies.
     
  27. ska invita

    ska invita back on the other side

    i think its an 18 hole! I've a vague memory of another cheaper gold course toward Chiselhurst but that may be me misremembering
     
  28. Maggot

    Maggot .

    There's an 80s night at the Bricklayers on Saturday 13th September, and I'm gonna be doing some of that DJing!
     
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  29. ska invita

    ska invita back on the other side

    Bromley the happiest place to live in London (nearly) according to this crap :)
    [​IMG]
     
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  30. bromley

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

    People in Westminster don't believe what they do is worthwhile! :D
     
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