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ska invita

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Thanks Oryx!
Its up here:

Lots of interesting stuff came out of that area - bowie, Bromley contingent, hanif kureshi...
Lots might be a bit enthusiastic..thats basically it isnt it! ;) Might try and read Buddah of Suburbia as part of my Beckenhamisation
 

Maggot

The Cake of Liberty
Mary Finnigan was on the radio the other week talking about bowie and the Beckenham arts lab/free festival, just before the great man died. Think it may have been on the Robert Elms show on radio London.

Lots of interesting stuff came out of that area - bowie, Bromley contingent, hanif kureshi...
... and Enid Blyton!
 

ska invita

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... And another name to add to the list... Who did I see in the supermarket yesterday? ....... John from s club 7!
Or so the cashier tells me.

And in another Beckenham shop the other day I got chatting to a woman who says her daughter is in a band called something like Stush? And they had a hit with a cover of an SWV tune, or something like that

Eta, I think this is it
 
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ska invita

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Any golfers in this corner of SE London? Apparently Lewisham council are going to close the golf course at Beckenham Place Park and do some kind of mock-historical redesign of the whole place. Some people are not happy... Beckenham Place Park; a strange relationship
This has been on the cards for a while - I think even discussed (barely) on this thread. While I'm all up for more park there, this is a council golf club and so doesnt deserve the hatred a private golf club might. A shame for regular people who golf I guess, but personally Im happy about it. It'll be a massive park once reclaimed...

There is another golf club jsut down the road in shortlands - but I think its private and who knows how much more expensive. (prices Shortlands Golf Club - A premier nine hole golf course - Shortlands Golf Club - A premier nine hole golf course ) THe council should compulsary purchase it and turn that one into a council one :thumbs:

I think theres another council golf club in Bromley in High Elms... not a million miles away...but yeah it was the only "central london" 18 holer.

So Beckenahm Palace Park is now a dogging hotspot eh?
 

ska invita

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The park will be amazing though - twice the size of Brockwell - it has that little river that runs through it...loads of foresty middle bit...plus wahtever theyve got planned now... this is all only just over the zone 3 border:



 

TruXta

tired
It's a fantastic park no doubt and I'm a bit torn whether I want to support public access to a sport that is out of reach for many people or whether I'd like more parkland. I think what swings me towards favouring keeping the golf course is the infuriating way council planners seem to have evasion of public sentiment written into their DNA. Like in Lambeth and Bromley for that matter it's a matter of pretending to consultation whilst just carrying on regardless.
 

moon

Happy Happy Jo Wonderland
The forest bit in the middle is really waterlogged, I think it's called the flooded wood or something like that.
Lets hope they do a better job than Crystal Palace park which was ruined after Bromley Council took it over..
 

gaijingirl

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Any golfers in this corner of SE London? Apparently Lewisham council are going to close the golf course at Beckenham Place Park and do some kind of mock-historical redesign of the whole place. Some people are not happy... Beckenham Place Park; a strange relationship
My father plays there almost daily and my brother used to. Dad and all his South London mates are pretty pissed off about it. There is no other cheap public golf course locally.
 
If you find yourself near Bromley South station and are in need of some refreshment then you must go to Unico Gelato Cafe. It's awesome.

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I had a pistachio affogato after a meeting which was delicious. The ice cream sandwiches look amazing too. And the staff are super friendly [emoji1360]
 

Maggot

The Cake of Liberty
Does anyone know where I can buy postcards of Bromley? I've looked online and the only ones I found are historical (and really pricey). Looking for contemporary ones.
 
Does anyone know where I can buy postcards of Bromley? I've looked online and the only ones I found are historical (and really pricey). Looking for contemporary ones.
local WH Smiths / library might just do some - not sure bromley is the sort of place that has much call for postcards.

think you can get a few serious postcards for Reading (e.g. the river thames, the bloody big lion statue in the park just outside the town centre), and there's a few shops who do ones that are taking the piss...
 

moon

Happy Happy Jo Wonderland
Make them... take some pictures.. send them to moo.com
You can stand in the street and get photos of the clock tower.. the art deco building that was once Habitat...uum.. the high street?
 

ska invita

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Im not usually up and outside but it turns out St Georges church in the heart of Beckenham like to perform a medley of Phillip Glass tunes on their church bells for a good half an hour at 9am on a Sunday morning
 
If you find yourself near Bromley South station and are in need of some refreshment then you must go to Unico Gelato Cafe. It's awesome.

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I had a pistachio affogato after a meeting which was delicious. The ice cream sandwiches look amazing too. And the staff are super friendly [emoji1360]
I don't wanna go on about this, bumping my own post and all that, but this place really is awesome.

One of my clients is opposite Bromley South station so I get down there every now and then, and a couple of scoops of ice cream is always the highlight of the trip. My colleague has spent lots of time in Italy but says this is the best ice cream he has ever had.

Anyways, thought I'd just leave this here as I finally cracked the other day thanks to the amazing lady who worked there and insisted I try lots of different flavours. Decided to buy a box.

What we have here, from L-R is;
1) Pistachio (this is to die for)
2) Hazelnut and white chocolate cream
3) Raspberry (which is possibly the loveliest thing I've ever put in my mouth)

Pistachio and Raspberry go together like you'd never believe.


ETA: Apparently one of the people behind it is Gianfranco Zola
 

Maggot

The Cake of Liberty
If you find yourself near Bromley South station and are in need of some refreshment then you must go to Unico Gelato Cafe. It's awesome.

Home

I had a pistachio affogato after a meeting which was delicious. The ice cream sandwiches look amazing too. And the staff are super friendly [emoji1360]
I went there today, and the ice cream is indeed delicious. I had the bacio (chocolate and hazelnut) and the strawberry. The only disappointment is that they don't do proper cones, just truncated ones.

I didn't ask about the Zola connection, but he lives in the area, so it's possible.
 
I went there today, and the ice cream is indeed delicious. I had the bacio (chocolate and hazelnut) and the strawberry. The only disappointment is that they don't do proper cones, just truncated ones.

I didn't ask about the Zola connection, but he lives in the area, so it's possible.
Hooray. Glad you enjoyed!

What was the strawberry like? More ice cream or sorbet?

We have another meeting there this Thursday, I feel another variety box coming on [emoji4]
 

Maggot

The Cake of Liberty
Hooray. Glad you enjoyed!

What was the strawberry like? More ice cream or sorbet?

We have another meeting there this Thursday, I feel another variety box coming on [emoji4]
The strawberry was defintely ice cream. I asked for raspberry, but they had run out.
 

ska invita

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Well Ill be, Bromley has got what appears to be a grassroots, non-party affiliated anti-cuts campaign making a bit of a fuss Backing Bromley will hold our elected leaders to account
Does anyone have any more info on this?

Its not clear to me waht all that "Stop Victimisng Whistelblowers" is about... all a bit confusing

Bearing in mind how rock solid Tory/UKIP Bromley is this is cheering
 
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