Bromley Area News and Gossip

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

  1. ska invita

    ska invita back on the other side

    when was that?
     
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  2. ice-is-forming

    ice-is-forming Well-Known Member

    About 1977 maybe? I was a bromley punk at the time so I went along to boo hiss at prince Charles who opened it officially.

    Prior to this we'd had running battles with the police almost every saturday along bromley highstreet and we'd often nip through where the gardens were built and escape to Shortlands...
     
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  3. ska invita

    ska invita back on the other side

    :cool::thumbs:
     
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  4. ice-is-forming

    ice-is-forming Well-Known Member

    We'd all meet at Napoleon record shop in station square and it would always kick off from there. Good memories :)
     
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  5. Maggot

    Maggot The Cake of Liberty

    You mean Bonapartes in Market Square? :p
     
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  6. ice-is-forming

    ice-is-forming Well-Known Member

    Haha! Yes, I knew 'Napoleons' didn't sound right :D Over forty years ago now but good times :) there used to be a shoe shop half way down the high street on the left, it had a flat above it that was opened as a youth drop in called the Bromley Y Project. That was about the same time. Plus the Croydon greyhound on a Sunday night. And my local was the star and garter....
     
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  7. ska invita

    ska invita back on the other side

    Anyone know what is happening with the HG Wells Centre....just noticed according to this it is shut down
    Bromley Labour Club, Bromley
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    Would be a real shame to loes the building to developers, especially at a time of Labour Party renewal

    ETA Just saw this in the link i posted (facepalm)
    The club closed its doors for the last time on July 22nd 2017. The premises will be demolished to make way for the continuing redevelopment of the Bromley South area.

    Very sad news.
     
  8. Maggot

    Maggot The Cake of Liberty

    Yes, very sad. Lots of local groups used to play there and they had a cheap bar. I even saw Crass there in the 80s.
     
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  9. bromley

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

    Very sad. Saw some good local bands and had a party there. Was also where the locals used to store their Mercury.
     
  10. Maggot

    Maggot The Cake of Liberty

    Mercury?
     
  11. bromley

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

    Yeah, they would do it periodically.
     
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  12. Maggot

    Maggot The Cake of Liberty

    So there's a Lidl opening on the High St, where BHS was. But as it's in a pedestrian zone it won't have any parking. Considering most Lidl shoppers drive there for a big shop, I don't think it will do well.
     
  13. back_ache

    back_ache Well-Known Member

    And a mini-IKEA too
     
  14. Maggot

    Maggot The Cake of Liberty

    Really? I think that will suffer from lack of parking even more than Lidl. People don't want to lug their flat-pack furniture to the nearest car park.
     
  15. gaijingirl

    gaijingirl Well-Known Member

    They're opening a few of these mini Ikeas but the emphasis is on planning the kitchen etc rather than actually buying stuff to take home. It's not a bad idea from my point of view - we've had a few Ikea kitchens and it's a PITA to make appointments and then trek out to Croydon to do the whole planning shebang when we already know which kitchen we want. Who knows how they will work out though?
     
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  16. ska invita

    ska invita back on the other side

    Beckenham Palace Park's new/historically restored lake is on its way, ready for natural swimming by summer

    lake.jpg
     
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  17. clicker

    clicker nanook rubs it....

    3.5m is deep. Will it really be 'wild' swimming, or fenced off and supervised

    Eta looks good anyway. Kids love a paddle.
     
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  18. TruXta

    TruXta tired

    I prefer unnatural swimming ;)
     
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  19. ska invita

    ska invita back on the other side

    I expect Hampstead heath style.. I very much doubt supervised tbh, purely on expense
     
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  20. gaijingirl

    gaijingirl Well-Known Member

    I just can't wait. I saw a great video of it's progress yesterday. Due to open in May. Hotly anticipated in the outdoor swimming community!
     
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  21. ska invita

    ska invita back on the other side

    Arts Lab, the Beckenham music nights Bowie was involved in, rebooted in the mansion... Hoping to go and show support
    1st February...I think that's a Friday? IMG_20190125_091042.jpg

    Anyone fancy it?
     
  22. Maggot

    Maggot The Cake of Liberty

    Looks good, but I don't think I can make it.

    In other news I have just found out that both Julie Andrews and Sparks lived in Beckenham (not in the same house!)
     
  23. ska invita

    ska invita back on the other side

    Who is Sparks?

    Going to check out the newish record shop in the mansion this week, cigarette records. Two record shops in Beckenham now! Bizarre really considering who lives here
     
  24. Maggot

    Maggot The Cake of Liberty

    [​IMG]

    AKA Ron and Russell Mael
     
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  25. ska invita

    ska invita back on the other side

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  26. ska invita

    ska invita back on the other side

    Made it down to Cigarette Records in the mansion at Beckenham Place Park - absolutely excellent second hand record shop. Everything you want from a second hand shop, including a dog! Stock some new bits too

    IMG_20190215_213442.jpg IMG_20190215_213533.jpg IMG_20190215_213643.jpg

    "working class daddy lizard" made me chuckle...unfortunately the tune wasnt all that
     
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