Discussion in 'London and the South East' started by Maggot, Oct 20, 2013.
Didn't know about Catfest!
Interesting article about Knockholt, which used too be part of Bromley, but is now in Kent.
The Village That Wriggled Free From London
I had no idea that the Bethlem Museum of the Mind here in Beckenham was for exhibiting artists who are or were receiving treatment at the Maudsley! Will definitely try and pay a visit there soon...for example this is on over summer:
Brilliant Visions: Mescaline, Art,… | Bethlem Museum of the Mind
+ more mescaline talks What's on | Bethlem Museum of the Mind
Beckenham Place Park swimming lake near filled....opens to the public next month
July 20th!! Can't wait!
serious bunfight kicked off in the local facebook group this week after some people snuck in and a dog went in the water - dogs very much banned from the lake for human swimming hygiene reasons
" Mrs Roberts and the crew of the 146 (RT 3750) at the Downe Terminus 21 April 1978. Mrs Roberts was a regular passenger and looks delighted to be photographed."
Loving the Bob Marley Kaya posters. If it was for Babylon By Bus that wouldve been too good.
I heard that the Bromley Waitrose is closing. Which bothers me because it’s the one I use, on the (admittedly rare) occasions I shop in Waitrose.
i did hear that they're shutting loads of stores so that might well be true...never good
Bromley Waitrose to close and be replaced by Lidl
Bugger. I’ve got lots of Lidl and Aldi stores already (since I live in Croydon!).
theres one in Beckenham - thats even closer to you id guess. you could even come on the tram
Oh. That’s the one I meant. Are there two in Bromley? Hooray, if so!
ETA oh! The one I go to isn’t closing. Oops.
yeah! the one in Bromley is by Bromely South station behind the cop shop
That's not the one which is closing. If you read the article, it's the one in Burnt Ash Lane which is closing. Am pleased to hear this as I use the Bromley South one but not the Burnt Ash Lane one.
So there are three Waitrose branches in Bromley? How silly of me to think there was only one!
Beckenham isn't in Bromley.
Isn't it? Which borough is it in, then?
I just checked, and am now wondering whether there is one of these arguments about something "not being in Bromley" unless it is in Central Bromley, like the argument which says that Croydon is only the middle bit of Croydon?
Beckenham is in the London Borough of Bromley. The Waitrose at Beckenham, which is the one I go to, is in the London Borough of Bromley, so it is in Bromley.
Yes it is in the Borough of Bromley, but not in Bromley. I'm getting a sense of deja vu. Let's not go there!
No - I am really not interested in such a debate
Although I will point out that, early on in this thread, it was pointed out that Bromley is the largest London Borough, so it is easy to assume that the thread is about the Borough, and not the "town".
ETA In fact, it is in your opening post!
This thread is about the borough, and the Beckenham branch of Waitrose is a valid subject, but according to Waitrose themselves it's the Beckenham branch. Address is Beckenham, Beckenham. No mention of Bromley.
Branch Finder - Waitrose
21.4.78 was the last day of double deck buses / conductors on the 146 (it stayed conductor operated quite late for a route that rural as some buses turned round at Keston 'Fox' which involved a reverse, and one-man buses in London didn't do such things then.)
the driver of the last 146 that night (not the one in that picture which was taken earlier in the day) was a sort of honorary uncle...
yes, and good bloody riddance. the times me and mum-tat have been in there, the staff seem to be friendly with a few regulars and treat everyone else like plebs. think this has been mentioned on a past thread somewhere round here.
It is a really odd shop that little Waitrose. My mum is forever moaning about it but also doesn't want it to close.
That was the bus I used to catch to school. I remember it being a double decker at first, but couldn't remember when it finished. The 146 has had a number or incarnations throughout the years. IIRC it was run by a company called Crystals for a while.
yes, 1985 - 1991 (more about the 146 than you probably want to know here) - it was among the first london bus routes to be 'tendered' to private sector operators after london transport had been taken away from the GLC. the whole lot is now franchised out to private sector operators although you wouldn't know at first glance. at that time, there was very much a political will for private sector buses to be obvious.
i never needed to catch buses to school, but route 94 was 'home' route (bits of the route are either the 208 or 261 now - no relation to the current 94 to acton)
The 94 hung on to 'RT' buses (the generation before the routemaster) a bit later, until August 1978 - the last RTs running south of the river (a dozen or so hung on at Barking until April 1979 because of a narrow bridge) - the last one on the 94 was a bit more lavishly decorated
Deja vu is in Swanley.
Robert Elms Round your Manor today is all about Beckenham. 10am - 1.30pm. Will be on listen again.
I sent en email in, but it didn't get read out. Probably cos Robert spent half an hour talking about Frinton instead .
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