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Camberwell news and chitter-chatter

Discussion in 'London and the South East' started by mango5, Nov 13, 2009.

  1. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    If anyone fancies contributing reviews, photo features or news about goings on around Camberwell to Brixton Buzz, drop me a line. I always link back stories to the related threads here, so hopefully it helps keep these forums buzzing too :)
     
  2. drachir

    drachir Well-Known Member

    Ate at Zeret Kitchen last night. Absolutely stunning vegan stuff (although it's not all vegan). Companion ordered the veggie selection platter which she didn't realise was intended for 2 people. It was absolutely huge for £9, could probably feed 3. Somehow she managed to finish it.

    The whole bill came to under £30 which was the sharing platter, my main, a side, a beer, and a glass of wine. They happily offered to put my leftovers in tupperware for takeaway (which was lovely as I really wanted to take it but I always feel too awkward to ask), and were just all round lovely people. Will definitely be back soon.
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  3. mango5

    mango5 Endeavour era

    Yeah it's great. We've done a couple of Urban outings there :)
     
  4. mango5

    mango5 Endeavour era

    Hardly surprising that the Bakerloo Extension plan has gone via Old Kent Road and New Cross Gate. Personally I'm pleased that Camberwell won't be on the tube.

     
  5. teuchter

    teuchter je suis teuchter

    I wonder if it will strengthen the case for re-opening Camberwell station at all.
     
  6. brixtonblade

    brixtonblade Well-Known Member

    I thought that was logistically difficult because of train volumes and/or platform access/length (Hmmm... I have an even vaguer recollection of what I've been told about this than I thought...)
     
  7. teuchter

    teuchter je suis teuchter

    Opening the closed platforms at Loughborough Junction is logistically difficult... I thought Camberwell was considered fairly feasible though. They were supposedly looking into it last year but I'm not up to date on the outcome of that process.
     
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  8. Crispy

    Crispy The following psytrance is baṉned: All

    The trains are too full though. I was under the impression that they'd have to terminate the trains at Blackfriars in order to up the frequency, which would be a pre-requisate of re-opneing Camberwell/Walworth Road.
     
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  9. DJWrongspeed

    DJWrongspeed radio eros

    Zeret is great isn't it. Cycled through Camberwell Station Rd to the main junction today. Couldn't believe all the new development that I'd not noticed happening. Whole blocks rebuilt with presumably more to come. :eek:
     
  10. teuchter

    teuchter je suis teuchter

    I've virtually given up trying to keep track of or understand what seems like a continuously changing cloud of proposals, options and consultations for how things are going to get reorganised after the Thameslink project is completed.
     
  11. teuchter

    teuchter je suis teuchter

    The whole strip between Camberwell and Elephant has got loads of redevelopment going on. Walworth Road and the shops along it have felt like they've been caught in a bit of a timewarp for years but I guess that's all going to change soon.
     
  12. Reiabuzz

    Reiabuzz Well-Known Member

    Does anyone know why there's always huge film crew trucks in Burgess Park?

    Massive ballache for cyclists. I'm sure Southwark Council is getting a nice wedge out of it though. Just curious as to why it's such a regular thing - not exactly the most beautiful park to film in.
     
  13. saltandiron

    saltandiron Member

    Someone once told me they don't actually film there, it's just a base for all the trucks (then they film somewhere nearby). I guess it's easier to have them in the park than close a road which actually gets used.
     
  14. Reiabuzz

    Reiabuzz Well-Known Member

    Im really getting sick of it. I got shouted at by one of the crew the other day as I nearly hit him on my bike. Do you think they actually pay the council?
     
  15. teuchter

    teuchter je suis teuchter

    Managing filming in Southwark

     
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  16. mango5

    mango5 Endeavour era

    Aylesbury estate used to be a hotspot for TV film crews. Maybe they're now using Heygate.
     
  17. lefteri

    lefteri Well-Known Member

    They'd struggle to, given it's been demolished
     
  18. mango5

    mango5 Endeavour era

    Yes. Urban wasteland.
     
  19. mango5

    mango5 Endeavour era

  20. teuchter

    teuchter je suis teuchter

    Was in that Theos pizza place this evening. Thought it was alright. Nicely done out inside. Prices not stupid. Pizzas not bad. It did have a little bit the feel of a certain crowd in there and if everywhere in Camberwell became places like this it would not be a good thing but I'd say it's not an unwelcome addition to the mix.
     
  21. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

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    editor Taffus Maximus

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  23. mango5

    mango5 Endeavour era

    The petition has been going for at least six weeks, and the target keeps moving. It nows says "1,526 supporters
    974 needed to reach 2,500". It's quite vague and addressed to the MP, who I am pretty sure will have no influence. Even if she wanted to save "the last proper pub in Camberwell" I don't think the petition makes the case.

    The main loss is, I think, the landlady who has run it for 8 years. I suspect we'll lose this boozer not to flats but some other kind of watering hole perhaps of the soulless nu-Brixton variety. I am pretty sure the premises category is staying the same.

    editor have you ever been in there? It has a nice atmosphere but tbh I'm surprised they kept going this long.

    In other news, the flying fish has new owners who I'm told are Italian and thinking of keeping it as a chippy. Phew! (the bloke who used to run it was pretty unhappy about Brexit so not surprising he's sold up).
     
  24. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

  25. brixtonblade

    brixtonblade Well-Known Member

  26. BoxRoom

    BoxRoom Flip.

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  27. teuchter

    teuchter je suis teuchter

    Would have been somewhere around where Kings Hospital is now.

    Still extant on 1952 OS map but as "ruins(?):

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    Maybe the spire survived?
     
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  28. BoxRoom

    BoxRoom Flip.

    That would make sense.
     
  29. friendofdorothy

    friendofdorothy it is so much worse than Thatcherism now

    Hate to hear yet another pub is closing down.

    Have to admit I've never drank in there, even when I lived in camberwell (eons ago) and I tried drinking in most of the locals around there, including the ultra locals' local the British Queen.
     
  30. friendofdorothy

    friendofdorothy it is so much worse than Thatcherism now

    What's happening to old Father Red Cap these days - it looked closed and unused last time I went past.
     

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