Discussion in 'London and the South East' started by strung out, Apr 13, 2010.
Once upon a time it was in the countryside
It is surprising how much of Croydon is rural, or rural looking, once you wander around it. There is even a windmill. Shirley Windmill
And there are lots of woods, and lakes and all sorts of things that people don't associate with Croydon
I live near east croydon, and can walk in a loop for 12 miles mostly through woods and parks, with the occasional walk along the road.
Since you live near East Croydon, will you be coming to our South London Drinks this month, which is in Croydon?
It is at the Royal Standard pub on 29 June and, if I could work out how to, I would link to the thread....
ETA - https://www.urban75.net/forums/threads/june-south-london-drinks-are-in-south-london.358820/
Not exactly a looker
I used to deliver their papers! It's a beautiful house.
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To be fair, this is currently a manky old car park right next to the flyover. They're not going to be able to put anything terribly pretty there. And at least it is housing. Hopefully, social housing - I am fed up with all the developments around here which are for private, expensive housing!
There's no social housing in there at all, but 50% (guffaw) "affordable."
Really? None at all??
Of course not. Social housing is pretty much dead.
Apparently, "affordable housing" includes what used to be called social housing - i.e. rented at reasonable levels - as well as shared ownership.
Seen this on TV a few times now, blue monday!
Could be worse. None of that shite cladding that stains and fades in five years (or burns you to death.)
More moped thievery in Croydon - this time masked men attacking a family in a car!
Croydon moped robbers target family in stationary car Family in stationary car moped robbery
will have to find it! never watch TV with adverts in it seems these days!
this is a fucking shocker, just terrifying given where and when it happened. someone has been nicked though, I think
Cyclist launches road rage knife attack after car almost hits him
re: those Brick by Brick flats, I used to use that car park till I moved the Q Park on Surrey Street, it's only £4.50 a day if you can manage to blag one of their discounted passes.
In case any of you have missed it (how could you possibly, I ask myself?), the South London Drinking Massive (wtf does that mean, and why did it pop into my head as I was typing??) are going to be in Croydon tomorrow evening. The Royal Standard.
Be there or be square. Or something.
Still the home of great street art
I wonder, will that side of Katherine Street come down with St Georges Walk? Will St George's Walk ever come down?
I hope it doesn't. I love standing on the corner near there and doing a sweep of buildings from the college to the 80's brutalist police station to the lovely deco building on the corner and the old Nestle tower. Fucking keep everything. Best jumble of civic bits and pieces in London as the rest of it gets turned to steel and glass.
Filming down in Surrey Street again, they were building a market at the top of the street, possibly with some of the usual stall holders but clearly for the purposes of filming
I went up the top of Pinnacle Appartments last week. That's the tall multi-coloured building in central Croydon. It's 43 storeys high. Was pretty weird looking down on the NLA tower.
Apols for dirty window.
Decent view that!
if anyone uses the fish shop on Surrey Street it looks like it might be out of action for a while, although they do sometimes do a market stall as well
Croydon town centre fishmongers' 'seriously damaged' in fire
I went to the board game cafe yesterday with my grandson yesterday and thought it was brilliant. I want to go again, with adults and alcohol.
I think we should do an urban meet there.
Bah, what time? My daughter and I really wanted to go but we would have only been able to stay for an hour (dentist appointment).
I'm quite keen.
I don't want it to disappear before I get a chance to go (like the retro games arcade in the whitgift)
Bloody hell. Were you there for work or did you just walk in?
It was for work. My last day of work in Croydon.
High St looks increasingly shit. Powndworld goes bust. Ffs.
If you go on Monday to Friday before 5, it’s only £1.50 each (I think that’s what it was) for a couple of hours.
We got there at 5, and had to pay £3 each, but we stayed for nearly two hours and could have stayed longer.
They don’t have a kids menu, but my grandson had a small pizza and enjoyed it.
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