Croydon - nightlife, accommodation, things to do and general chat

Discussion in 'London and the South East' started by strung out, Apr 13, 2010.

  1. Dan U

    Dan U Boompty

    So this was a fairly random twitter thread I saw retweeted

    Stick with it, it's relevant to Croydon in about 3 tweets

    Check out @Feargal_Sharkey’s Tweet:
     
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  2. Callie

    Callie Pivoting

    He covers a lot of the wandle walk I do but obviously veers off around Hackbridge, probably around and through the nature reserve.
     
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  3. Maggot

    Maggot The Cake of Liberty

    Is it really Feargal Sharkey?
     
  4. ATOMIC SUPLEX

    ATOMIC SUPLEX Member Since: 1985 Post Count: 3

    I hope so. I like the idea of him tottering past the local area. That first part of the journey must have been a bit of a letdown.
     
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  5. ATOMIC SUPLEX

    ATOMIC SUPLEX Member Since: 1985 Post Count: 3

    I might give the rest of the walk a go. Never thought of following the river wandle.
     
  6. Poi E

    Poi E Pessimism: a valuable protection against quackery.

    A good start wasn't hard to find.
     
  7. hash tag

    hash tag never too old

  8. Dan U

    Dan U Boompty

    it does appear to be by scrolling through his twitter feed.

    for example

     
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  9. ATOMIC SUPLEX

    ATOMIC SUPLEX Member Since: 1985 Post Count: 3

    He's looking quite good. I was recently working with one of the O'neil brothers (wrote teenage kicks) sons, and he was 35 or something.
     
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  10. crojoe

    crojoe Member

  11. co-op

    co-op Free the rhubarb crumble!

    I've walked all the tributaries of the Thames in London, including the buried ones (they pop up to the surface here and there) and I can fully recommend the Wandle walk. The Brent's my other favourite.
     
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  12. D'wards

    D'wards I'm an excellent driver

  13. ATOMIC SUPLEX

    ATOMIC SUPLEX Member Since: 1985 Post Count: 3

    Ooh so close to home. Good job I went in the opposite direction. Bit disappointed my daughters school didn't put out a note about bus disruption.
     
  14. editor

    editor Forked with electrons

    All sounds a bit half arsed.

     
  15. ATOMIC SUPLEX

    ATOMIC SUPLEX Member Since: 1985 Post Count: 3

    I can only assume there is more to it than that. They have armed gunmen with rifles on roofs. I don't think the locals saying stuff like "they could have at least shot him in the leg" etc is very helpful. I'll give them the benefit of the doubt for now.
    Its a very quiet and villagey part of Croydon. I usually go jogging up past there (through the park by pagehurst road and then on to the south norwood park). I know it's gruesome but I feel like I have missed out on a little action.
     
  16. Guineveretoo

    Guineveretoo Mostly bewildered

    I am glad that the police didn't take the advice of that wanker who was watching, and just shoot the guy because they could! We are a bit more civilised than that, thankfully. (not to mention the times when the police have shot someone they thought had a gun who turned out to be unarmed....)

    There are enough armed police there that, if it looks he is going to open fire, he will be shot.

    I was going to go to Ashburton Park this afternoon with the granddaughter - went to Wandle Park instead. Squirrels are not as overfed in Wandle Park, I discovered. But the cafe was closed.
     
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  17. D'wards

    D'wards I'm an excellent driver

    Still going on. They have set up floodlights.

    Wonder where he goes for a wee...
     
  18. ATOMIC SUPLEX

    ATOMIC SUPLEX Member Since: 1985 Post Count: 3

    Yes, that guy sounded a bit like "this is a massive inconvenience, why don't they just shoot him and get it over with?"
    I think by the sounds of what was over heard he could be threatening suicide, but only time will tell.
    Locals can't get back to their homes. 70 people with nowhere to go home tonight.
     
  19. Guineveretoo

    Guineveretoo Mostly bewildered

    I am trying not to get drawn into the speculation - I just hope it is resolved soon and properly, and that the guy gets the help he needs.

    The council have set up shelters, apparently, and the local MP is around, updating via social media.
     
  20. ATOMIC SUPLEX

    ATOMIC SUPLEX Member Since: 1985 Post Count: 3

    Just saw a police van race off down there as I was taking my daughter home from judo.
     
  21. ATOMIC SUPLEX

    ATOMIC SUPLEX Member Since: 1985 Post Count: 3

    Seems the van I saw was to take the man away. The incident has concluded peacefully apparently.
     
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  22. ATOMIC SUPLEX

    ATOMIC SUPLEX Member Since: 1985 Post Count: 3

  23. ATOMIC SUPLEX

    ATOMIC SUPLEX Member Since: 1985 Post Count: 3

    Seems he had called the police on himself.
     
  24. Guineveretoo

    Guineveretoo Mostly bewildered

    That was reported in the first news report I heard in the morning!
     
  25. ATOMIC SUPLEX

    ATOMIC SUPLEX Member Since: 1985 Post Count: 3

    Oh I didn't see that.
     
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  26. Guineveretoo

    Guineveretoo Mostly bewildered

    That's why people were speculating that it was a suicide bid... or a cry for help by a potential suicide. At least, that was my understanding of what was going on.
     

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