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Crystal Palace/Sydenham/Penge Chitter Chatter

Discussion in 'London and the South East' started by FoxyRed, Aug 4, 2010.

  1. Miss-Shelf

    Miss-Shelf Up to my tits in quilts

  2. Rutita1

    Rutita1 Scum with no integrity, apparently.

    I can't make it tonight guys, sorry. Definately another time. :)
  3. mango5

    mango5 Endeavour era

  4. lemontop

    lemontop hungry luma

    Yes I am up for this.
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  5. friendofdorothy

    friendofdorothy it is so much worse than Thatcherism now

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  6. gaijingirl

    gaijingirl Well-Known Member

    Great. boohoo and plan to be there at 7:30 - see everyone then.
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  7. Guineveretoo

    Guineveretoo Mostly bewildered

    Thanks for the tag, but I am not out and about on my own yet, and still have friends staying until tomorrow.
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  8. Miss-Shelf

    Miss-Shelf Up to my tits in quilts

    lemontop 's partner I can't recall your board name sorry. I just remember lemontop because it reminds me of pudding:oops:
  9. Miss-Shelf

    Miss-Shelf Up to my tits in quilts

    I am staying in to quilt while I still have table space cos some flatmates are away
    Have a good eve friends
  10. gaijingirl

    gaijingirl Well-Known Member

    we'll miss you...x
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  11. oryx

    oryx Sitting on the bock of the day

    Can't do this, but thanks very much for tagging me and I hope you all have a good time!
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  12. Monkeygrinder's Organ

    Monkeygrinder's Organ Dodgy geezer swilling vapid lager

    The always good DeSErter get to Sydenham: They call it Sydenham.

    I should really get around to visiting some of these places, having been living just up the hill for three years.:oops:
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  13. ska invita

    ska invita back on the other side

    Thanks for sharing this.... Nice to hear about a couple of music nights to check out especially.... And a vegan cafe? Never noticed that before!

    Sydenham's most illustrious resident is probably Eleanor Marx... Think she lived on Jews walk....
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  14. Monkeygrinder's Organ

    Monkeygrinder's Organ Dodgy geezer swilling vapid lager

    The United Sounds of Sydenham seems like it would be worth a go doesn't it. Maybe we can get a SL drinks down there sometime.

    I've noticed the vegan place but never cottoned on that it was vegan.
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  15. friendofdorothy

    friendofdorothy it is so much worse than Thatcherism now

    Check out the SXSE Drinks happening on the 11th December - thread in this forum.
  16. ska invita

    ska invita back on the other side

    Just missed a United Sounds of Sydenham United Sound of Sydenham - Dubplate Pearl was on the bill so it must be good :) looks like a nice little pub session - monthly and vinyl only :) :)
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  17. ska invita

    ska invita back on the other side

  18. ska invita

    ska invita back on the other side

    I read a brief mention of a pub in Sydenham that got demolished for flats... The Sydenham society kicked up a fuss, the council forced the "developer"to rebuild it, which they did, and it now stands empty.

    What pub is this and where is it and what's the latest!
  19. Monkeygrinder's Organ

    Monkeygrinder's Organ Dodgy geezer swilling vapid lager

    That'll be The Greyhound at the roundabout at the bottom of Westwood Hill/top of Sydenham Road. The rebuild has been going on (or often going on in theory only I think) for years. They've only opened up the site and put the To Let boards up very recently, hopefully someone will take it on.
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  20. RubyToogood

    RubyToogood can't remember what goes here

    The Greyhound, Sydenham - it's right in the middle by the roundabout. Rebuild TheGreyhound (@TheGreyhoundSyd) on Twitter
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  21. brogdale

    brogdale Coming to terms with late onset Anarchism

    That really is an impressive set of images boohoo :cool:
    I've bumped your post because reading this useful post (with good links) I found this really good map of the canal applied to Google Maps, which has some of those images located accurately. I'd imagine there's a fair few Urbanites who live closer to the old course of the canal than they realise! Calling Bermondsey, New Cross, Brockley, Honour Oak, Forest Hill, Sydenham, Penge, Anerley, South Norwood & Croydon Urbz!

    croydon canal c.1816

    Inspired, I took myself off to Betts Park, Anerley today to go and have a look at (probably) the best preserved remnant of the course of the old canal. Here's a few of my pics:-



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  22. boohoo

    boohoo Part-time Cat

    Nice pics. The old maps show some bits of the canal still around in 1893 even though another article suggested that it had all be filled in around the 1870s. South Norwood Library has a booklet on the canal.
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  23. Puddy_Tat

    Puddy_Tat lumpen proletaricat

    london canals website includes quite a bit on the croydon canal
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  24. mango5

    mango5 Endeavour era

    "Can we move this thread to the Brixton forum?

    Always thought it was odd it wasn't"
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  25. TruXta

    TruXta tired

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  26. ska invita

    ska invita back on the other side

  27. Among the little mosaics on the front of Sydenham Centre on Sydenham High St is a one commemorating the Croydon Canal. It makes it look almost like Venice!
    There was an old broadside printed of a song about the Croydon Canal, collected in 'Victoria's Inferno', Jon Raven's book of songs of the industrial revolution.
    Songs of the Inland Waterways : All Hail This Grand Day
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  28. The Greyhound pub is currently on sale for £750,000 or for rent at £80,000 per year. I'd love it to be a pub again, but I doubt it will be. It's a nice building - they've done a pretty good job reconstructing it - but I can't see any pub chains or independent publicans having the balls to take it on. I can see it becoming a Nandos or Pizza Express or something, which would be a pity but wouldn't be the end of the world. I slightly worry it will sit there empty for a long time.
  29. Maggot

    Maggot .

    I went to a great restaurant in CP this evening called Kish Mish. It has a tiny entrance on the Parade next to Nazi Food and Wine, but inside it is massive! Tasty Persian food with lots of veggie options. Turned out to be Persian New year too. Nowruz Mubarek!

    Urban meal is in order. It's BYO (with corkage) too.
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  30. I was wondering about that place on Saturday night. We were out in CP, looking for somewhere to eat. My girlfriend scorned the idea of even investigating it (on the snobby basis that most of the other places on the Parade are a bit crap looking). We ended up in the Market place, which cost an arm and a leg: good food, but not good enough to justify the Central-London-and-then-some prices. I'll try Kish Mish next time.
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