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Crystal Palace/Sydenham/Penge Chitter Chatter

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

  1. RubyToogood

    RubyToogood can't remember what goes here

    Near Iceland.
  2. tommers

    tommers Yourdisco needs you

    Left hand side as you go towards the park. Before you get to the library.

    Been boarded up for ages but been reliably informed its going to be flats so ignore me.
  3. TruXta

    TruXta tired

    Oh that place. Wasn't there a rumour about antic doing something there?
  4. flypanam

    flypanam “There is no reason for restraint”

    Can anyone recommend a driving instructor in the area?
  5. Maggot

    Maggot .

    There's an excellent band called the Belles playing at the re-opened Alexandra in Penge tonight. The do mainly covers with a few of their own numbers thrown in. The stuff they do is mainly old indie/new wave and Includes Echo and the Bunnymen, Talking Heads, Pixies, Bowie, Eurythmics.
  6. GarveyLives

    GarveyLives Well-Known Member

    On 2 November 2017, 17 year-old Michael Jonas became the 16th teenager to be stabbed to death in the capital this year, when he was stabbed to death in Betts Park, Penge.

    Police were called to Betts Park at 7.22pm and found Michael suffering from multiple stab wounds.

    Michael, who lived locally, was pronounced dead at the scene just after 8.15pm. A post-mortem confirmed the cause of death as stab wounds to the chest and haemorrhage.

    Mike Jonas, Michael’s dad, said: “That park is his back yard, so close to where he was born. That’s the park we would have taken him and his sister - that’s where he would ride his bike.

    “The last time I spoke to Michael he said he doesn’t want to be in Penge anymore."

    Mr Jonas said Michael told him he thought it was 'dangerous'.

    “He was the kind of boy that if a fight started he would be the one who would tell the other boys to stop.

    “He was in no gang, and he was no gangster. He was supportive and loved by everyone around here - everyone loved Michael.”

    Michael spent his whole life in Penge, going to nearby James Dixon Primary School and fixing the bikes of his friends.

    His dad said: “He loved to fix things like mechanical stuff, cars, bikes, phones he could fix everything. He was a future mechanic.”

    When he went to Harris Academy in Beckenham for secondary school, he used to play the drums alongside his younger sister for school football matches.

    Now though he leaves behind three brothers and two sisters who still live near the park where their brother was killed.

    Mike said: “I was on my way coming out here when this was unfolding, I only got the phone call when I was on the bus.

    “What we are experiencing now is terrible.

    “People should start feeling free to inform the police that they see someone carrying a knife.”

    On 9 November 2017, a 16 year-old boy and a 17 year-old boy, neither of whom can be identified for legal reasons, were charged with murder.


    Anyone with information about this incident should call the incident room on 020 8721 4622 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
  7. Guineveretoo

    Guineveretoo Mostly bewildered

    Does anyone want to buy tickets for today's performance of Father Christmas Comes up Trumps at the Bridge House Theatre?

    My daughter has tickets but can't go anymore - she has got a family ticket of two adults and two children, and two adult tickets.

    ETA She has sold the family ticket, so just two adult tickets still available.
    Last edited: Nov 12, 2017
  8. ska invita

    ska invita back on the other side

    just discovered Jayda Franzen lives in Penge :mad:
  9. Maggot

    Maggot .

    Her and Paul Golding have to sign in at Bromley Police station due to their harassment charges.
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  10. ska invita

    ska invita back on the other side

    how is this pub? I hadn't heard of it, will check it out
  11. TruXta

    TruXta tired

    Not been since it opened, seemed nice. Bit more upmarket than the average place around the area.
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  12. Maggot

    Maggot .

    It's a good pub, with a decent selection of ales. Rather annoyingly, they were not selling beer in pints when I went. They came in a schooner which is 2/3 of a pint. They may have stopped doing this now. We should have a drink there to check.
  13. hash tag

    hash tag Pedicabo omnes

    Is that allowed. Are you not supposed to know exactly how much you are paying, which is why bars have to display a price list by the bar?
  14. ska invita

    ska invita back on the other side

    they probably do have the prices up
  15. TruXta

    TruXta tired

    They're still serving schooners AFAIK and do make people aware.
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  16. Guineveretoo

    Guineveretoo Mostly bewildered

    I was there on Sunday and can confirm that they sell beer in pints. Expensive craft beers on draft as well as cask ales.
  17. TruXta

    TruXta tired

    Oo. Do you have a choice of pint, schooner and half then?
  18. Guineveretoo

    Guineveretoo Mostly bewildered

    I dunno. I just asked for a pint, and that is what they gave me. Everyone around me was drinking pints, but that doesn't mean anything...

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