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Maggot

The Cake of Liberty
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.
 

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.
 

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.
 
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ska invita

back on the other side
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.
how is this pub? I hadn't heard of it, will check it out
 

Maggot

The Cake of Liberty
how is this pub? I hadn't heard of it, will check it out
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.
 

hash tag

chillin
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?
 

Guineveretoo

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

RubyToogood

can't remember what goes here
I'm just really mystified as to why people would care that much to go on campaigning year after year. I'm quite pleased but it's not exactly a cheap activity.
 

TruXta

tired
I'm just really mystified as to why people would care that much to go on campaigning year after year. I'm quite pleased but it's not exactly a cheap activity.
Well, you can do lots more than just showing movies. Gigs, theatre etc, hopefully a nice cafe/bar.
 

Guineveretoo

Mostly bewildered
I'm just really mystified as to why people would care that much to go on campaigning year after year. I'm quite pleased but it's not exactly a cheap activity.
Because the nearest independent cinema is miles away.

In fact, the nearest cinema of any kind is miles away.

It’s always seemed odd that CP does not have a cinema, and it’s more than likely that there would be plenty of demand.

And the building at 25 Church Road used to be a cinema so it’s relatively easy and appropriate to convert it back again.

And the church which bought the building were frequently breaching planning laws and drawing in people who had no interest in being part of the CP community, whereas a cinema enhances the community, and boosts local business.

At least, that’s why I stayed alert to it.
 

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.
The charges against six teenagers accused of murdering 17-year-old Michael Jonas on 2 November 2017 in Penge have been dropped, the Metropolitan Police have said.

Michael Jonas murder: Six charges dropped over fatal stabbing (click for more)



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

TruXta

tired
The charges against six teenagers accused of murdering 17-year-old Michael Jonas on 2 November 2017 in Penge have been dropped, the Metropolitan Police have said.

Michael Jonas murder: Six charges dropped over fatal stabbing (click for more)



Anyone with information about this incident should call the incident room on 020 8721 4622 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
Do you ever actually engage in conversation, or is this just a place for you to get up on a soapbox?
 

colacubes

Well-Known Member
I'm just really mystified as to why people would care that much to go on campaigning year after year. I'm quite pleased but it's not exactly a cheap activity.
I’m pleased about it but hope it’s a bit cheaper than their central London prices. I looked at going to see a film at Everyman Kings X and it was £17.50 plus £1.75 booking :eek: I went to Peckhampkex instead.
 

RubyToogood

can't remember what goes here
I’m pleased about it but hope it’s a bit cheaper than their central London prices. I looked at going to see a film at Everyman Kings X and it was £17.50 plus £1.75 booking :eek: I went to Peckhampkex instead.
Yeah, exactly. Even their daytime tickets are only a couple of quid cheaper. It's a luxury cinema experience rather than just going to the flicks, which god knows is expensive enough.
 

Guineveretoo

Mostly bewildered
Yeah, exactly. Even their daytime tickets are only a couple of quid cheaper. It's a luxury cinema experience rather than just going to the flicks, which god knows is expensive enough.
Oh bugger, I hope that’s not what they’re planning for the Crystal Palace site!
 
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