Discussion in 'London and the South East' started by red rose, Sep 12, 2005.
Do they all still live there?
I was at Thames 1985 to 1988
Eltham's OK. I've not felt unsafe in and around Eltham high Street since I transitoned, though there are parts of Eltham I wouldn't enter. Years ago just stopping and looking at the Stephen Lawrence memorial would bring you drive-by abuse but I think its better now. I still get randomly beeped by drivers round there though.
It's fairly typical suburbia tbh - not much goes on but if you like parks and woodland its ideal; Kent proper and central London are both really easy to get to by train.
ETA just realised how old this thread is
liked apart from 'Eltham's OK'!
Eltham's a fucking khazi. The most unwelcoming part of London I've ever experienced, with a palpable sense of menace in the boozers.
it's not for the faint hearted.
It's not for humans.
Nelson Mandela heard about Eltham nearly 23 years ago ...
... and he lived over 6,000 miles away !
The very best thing about Eltham is the palace Eltham Palace and Gardens | English Heritage. Good caff, great Tudor buildings and some superb art deco inside
Hope you've got enough information now.
Not condoning mobs like this bit know what side I'd be on if rioters tried to smash up my town.
'Eltham hasn't been touched by riots ... we're doing the job of the police'
What a shame they were not around "doing the job of the police" in Eltham on the night of 22 April 1993.
yeah, so anyone out that night of the riot in eltham should feel guilty for stephen lawrences horrific murder? is that what you're saying?
hows your south norwood thread where you accuse anyone not using hte local businesses of "racial boycott?"?
Another opportunity for local residents to "do the job of the police":
Police release CCTV in search for witness in Stephen Lawrence murder investigation (click for more)
Police are looking for this witness in relation to the 1993 murder of Stephen Lawrence murder
Another chance to "do the job of the police":
"A shameful veil of silence that has obstructed investigations into Stephen’s murder from the very start still shrouds the truth.
To this day, anyone asking questions on the streets of Eltham where the gang’s families still live is met with instant hostility. Knight’s mother shamelessly told us: ‘Nobody here will talk to you.’
Friends and relatives of the five men hide behind closed doors, refusing to speak. Letters and phone messages have gone unanswered. Their glamorous girlfriends and ex-partners continue to keep a low profile.
The ‘Eltham omerta’, it seems, is as powerful as ever. Potential witnesses fear they may pay a heavy price if word gets out that they have spoken to the police. The name ‘Stephen Lawrence’ is met with an uncomfortable and eerie silence in the pubs, such as the Beehive in New Eltham, where the five suspects used to drink ..."
Source: Murderer who got away: 20 years ago today, the Mail accused five men of killing Stephen Lawrence. Two have been convicted, one's in jail on a drugs charge and a 4th is on the run. But the 5th still brazenly walks the streets where he committed his crime (click for more)
Luke Knight then ...
... Luke Knight now.
I was in the Beehive on Friday. It's changed a lot since those days!
plenty of humans here.
Wow! Talk about tarring the reputation of a whole community!!
I guess I won't be organising a South London Drinks anywhere near where i live at any point.
I hated Eltham long before Stevie Lawrence was killed.
Hate it by all means but tar everyone that lives there and every aspect of that community, including people that campaign against racism, with the same brush and it's just idiotic. Things change. Communities change. And in the case of Eltham it's a good fucking thing that it has changed because it was horrible up to 20 years ago.
I used to buy some quality skunk from a nice chap in Eltham in the 90s. it wasn't all bad.
My other half goes to new cross for his.
Your information seems to be a bit single track and myopic
"Stephen Lawrence’s mother has suggested that the police inquiry into her son’s murder should be closed after 25 years.
Doreen Lawrence said Scotland Yard should shelve the investigation if, as she suspects, there are no more significant leads ..."
(Source: Daily Mail)
Stephen Lawrence's mother says police should stop investigating her son's murder (click for more)
Memories still painful 25 years after Stephen Lawrence murder
In the 25 years since Stephen Lawrence’s death, has Eltham changed?
It's got Blackheath rugby club at Well hall now, pretty good to go there and then for a curry after the match at the Yak and Yeti - used to be the Greyhound pub.
It's a far more mixed place than 35 years ago.
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