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Hackney chitter-chatter &tc

Discussion in 'London and the South East' started by 5t3IIa, Nov 20, 2007.

  1. Sue

    Sue Well-Known Member

    So what was the Railway pub next to Dalston Kingsland station has been turned into a pizza place. And Costa are opening *another* coffee place about a 10 second away from their current one (other side of the road, closer to the crossroads) because there's obviously a massive shortage of coffee places round there. :rolleyes:

    In the midst of all these changes, the News Line lot were out in force this morning (they had a trestle table and everything) and I donated 20p to the cause by buying a booklet about their youth festival. 23rd of July for those who're interested, Gefffrey Estate and I was assured it would be a fun day out by the young man who flogged me it. (20p seemed a very small price to pay for being thought of as one of the youth. :thumbs:)
     
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  2. Fozzie Bear

    Fozzie Bear Well-Known Member

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  3. Pickman's model

    Pickman's model Every man and every woman is a star

    so that's what the fucking clatter was then
     
  4. Pickman's model

    Pickman's model Every man and every woman is a star

    they no longer consider me one of the youth and the christians seem to make more effort with me, presumably due to my proximity to auld age :(
     
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  5. marty21

    marty21 One on one? You're crazy.

    I would have been woken by the helicopter but I was awake anyway because of the heat :D

    On Monday I was annoyed by the pub quiz at the Billet, the quiz master was on a loud speaker in the garden and his voice carried to my place (2 streets away :D) . I tweeted them and they apologised and spoke to Hermano (deputy gaffer) last night , he was sorry too ,quiz master was a bit of a dick apparently.
     
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  6. Pickman's model

    Pickman's model Every man and every woman is a star

    should have handed in an answer sheet
     
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  7. blossie33

    blossie33 trailer trash

    I went to Hackney Picturehouse last night and came up Stamford Hill on the bus, it was about 8.30pm and I could see loads of young black people - mainly girls, from what I could see, dressed up in their best casual wear. They were on both sides of the main road - I wondered what it was all about! Tried to find something on the internet when I got home, there was a comment on the police twitter saying not to go to the 'block party' at Malvern House as it has been cancelled which I guessed was something to do with it.
    I could just about hear what must have been the helicopter when I was in bed but wasn't sure if it was night time road works.
     
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  8. Pickman's model

    Pickman's model Every man and every woman is a star

    cops saying not to go to block party would have been quickest way to get me there a few years back :)
     
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  9. blossie33

    blossie33 trailer trash

    :D I doubt it would have been my sort of music.

    I've been to lots of squat/ warehouse parties in the past - think it would have been a bit more sensible for them to find a place less likely to attract attention :rolleyes:
     
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  10. Sue

    Sue Well-Known Member

    Had my windows open because of the heat then had to shut them again because of the helicopters. I'm not feeling at my brightest today.
     
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  11. Pickman's model

    Pickman's model Every man and every woman is a star

    nor i :(
     
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  12. blossie33

    blossie33 trailer trash

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    Latest from the Standard - it was an end of term party NOT what I would call a 'rave'
    Looks like the police over-reacted a bit!
     
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  13. blossie33

    blossie33 trailer trash

  14. Sue

    Sue Well-Known Member

    Seems to be a Black Lives Matter meeting/demo going on at the mosque in Shacklewell Lane just now. Hopefully no police overreaction/helicopters as a result.
     
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  15. blossie33

    blossie33 trailer trash

    I thought I heard the sound of a helicopter again last night but maybe my imagination?
     
  16. Fozzie Bear

    Fozzie Bear Well-Known Member

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  17. blossie33

    blossie33 trailer trash

    Thanks for the link to the article.
    I wasn't aware they have the event every year but if there has been no interference from the Police it wouldn't be noticed, I assume the neighbours are informed so they can't have objected.
     
  18. Stig

    Stig Bull in a china shop

    Hello neighbours :D

    Due to a sad and very irritating double eviction housing crisis event, I've just moved to Clapton. :thumbs:

    So, what happens here? When's the next drinks?
     
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  19. Stig

    Stig Bull in a china shop

    My local is now the Crooked Billet, but we could go to the Cock instead, as it's nicer IIRC.
     
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  20. Rutita1

    Rutita1 Wicked, Wicked, HYSTERICAL!

  21. marty21

    marty21 One on one? You're crazy.

    As I said on the t'other thread - billet is actually pretty good, Hermano gets some decent ale in now - and the Hart have promised to improve their beer (according to Steve :hmm:) . But a Cock meet would be good as well :thumbs:
     
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  22. Stig

    Stig Bull in a china shop

    ok, it'll have to be soooon though!

    Due to a sad and very irritating double eviction housing crisis event leading me to move somewhere really horrible by accident, I've looked for something better and found one, and I'm about to move out of Clapton!
     
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  23. Stig

    Stig Bull in a china shop

    TBF there's nothing wrong with Clapton, I really like it. It was the house itself that wasn't quite right. I'll be there until 10th September and then hello Islington.
     
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  24. marty21

    marty21 One on one? You're crazy.

    blimey, you don't hang about!
     
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  25. Stig

    Stig Bull in a china shop

    So weds 31st for drinks? Or Thursday 1st? Should prob. stick with the Billet if it's improved, It would be extemely rude not to check it out at least once while I'm living just round the corner
     
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  26. Stig

    Stig Bull in a china shop

    It wasn't intentional. 8 of us got evicted from a lovely 8 bedroom hippy share, then I moved into a my current tiny 3 bed flat in Clapton perched upon an extended family home (you have to go through their house to get to the flat, not ideal, although their cooking smells great)

    ...and all I was doing was checking the original moveflat ad to find the T&C for rent paying, when I thought, 'might as well have a tiny browse' And what did I find! A lovely 8 bed hippy share!
    From applying to view, to going round, to being accepted, to handing in notice, 24 hours flat.
     
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  27. Stig

    Stig Bull in a china shop

    The difference is huge. The flat is all rickety and squeaky, door doesn't shut, windows don't open. Floorboards bow underfoot, walls mould, cupboards lean; I daren't breathe for fear of breaking something off by accident. Whereas with 8 sharing a big solid old house you get a lot more for your money. Many toilets, solid wooden beams, expensive tiles, 6 ring gas cooker, actual garden. Comes with communal cat.

    Islington
    though :hmm:
     
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  28. Pickman's model

    Pickman's model Every man and every woman is a star

    i was about to say you seem to have landed on your feet in hackney

    but not so much if it's islington :(
     
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  29. Stig

    Stig Bull in a china shop

    Tis only just over the border. Finsburyparkshire straddles both boroughs. I was quite alarmed to discover it wasn't in Hackney. (Even Newington Green is in Islington - who knew.) This will be my 5th borough!
     
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  30. rich!

    rich! stalin tache

    Islington! Blimey.
     

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