Hackney chitter-chatter &tc

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

  1. blossie33

    blossie33 trailer trash

    :( I saw a bit about that yesterday, police appealing for any witnesses but nothing about how they might have died, very sad.
     
  2. marty21

    marty21 One on one? You're crazy.

    The Windsor Castle in Lower Clapton , may be re-opening as a pub :hmm: passed it the other day and work has started , the previous hoarding has been replaced with new hoarding with signage from a construction firm. There is a website (also under construction) which suggests (to me) it will be a pub
    Coming Soon
     
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  3. Fozzie Bear

    Fozzie Bear Well-Known Member

    Looking for a decent but cheap venue in N16 for my birthday in June? I used to use the room above the Birdcage but they have chopped it in half during the refurb... any ideas? 50 people?
     
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  4. marty21

    marty21 One on one? You're crazy.

    The Lion (Red lion ? Used to be The Magpie & Stump ) has a room for hire upstairs.
     
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  5. Fozzie Bear

    Fozzie Bear Well-Known Member

    Yes! I was planning to have a look at that this weekend, nice one. Has anyone been there any time recently?
     
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  6. blossie33

    blossie33 trailer trash

    Mascara Bar does private events apparently, free to hire.
    Not sure how many it holds, I've only been inside once and it's not very large.

    www.mascarabar.co.uk
     
  7. Fozzie Bear

    Fozzie Bear Well-Known Member

    Yeah it's not bad in there but I suspect they'd want a fair wedge to close it on a Saturday night...
     
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  8. marty21

    marty21 One on one? You're crazy.

    Not quite N16, but the Hart can let you have a room (it's curtained off but still a room) not sure of prices - but Saturday night might be difficult - you can also hire part of the garden at the Crooked Billet, and it all tented up in case of inclement June weather - again not sure about Saturday nights when it is heaving.
     
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  9. littleseb

    littleseb littleseb

    The Others is ok to hire.
     
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  10. Fozzie Bear

    Fozzie Bear Well-Known Member

    Thanks marty21

    Seb - I had my 40th at The Others but it’s a bit cavernous for me, probably.
     
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  11. Sue

    Sue Well-Known Member

    Bloody hell, is the traffic always this bad at this time on Stamford Hill? It's just taken me a good 30 mins on the bus from SN High St -- could've walked it quicker. Now in St Ann's Rd and it's all backed up here too.

    Eta And what's happening to St Ann's Hospital? They seem to be building flats on huge swathes of the site. (Or, more likely, luxury appartments. :rolleyes:)
     
  12. blossie33

    blossie33 trailer trash

    Yeah, the traffic is bad up Stamford Hill sometimes :( maybe a hold up somewhere further on.

    Re St Ann's hospital, the site is being redeveloped, I read somewhere that the Mayor of London has purchased the site (maybe not actually him alone) to ensure that affordable housing is built there - I'll see if I can find a link, can't remember where I saw it now.
     
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  13. blossie33

    blossie33 trailer trash

  14. GarveyLives

    GarveyLives Well-Known Member

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  15. Sue

    Sue Well-Known Member

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  16. Pickman's model

    Pickman's model Starry Wisdom

    They'll be local people after they move in
     
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  17. Sue

    Sue Well-Known Member

    So, the Hackney Half-Marathon raises a lot of money for charity and all that but it really pissed me off today. Went out about 9:30 this morning to discover that where I live was completely hemmed in by the route. I asked a couple of stewards how I could get to the other side of Shacklewell Lane and (and then to Kingsland High St) and they had no idea. Ended up (with a load of other people) having to just cross the route, trying to avoid the runners. A friend told me earlier he did the same thing a bit further down and one of the runners physically pushed him on the chest out the way. :mad:

    Looked at the route map later and basically there wasn't a way of getting out apart from braving the runners and crossing the route. Obviously not really an option if you're not very mobile or have kids with you or just don't feel confident about moving through a load of fast moving runners.

    Had seen no information about this locally and it's really shit that little or no thought seems to have been given to residents -- were we just expected to stay in between 9 and 2 today? :facepalm:
     

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