Herne Hill news, chitter chatter and gossip

Discussion in 'Brixton' started by choochi, Jun 9, 2014.

  1. choochi

    choochi Well-Known Member

    I'd heard it was Made of Dough.
  2. Winot

    Winot I wholeheartedley agree with your viewpoint

    Fucking hell. This changes everything. Is there anywhere else you can get fried chicken in south London do you know?
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  3. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    Why such short notice? That's really shitty.
  4. SpamMisery

    SpamMisery Pretty comfortable here right under your skin Banned

    You may have to search in the thread of fake Morley's

    a thread of fake Morleys
  5. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    Something really horrible has happened by the kebab shop near the park entrance.

    Loads of police and ambulances and a guy flat out on the floor getting treatment.
  6. Nanker Phelge

    Nanker Phelge Leave the gun. Take the cannoli.

    A man in his 40s stabbed apparently
  7. snowy_again

    snowy_again Slush

    Jim Dickson reporting it was a fatality of a teenager.
  8. goldengraham

    goldengraham Well-Known Member

    Not a fatality
  9. snowy_again

    snowy_again Slush

  10. snowy_again

    snowy_again Slush

    Ah yes, reading error on my part.
  11. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    That's the time I went past. The poor bloke was flat on his back and I could see his feet twitching while a group of teenagers filmed him on their phones.

    It was directly outside the kebab shop which - rather inappropriately - stayed open and was busy serving a customer while the police and medics attended to the bloke about a metre away.
  12. organicpanda

    organicpanda cat herder extraodinaire

    or a teenager but apart from that spot on
  13. snowy_again

    snowy_again Slush

  14. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    What the hell was going on?!

  15. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    So it seems that the Milkwood is definitely going to open as a branch of the Agile Rabbit....
  16. choochi

    choochi Well-Known Member

    I’m quite pleased with that actually. I’ve heard Herne Hill is getting a Gail’s bakery in one of the refurbished shops so I’m pleased something less obviously “aspirational” is opening up to balance it out a bit.
  17. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    I think the original owners (the Tulse Hill Railway lot) are still involved though.

    I wonder if they ever used that downstairs cinema?
  18. quimcunx

    quimcunx Too tall.

    So how does joe bloggs get a go at the velodrome? My house guest keeps watching sport on telly and reckoning he can be the next Chris hoy/ usain bolt/ mo farah.

  19. gaijingirl

    gaijingirl Well-Known Member

    They have loads of sessions for all comers. The details are on their website. I'm internettly challenged right now but they should be easy enough to find.
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  20. quimcunx

    quimcunx Too tall.

    Not for me it seems. I'll look again.
  21. friendofdorothy

    friendofdorothy it is so much worse than Thatcherism now

    Have you seen those shops behind the hoardings - it looks like Balamory.
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  22. friendofdorothy

    friendofdorothy it is so much worse than Thatcherism now

    Everything on there website seems to be 2 years ago, but there are contact details:

    Cycling – London Velodrome Herne Hill

    Tel 020 7737 4647
    Fax 020 7733 4501

    E-mail us

    theres a bit about it on http://www.cyclingweekly.com/news/racing/british-racing/velodrome-guide-track-uk-356522 but no opening times

    I heard they do an over 50s session one morning a week I think thats a just turn up thing, so they probably do others that are open to other beginners too.
  23. Rushy

    Rushy AKA some / certain posters

    Not a great choice of colours on my opinion. But the hairdresser opposite thinks they're great and I guess he's the one who's going to have to look at them all day.
  24. teuchter

    teuchter je suis teuchter

    Wouldn't that go against Network Rail's claimed "no chain operations" policy?
  25. Ms T

    Ms T Honey-coloured ramparts

    There are conflicting rumours floating about. Mustafa who runs the coffee place in the railway tunnel and a customer of his who works for Network Rail swear blind there’ll be a Greggs and a McDonald’s. The greengrocer says all the units are being offered to independents but with short leases and no amenities included like electrics which will make them expensive to fit out. He thinks that’s deliberate so no one takes them and they can then be offered to chains. :hmm:
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  26. choochi

    choochi Well-Known Member

    I think NR have said no national chains (I’m assuming that means things like Costa, Greggs?). Gail’s is london only I think.
  27. teuchter

    teuchter je suis teuchter

    I would contend that "national chain" is a meaningless definition. That is, there is no clear cut way of distinguishing between a chain that is "national" and one that is not. Choosing a boundary around London is basically arbitrary.
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  28. nick

    nick Pleomorphic Adenomas R us

    There are beginners sessions on a saturday.
    For Old Farts (over 40, or female, the impudent imps !) you can also do a wednesday 9.30 am and a thursday 9.30 without accreditation. It's £10 for the hour with a bike if you need one. I remember the Thursday is the "easier" of the 2 sessions. They are a pretty friendly bunch
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  29. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    It's quite tricky going round the Velodrome if you go for the full banking effect. Fun though!


    Good Friday Open Day at the Herne Hill Velodrome, 22nd April, 2011, south London
  30. snowy_again

    snowy_again Slush

    HH's got pretty shallow banking compared to most places - much easier than any indoor modern track.

    Sometimes proves slightly iffy during the induction sessions when there's 100 people on the track and the pace lowers a bit but they don't generally let you up there until you've proved you can ride at a certain pace and don't forget to pedal.

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