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A pedant notes that this is not a zebra crossing. And it would be a very bad idea to paint a zebra crossing in such colours.
There's a sign on the BT ilink thing in West Norwood, describing it as the first permanent rainbow crossing in the UK.

I took a photo but don't know how to put that on here.
 

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I am always quite skeptical of those temporary funfairs. I guess they are quite adept at putting them together and taking them apart, but the temporary nature of them worries me. Tons of metal being flung about after having been assembled that morning under time pressure.

I went on one of the particularly violent ones at the Lambeth Country Show one year and started to doubt their safety mid-ride. I petrified myself and decided to never bother again.
 

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Noticed that the bookies in HH has bit the dust. Wonder where the regulars will get their ahem “fix” from now?


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I've never heard of bookies offices losing money. Their lease must be up or some other reason to close it down.

I enjoy the occasional trip to the bookies, but hypocritically hate the sight of them so won't mourn the closure of this one.

Hopefully nothing springs up for the regulars and they put the money to something better, even if it is only pints.
 

HerneHillBilly

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I don't usually get concerned about the early appearance of Xmas paraphernalia, but a Christmas tree in the station square on Oct 3 seems more than a bit premature.
 

SheilaNaGig

Struggling and striving
Enforced Holiday
I like Off The Cuff for the live stuff but I can't tolerate the damp mouldy air in there. Every time I've spent any time there I get wheezy and short of breath. And a sire throat. The first time, I assumed I was coming down with something but it didn't develop. And it's happened every time I've been to the venue.
 

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I like Off The Cuff for the live stuff but I can't tolerate the damp mouldy air in there. Every time I've spent any time there I get wheezy and short of breath. And a sire throat. The first time, I assumed I was coming down with something but it didn't develop. And it's happened every time I've been to the venue.
It's so nearly a great gig, that place. Sound is pretty good and I like the tattiness/quirkiness but the five quid pints are a bit much.
 

SheilaNaGig

Struggling and striving
Enforced Holiday
It's so nearly a great gig, that place. Sound is pretty good and I like the tattiness/quirkiness but the five quid pints are a bit much.
The faux squat element annoys me a bit. It's not evolved around people using the place, it was brought in wholescale so it's not actually comfortable and easy to use. But yeah, the sound is decent enough (railway atches tend to be sound friendly anyway).

Alcohol is universally overpriced. Well, not universally: I was pleasantly surprised by low bar prices in a social club recently.
 

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According to the guys earlier, it is an ad for Visa.

It’s set round / in the picture framers and they were using a Mk3 Ford Cortina, which was made between 1970 and 1976, so it will be something vintagey.

The tre was only decorated on one side, presumably their filming doesn’t face toward the park.
 
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