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friendofdorothy

Solidarity against neoliberalism!
Just found out that Mr Norton the dentist at the top of the hill has retired NOOOO! arrgghh!

I'm very afraid of dental treatment. I liked Mr Norton and had been with him since 30years + before I moved to HH. I dread getting used to a new dentist.

Has anyone used Mr Norton's replacement?

Has anyone used the Smile dentists? are they still accepting NHS patients - I see they say something about nervous patients treatments - is it true, has anyone experience of them? or any other local dentists?
 

HerneHillBilly

Well-Known Member
Just found out that Mr Norton the dentist at the top of the hill has retired NOOOO! arrgghh!

I'm very afraid of dental treatment. I liked Mr Norton and had been with him since 30years + before I moved to HH. I dread getting used to a new dentist.

Has anyone used Mr Norton's replacement?

Has anyone used the Smile dentists? are they still accepting NHS patients - I see they say something about nervous patients treatments - is it true, has anyone experience of them? or any other local dentists?
 

HerneHillBilly

Well-Known Member
I have used the one with the yellow frontage opposite the Half Moon for many years. Always excellent, though they recently refused me NHS treatment because I hadn't been in for 3 years. No warning, just taken off the list. They seem to have a very long waiting list to reregister for nhs service.
 

Nivag

Well-Known Member
I have used the one with the yellow frontage opposite the Half Moon for many years. Always excellent, though they recently refused me NHS treatment because I hadn't been in for 3 years. No warning, just taken off the list. They seem to have a very long waiting list to reregister for nhs service.
I use them too as a private patient, they are a bit pricey when seeing the hygienist compared to others but she's really good.
 

Smick

Strictly Second Class
I use the hygienist there, Sharon, and think she ts really good. The dentists, I’m not just as keen on, although they don’t do much beyond taking a look round and telling me it’s ok.
 

Smick

Strictly Second Class
She has me on a 3 month visit schedule too! Such is my poor dental hygiene.

Why should I floss every day and use Teepee brushes if you’re taking £60 to fix things up every three months?
 

CH1

"Red Guard"(NLYL)
Apologies if posters have seen this multiple times before, but I stumbled on this episode of Grand Designs whilst looking for something else.

St Jude's Vicarge was a bland 1950s council house style building behind the old St Jude's Church on Dulwich Road. It was very conspicuous - sticking out into Brockwell Park behind a rather low budget wooden fence. I remember the house personally having been entertained there by vicar the Rev Dennis Peterson and his wife around 1987. They had old fashioned values - and liked the old place so much they harboured the wish to use right-to-buy so they could stay there in Dennis's retirement. I suspect Mrs Thatcher's right to buy did not apply to church property though.

Two vicars later St Judes parish was merged into St Matthews (as opposite the Fridge/Electric). The now surplus vicarage was sold off.

Not sure at what point Grand Designs got involved, but round 2012/3 the new upwardly mobile owners of the humble-looking 1950s vicarage decided to buy the site for £800,000 and spend a further £400,000 reconstructing the house and gardens.

Local Brixton modernist architect Zac Monro facilitated the design and the story is here Grand Designs - On Demand - All 4
Before photos (from Brockwell Park side and from service - Dulwich Road - side). Window grills not present in the 1980s AFAIR.
vicarage side.JPG vicarage from park.JPG finished product as shown in Brixton Bugle.jpg
Finished product from Brockwell Park.
 
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