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Maggot

The Cake of Liberty
VSL Lewisham have tweeted this map showing Lewisham and surrounding patch c. 1790


Think the LCC chose wisely not to call Downham the 'Mount Misery Estate'

and :eek: at porcupines being farmed in Penge
I'm amazed that so many place names have remained the same.

Surprised to see New Cross on there, I thought it was called Hatcham until relatively recently.
 
Surprised to see New Cross on there, I thought it was called Hatcham until relatively recently.
yes, but apparently not quite that recent. If Wikipedia is right,

New Cross is believed to have taken its name from a coaching house originally known as the Golden Cross, which stood close to the current New Cross House pub. The diarist John Evelyn, who lived in Deptford, wrote in 1675 that he met a friend at 'New Crosse' in his coach before travelling down through Kent and on to France.
ETA - more on transpontine
 
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ska invita

back on the other side
I like Plow Garlic HIll for Telegraph HIll...I spotted a fair bit of wild garlic around in Bromley as it happens - sprouting at the moment in the pavement-side grass.
 
couple of chances for a walking tour of radical new cross - led by someone from goldsmiths, as part of telegraph hill festival. Saturday 10 and Sunday 18 March.

Free but looks like you have to book.

more here

i've done one with mr transpontine, not sure i can do either of these...
 

craigxcraig

Prefers 'cxc'
If anyone is looking for a decent venue space in Lewisham, then I can highly recommend the Hither Green Railway Man's Club which is two mins from the station.

We held our engagement party there last weekend and it's a great space editor was laying down the tunes and did a great job, everyone was up dancing :cool: - there's a PA, disco ball and lights and cheap beer. We had about 80ish friends and family there and it was nicely busy. We had a great night and the staff were brilliant.

£200 to hire, if you become a member it's free - also has a large garden out the back.

Well recommended :thumbs:
 

editor

hiraethified
If anyone is looking for a decent venue space in Lewisham, then I can highly recommend the Hither Green Railway Man's Club which is two mins from the station.

We held our engagement party there last weekend and it's a great space editor was laying down the tunes and did a great job, everyone was up dancing :cool: - there's a PA, disco ball and lights and cheap beer. We had about 80ish friends and family there and it was nicely busy. We had a great night and the staff were brilliant.

£200 to hire, if you become a member it's free - also has a large garden out the back.

Well recommended :thumbs:
It was a splendid venue!

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pocketscience

Well-Known Member
If anyone is looking for a decent venue space in Lewisham, then I can highly recommend the Hither Green Railway Man's Club which is two mins from the station.

We held our engagement party there last weekend and it's a great space editor was laying down the tunes and did a great job, everyone was up dancing :cool: - there's a PA, disco ball and lights and cheap beer. We had about 80ish friends and family there and it was nicely busy. We had a great night and the staff were brilliant.

£200 to hire, if you become a member it's free - also has a large garden out the back.

Well recommended :thumbs:
My old man used to drink in there now and again, doing his rounds of the SE London CIU clubs with snooker tables. Is it still CIU affiliated?
 

pocketscience

Well-Known Member
There are CIU clubs everywhere. Whenever we went for a family day out down to the coast my dad would always drag us in one so he could a few swift pints on the cheep. In fact, anywhere he went he'd seem to find one and make an excuse to pop in. I reckon I'd seen most of the London ones and all on the Kent and Sussex coast by the time I was 12yo :D
The Snooker room at Hither Green is great. :thumbs:
 
Because the mayor's is a political role and the CEO's an executive one.

The mayor is there to steer the council politically and the CEO to oversee the implementation of the council's functions.
^ that

all governments / councils have elected leadership and a paid staff that stays put when the politicians get voted out.

and someone will be head of the paid staff bit. in councils, i think they still had town clerks when i was tiny, chief executives when i started work, and some now have CEOs or managing directors. (a director in local authority is usually head of a department, not the same sort of thing as a company director)

although it's a matter of scale - little snoring parish council might employ a part time parish clerk and a casual caretaker at the village hall

think jim hacker (politician) and sir humphrey (civil servant) if you're the right age to remember that.

the other question is the benefits and otherwise of the 'executive mayor' model of local government rather than the traditional leader / chair of the council and ceremonial mayor model - and the cabinet system against the more traditional committee structure.

and i'm not sure i've got the energy for that this time of night.

every so often the tories in lewisham campaign (sometimes without saying all that clearly they are the tories) for the 'executive mayor' model to be abolished in lewisham. usually soon after they have put up a candidate and lost. i'd have a bit more respect for this if their mayoral candidate stood on the platform of abolishing the role...
 

GarveyLives

Well-Known Member
On Friday 9 March 2018, 35-year old Kevin Clarke was restrained to death by Metropolitan Police officers during a mental health crisis in the Polsted Road area of Lewisham that afternoon.

 
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