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New Cross (and Deptford), chat and discussion

Discussion in 'London and the South East' started by mod, Sep 28, 2012.

  1. Anju

    Anju Well-Known Member

    Not sure why nobody has recommended The Birds Nest. Lots of mad but friendly customers, often missing teeth, live music sometimes. Friends often ask if it a real pub or squatted.

    Also, Tandoori Express just before the Albany if you are turning off the high street, is great for decent quality, cheap, indian food.

    Anju
     
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  2. red rose

    red rose Fee-Ai-Esh-See-Oh

    Tandoori Express do pretty good nepali momo as well :)

    And on Deptford High Street the Housewives Cash and Carry shop is incredibly handy for all your essentials - I can get most of my week's shopping there for a tenner.
     
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  3. Orang Utan

    Orang Utan Sub-Sub-Librarian

    Yeah, I have just popped in to Housewives myself. Came back with loads of cupboard essentials.
    Deptford High Street is ace if you're skint.
    I've just got a massive side of ribs, a kilo of steak mince and loads of veg for £8
     
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  4. Maggot

    Maggot .

    It's one of the few places where you still see punks too.
     
  5. Belushi

    Belushi 01 811 8055 R.I.P.

    Do they still have a theatre upstairs?
     
  6. dynamicbaddog

    dynamicbaddog Well-Known Member

    I remember the upstairs theatre. Sadly it closed a while back. They have live music in the bar most weekends now.
     
  7. ddraig

    ddraig dros ben llestri

    the dewdrop was ace :cool:
     
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  8. mod

    mod A modernist

    Shame as it would have been 30 seconds from my front door.
     
  9. Orang Utan

    Orang Utan Sub-Sub-Librarian

  10. Orang Utan

    Orang Utan Sub-Sub-Librarian

    Can anyone recommend a non-greasy mess, non-ripoff takeaway in Deptford? There seem to be a lot of Vietnamese places but I don't know what's best
     
  11. nagapie

    nagapie Well-Known Member

    Uncle Wrinkle, the Chinese just between the two New Cross stations. The people who run it are so sweet and it's the most non greasy Chinese I've ever eaten.
     
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  12. Belushi

    Belushi 01 811 8055 R.I.P.

    Bad News! The front page of the evening standards property supplement is emblazoned with the words 'Deptford goes classy' and theres a two page spread inside talking about the new waitroise and a 1000 new yuppie flats being built. You're officialy the new Shoreditch :eek:
     
  13. ddraig

    ddraig dros ben llestri

    all that OU's fault too!
    so i heard :rolleyes:
     
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  14. Belushi

    Belushi 01 811 8055 R.I.P.

    He's like an albatross for an area :( First Brixton now this...
     
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  15. ddraig

    ddraig dros ben llestri

    ...estate agents will start following him to new areas he moves to...
     
  16. Orang Utan

    Orang Utan Sub-Sub-Librarian

  17. Orang Utan

    Orang Utan Sub-Sub-Librarian

  18. not-bono-ever

    not-bono-ever Meat Raffle

    It was only a matter of time - its a bit of prime land , a mile or two from the city, on the river, with decent transport connections, an emergent arty vibe ( IYKWIM) - Im surprised its taken this long to become the new docklands. Theres a lot of people going to have to be shifted/ forced out for the project I woulsd have thought
     
  19. ddraig

    ddraig dros ben llestri

    nooooooo!
     
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  20. Garek

    Garek Living n ADDled chaos

    Bastards :mad:
     
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  21. Orang Utan

    Orang Utan Sub-Sub-Librarian

    Someone has decorated the barrier round the area with flowers and trinkets to commemorate such a devastating loss to the community:
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  22. Orang Utan

    Orang Utan Sub-Sub-Librarian

    Last Xmas the winos nicked a Xmas tree and put it next to the anchor and decorated it with beer cans. It was lovely. Someone also used stickers of cats to spell out 'I LUV U ANKER' on the anchor itself.
     
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  23. Orang Utan

    Orang Utan Sub-Sub-Librarian

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  24. Belushi

    Belushi 01 811 8055 R.I.P.

    They've got rid of the anchor? Fuckers :mad:
     
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  25. Orang Utan

    Orang Utan Sub-Sub-Librarian

    I'm working myself into an apoplexy about this! Fuckers indeed!
    It's like getting rid of Nelson's Column.
    They should get rid of that instead - thousands of unsavoury and obnoxious characters hang about there
     
  26. Puddy_Tat

    Puddy_Tat hmm

  27. Orang Utan

    Orang Utan Sub-Sub-Librarian

    I saw that. A hairy friend of mine lives nearby. I've always had my suspicions that he was a werepanther
     
  28. Orang Utan

    Orang Utan Sub-Sub-Librarian

    I just love the quote from the 'expert': "They don't live anywhere so they're constantly on the move."
     
  29. ddraig

    ddraig dros ben llestri

  30. ska invita

    ska invita back on the other side

    talking of naval history in deptford i was told that deptford was a favourite place for press ganging - namely going around rounding up people and forcing them to join the navy, and getting beaten up (and taken anyway) if you refused...i presume thats true
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    The Impress Service and impressment at sea

    The Press-gang: oil painting by Luke Clennell

    The Impress Service formed to force sailors to serve on naval vessels (there was no concept of "joining the navy" as a fixed career-path for non-officers at the time); seamen remained attached to a ship for the duration of its commission. They were encouraged to stay in the Navy after the commission but could leave to seek other employment when the ship was paid off. Impressment relied on the legal power of the King to call men to military service, as well as to recruit volunteers (who were paid a bounty upon joining, unlike pressed men). Seamen were not covered by the Magna Carta and "failure to allow oneself to be pressed" was punishable by hanging - although the punishment became less severe over time.[4]

    In Elizabethan times a statute regulated impressment as a form of recruitment, and with the introduction of the Vagrancy Act in 1597 men of disrepute (vagrants) found themselves drafted into service. In 1703 an act passed limiting the impressment of men to those under 18 years of age who were not apprenticed. A further act in 1740 raised the age to 55. Although no foreigner could be pressed, if they married a British woman, or had worked on a British merchant ship for two years, they lost their protection. Some governments, including Britain, issued "Protections" against impressment which protected men had to carry on their person at all times; but in times of crisis the Admiralty would order a "Hot Press", which meant that no-one remained exempt.[5]

    The Royal Navy also impressed seamen from inbound British merchant ships at sea, though this was done by individual warships, rather than by the Impress Service. Impressment, particularly press gangs, became consistently unpopular with the British public (as well as in the American colonies), and local officials often acted against them, to the point of imprisoning officers from the Impressment Service, or opposing them by force of arms.
     

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