Discussion in 'London and the South East' started by mod, Sep 28, 2012.
Transpontine reports exhibition 'Yesterday is Now History - materials from a Lewisham archive - on in New Cross until Monday. More here.
Far right of the pic is new cross speedway track
So many pics..........
I have just discovered that the newly opened Job Centre in Deptford has Old Rosie on tap. This pleases me greatly.
Still dubious about the theme though.
for a fleeting moment i thought the dwp was doing something constructive.
then i remembered its a pub now.
and i travelled via new cross gate station this evening. wtf is going on??
Any news on Birds Nest? Is it going to be OK?
(NB. I think its DJ Rare rather than DJ Rape)
Just read this thread and brought back happy memories of the ten years I spent in new cross and deptford. Time for a pub crawl, I think.
The Job Centre bar gets reviewed in The Guardian...sort of.
Bet guardian sales have gone up in the area in the last few years.
Thanks for the link - interesting reading! I think the 'ironic' name is a bit dubious too, especially as it closed after a campaign to save it.
that site seems to be gefuckt- cant seem to register to get access to the bigger pics
will have another go meself this afty.......
I've just put up a post on Deserter about messing around in Deptford, should anyone be interested. http://deserter.co.uk/2014/08/is-deptford-in-a-good-place/ - it also has a Spotify playlist of Deptford sounds, past and present.
I hope the Bird's Nest rumour proves untrue. Stopped by the Old Loyal Britons just over the creek last night and that is facing the threat of demolition. Nice pub, really well kept ales, usually from Hop Stuff, friendly regulars and knowledgable landlord.
Old Loyal Britons? I've been in Deptford two years and not heard of that! Better check it out! Ta for that and the deserter link
Though I'd like to know why Sultans Of Swing is a Deptford tune. I thought it was well Balearic!
And I didn't know Little Nan's had closed. I am glad of this. I hated it and everything it standed for.
Wow! I wonder if it was the Bird's Nest.
I don't know, sorry
SE10! Fuck off!
It's not your fault we don't know the exact pub!
In my day, people tried to pass bits of Deptford off as either Greenwich or Blackheath...
As for the pub and Dire Straits, not sure anyone is sure. There's a discussion on Transpontine about it here and a few candidates are suggested.
I was always told it was the White Swan (at the bottom of Blackheath Hill). I was there once (about 20 years ago) and a load of Danish Dire Straits fans turned up on a pilgrimage
should have mentioned this sooner
this weekend (20/21 September) is London 'Open House' weekend.
One of the places that's open is the master shipwright's house at the end of watergate street - normally hidden behind a high wall and only visible from the river.
deptford dame on this weekend's attractions in SE8 / SE14
(edit as included last year's link - )
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