New Cross - The Hidden Gems

Discussion in 'London and the South East' started by mod, Jan 15, 2016.

  1. mod

    mod A modernist

  2. Pickman's model

    Pickman's model Every man and every woman is a star

    "we hope you found this kiosk clean and in good ..." :D
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  3. Brainaddict

    Brainaddict chief propagandist (provisional)

    Can't really tell what the point being made is here. Could New Cross be cleaner? Sure. Is that one of the major problems of New Cross? No.
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  4. Pickman's model

    Pickman's model Every man and every woman is a star

    i thought you might have trouble with it.

    i took mod to mean these were things in new cross which most people would never remember let alone photograph. when new cross is squeaky clean in a few years time images like this will remind us of a time when things weren't so orderly.
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  5. mod

    mod A modernist

    Pretty much that, yeah. Celebrating one of inner londons last remaining shit holes whilst we can. It's gonna look very, very different in a few years.
  6. Brainaddict

    Brainaddict chief propagandist (provisional)

    Ah, I see, the 'hidden gems' line came across as sarcastic. It's true it's in line for pretty hardcore gentrification, but I like to think it will be a bit protected by the massive A-road ruining the core of it :D
  7. mod

    mod A modernist

    I live about 30 metres from said thoroughfare. My balcony overlooks it actually. Its a noisy cunt.
  8. Brainaddict

    Brainaddict chief propagandist (provisional)

    In a hypothetical world where such expenditure wouldn't signify gentrification, I've sometimes thought it would be great for New Cross if the road got tunnelled beneath it. But in this world it's not even a good idea to campaign for such a thing, even if the govt were in a mood to spend money. It would just be a driver of massive property price increases.
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  9. mod

    mod A modernist

    Do you live there too?

    That would never happen. There are much busier londons (the A4 out west) which most be a nightmare to live near. Reducing the speed limit to 20mph would help with he noise on the A2.

    Gentrification is happening. I think new cross and Peckham will look very, very different in 5 years. Peckham has changed a remarkable amount already.
  10. Fez909

    Fez909 toilet expert

    Mundane pictures of New Cross :cool:

    Nice thread :thumbs:
  11. mod

    mod A modernist

    I have others!

  12. GarveyLives

    GarveyLives Well-Known Member

    ... lest we forget ...


    18 January 1981
  13. Shippou-Sensei

    Shippou-Sensei 4:1:2.5

    that image seems not to load properly

    it loaded when i first quoted but not afterwards
  14. Orang Utan


  15. Shippou-Sensei

    Shippou-Sensei 4:1:2.5

    when I used to walk to work (brixton to deptford) new cross was quite possibly the nadir of the journey. Not especially terrible just.. dull and slightly grim.

    deptford wasn't much better to be honest but it had a touch more going on.
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  16. mod

    mod A modernist

    Deptford is a far superior area. I grew up there from 1974 to 1986. Has much more character.

    The area of telegraph hill and around there aside. New cross is grim.
  17. Orang Utan


    It's not all bad. There's a nice little estate near the Sandford Co-operative that some friends live on. It looks just like Brookside off of the telly.
    One friend is lucky enough to live in a detached one bedroom flat. Luxury.
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  18. bimble

    bimble noisy but small

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  19. not-bono-ever

    not-bono-ever Not what they want but what is good for them

    this has inspred me to track down shit peckham before it is gone and we get all wistful and teary eyed about it
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  20. JCB

    JCB Well-Known Member

    Will New Cross every gentrify? Great architecture, good houses, zone 2, quick commute into central London. Still a shit hole.
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  21. Orang Utan


    Having said that, there was a really bad double murder there some years ago that seem to have tainted the place.
    New Cross double murder - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
  22. Puddy_Tat

    Puddy_Tat meh

    A few gems -

    This (opens as rtf file - so word or some such required) is the notes of a radical history walk around New Cross, put together by the guy who does the Transpontine blog (he does occasionally lead a version of the walk - worth going if you get the chance)

    Some New Cross highlights from Transpontine -

    some New Cross music

    the 1920s New Cross Super Kinema (now The Venue)

    Deptford Town Hall (New Cross)

    The Red Flag (the song that is) was written on a train home to, and finished at home in New Cross
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  23. Puddy_Tat

    Puddy_Tat meh

    Some New Cross past -

    Afghan Hounds racing at New Cross Stadium, 1958 (part of where Bridge House Meadows is now - it did speedway racing as well as doggies)

    London's last tram at New Cross depot (now New Cross bus garage), 1952
  24. oryx

    oryx Sitting on the bock of the day

    That stadium looks enormous!
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  25. Puddy_Tat

    Puddy_Tat meh

    capacity of 26,000 according to wikipedia
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  26. mod

    mod A modernist

    Thanks. Lots of ingesting stuff there. Loved this....

    - Alex James from Blur recalls that on his 21st birthday in 1989, when he and other band members were squatting in a semi-derelict flat at 302A New Cross Road, Damon Albarn 'climbed on to the roof of Deptford Town Hall next door and changed the time on the big clock, which stayed at the wrong time for several years' (Bit of a Blur: the Autobiography, 2010).
  27. BigMoaner

    BigMoaner Don't kill the lion

    Five Bells, one of the great Millwall pubs is closing. Gutted. The stories about that pub!
  28. sealion

    sealion Well-Known Member

    I believe it will remain as a pub after some kind of refurb. Hopefully it remains a wall pub on matchdays.
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  29. BigMoaner

    BigMoaner Don't kill the lion

    Love the pic btw
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  30. sealion

    sealion Well-Known Member

    Needs a keg rolling along it.:thumbs:
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