Peckham news, rumours and general chat

Discussion in 'London and the South East' started by not-bono-ever, Jul 2, 2010.

  1. editor

    editor hiraethified

  2. editor

    editor hiraethified

    Some, err, interesting debate on this festival over at the East Dulwich Forum. This seems a tad hyperbolic:
    Followed by:
    The East Dulwich Forum
  3. GarveyLives

    GarveyLives Well-Known Member

    On 13 June 2018, local Peckham resident, 33 year-old Ian Ford, and 24 year-old Kieran Holt of nearby Camberwell, were charged with the attempted murder of a 22-year-old man in Charles Coveney Road, off Southampton Way, SE15 on Saturday 2 June 2018.

    Holt was also charged with possession of a firearm with intent to endanger life.

    Both appeared in custody at Camberwell Green Magistrates' Court on Thursday 14 June 2018.

    This follows an investigation by the Trident and Area Crime Command after officers were called to Wodehouse Avenue shortly before 8.00 p.m. on Saturday 2 June 2018 to reports of a shooting.
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  5. iamwithnail

    iamwithnail Well-Known Member

    Anyone know what's happening down by the station? Blenheim Grove shut off and armed police apparently.
  6. jimbarkanoodle

    jimbarkanoodle Well-Known Member

    I have just moved to Peckham, and haven't managed to have a good scout about yet.

    Just wondering if anyone could offer some tips on a decent greasy spoon, and a solid, cheap, decent boozer?

    Im liking the look of The Greyhound for the latter.

    Im sure ill find out for myself but any pointers appreciated!
  7. lefteri

    lefteri Well-Known Member

    Prince Albert on Bellenden Road
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  8. sealion

    sealion Well-Known Member

    Ollies at the top of Rye lane along from Asda isn't bad for a greasy spoon.
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  9. sankara

    sankara Well-Known Member

    The only pub I ever go to these days is the White Horse, and only then on a Thursday after work as cask ales are £3 a pint then. Depending on where in Peckham you live, the Pyrotechnists Arms on Nunhead Green is a decent proper boozer.
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  10. iamwithnail

    iamwithnail Well-Known Member

    Prince Albert has reinvented itself, it's like the Victoria Inn used to be before *it* reinvented itself again, it's not that cheap any more, but it does have comfy armchairs. Second the White Horse. Crossroads cafe on bellenden road / Danby street corner is a decent faff, it depends where in Peckham you are though jimbarkanoodle ?

    ETA: suspect if you're looking at the greyhound, those are probably the wrong end to be useful.
  11. jimbarkanoodle

    jimbarkanoodle Well-Known Member

    live on Peckham Hill Street, probably nearer the Old Kent Road, but not fussed about walking up towards Rye for a good pint or fry up!
  12. sankara

    sankara Well-Known Member

    I've heard the Duke of Sussex on Commercial Way is good but not been in there myself
  13. Nivag

    Nivag Well-Known Member

    The Prince of Peckham and The Copper Tap are a couple of places my mate has been to recently and thought were ok, says the food is good in one of them. I'll ask him which one that was.
    Though they ain't classic pubs.
  14. craigxcraig

    craigxcraig Prefers 'cxc'

    Not sure if its still there but the Fish and Chip shop on Bird in Bush road is/was excellent.
  15. jimbarkanoodle

    jimbarkanoodle Well-Known Member

    appreciate these suggestions :thumbs:
  16. iamwithnail

    iamwithnail Well-Known Member

    Codfellas on Bellenden Road is excellent as well. :)
    Best coffee round the station is Coal Rooms now that Refreshment's shut down.
    John the Unicorn on Rye Lane is surprisingly good, and some of the beers are pretty reasonable.
  17. not-bono-ever

    not-bono-ever Alles hat ein Ende nur eine Wurst hat zwei

    i quite like John the Unicorn actually.shame about the refrehment room - brexit to blame but i do not want to get into that....

    McDonalds on Rye lane is live theatre - all human life is there if you have the time and grab a ringside seat
  18. jimbarkanoodle

    jimbarkanoodle Well-Known Member

    ive been to John the Unicorn in the past, despite its stupid name, its alright in the fact its a standard Antic pub with fairly reasonable prices.

    McDonalds isnt the best, i loathe to criticise those doing a rather bleak job for crap pay, but i could have reared, slaughtered, processed and cooked my own burger quicker than it took them to hand me a double cheeseburger from the counter the other day!
  19. not-bono-ever

    not-bono-ever Alles hat ein Ende nur eine Wurst hat zwei

    The gowlett is up and running again but without the previous incumbent- not been there this summer though.

    Montpelier and whitehorse also hipster light but seem solid places from my brief incursions

    Next to the white horse is a Colombian take away- cravings- my family love it . It’s a bit meaty for me but if you are into Latin food, then it’s worth a punt
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  20. iamwithnail

    iamwithnail Well-Known Member

    Oh, nice, I've wondered about that place when we've wandered past it.
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  22. not-bono-ever

    not-bono-ever Alles hat ein Ende nur eine Wurst hat zwei

    Radicals, quakers and Peckham

    Talk and discussion at dulwich library on the 6th October

    Its on FB but not going to link - looks to be interesting and has a range of subjects being covered

    "An afternoon of local history to celebrate Quaker Week 2018, sharing stories of people who overcame adversity to make change in the world. A chance to reflect on the lives of:

    - Benjamin Lay (Pictured): The 'First Revolutionary Abolitionist', who tirelessly agitated against slavery, most ferociously within his own faith community. He is best known for his theatrical protests in Pennsylvania, but in his thirties attended Quaker Meetings in South London.

    - Harold Moody: A pioneering leader of the civil rights struggle against discrimination dubbed 'Britain's Martin Luther King'. Moody founded the League of Coloured Peoples. He lived and worked in Peckham with anti-colonial writer Una Marson, and worked closely with the Quakers in his campaigns.

    - Ada Salter: London's first female mayor, Ada was a socialist, feminist, environmentalist and pacifist, best known today for her role in the beautification of London's parks. She is commemorated with a garden in Southwark Park, and a statue alongside her campaigning husband Alfred.

    - Peter Collinson: The Peckham botanist and plant-hunter, who amongst other achievement introduced the 'Tree of Heaven' to Britain.

    Speakers include:

    Eugene Grant: Writer and campaigner in the dwarfism community.

    Varaidzo: Writer featured in Gal-dem, New Statesman, Complex, Dazed, and award-winning anthology 'The Good Immigrant' amongst others.

    Graham Taylor: Biographer of Ada Salter

    Nancy Coleman-Frank: Biographer of Peter Collinson"
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  23. not-bono-ever

    not-bono-ever Alles hat ein Ende nur eine Wurst hat zwei


    sake brewery now up and running in peckham...i would
  24. RoyReed

    RoyReed Must fly!

  25. iamwithnail

    iamwithnail Well-Known Member

  26. sealion

    sealion Well-Known Member

    According to 'locals and experts' , Experts on cool now :D

    It is slowly turning to Brixton mark 2

    Artists and creatives have moved in - tick
    6k for a painting anyone? - tick
    Wanky cafes and hubs - tick
    Four quid for a red stripe - tick
    Rents going through the roof -tick
    Foxtons -tick
    Posh twats floating about looking for local endz ghetto cuisine, but not affordable to most locals - tick
    Same posh twats holding there noses walking past certain food shops -tick
    Streets/roads renamed as villages - tick
    Antic pub - tick

    I could go on but :mad:
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  27. sealion

    sealion Well-Known Member

    I also fear that the Bussey won't be the same in a year or so.
  28. not-bono-ever

    not-bono-ever Alles hat ein Ende nur eine Wurst hat zwei

    Piles of nitrous canisters and Balloons everywhere in a Sunday mornings - tick
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  29. not-bono-ever

    not-bono-ever Alles hat ein Ende nur eine Wurst hat zwei

    Pecks always has artists lying about the place , for decades. It is as cheap, had plenty of studio place and was close the camberwell art school.

    Many of the so called creatives who have moved there now are there because they can monetarise the the whole scene. Fucking gentrification stormtrooper scum
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  30. sealion

    sealion Well-Known Member

    The same that will star in a future guardian article about bankers pricing them out.
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