RIP Lawrence (New Park Road greengrocer)

Discussion in 'Brixton' started by brix, Feb 25, 2009.

  1. brix

    brix spinster of this parish

    Those of you who live around New Park Road will know Lawrence the green grocer, a lovely, generous and kind man. He's been ill for a while with cancer and I'm extremely sad to say that he passed away yesterday.

    My thoughts go out to his wife and family. Rest in peace Lawrence, you were an absolutely top bloke who was loved and respected by the community.
     
  2. linerider

    linerider Funk Soul Bother

    He'll be missed.
    He was a true gent.
     
  3. Minnie_the_Minx

    Minnie_the_Minx someinenhhanding menbag and me ah bollox

    :eek:


    :(

    He was a lovely guy. That's such a shame
     
  4. Kanda

    Kanda Diving wanker

    Had a few beers in The Hand for him last night.
     
  5. han

    han brixton hill hobbit

    Really sad to hear this :(

    He was a lovely bloke, and he will be missed by many of us.

    RIP Lawrence. X
     
  6. Cowley

    Cowley Well-Known Member

    :(

    RIP Lawrence.
     
  7. billythefish

    billythefish toad licker

    Very sorry to hear this. RIP Lawrence.
     
  8. El Jefe

    El Jefe .. the Rural Juror

    didn't know the guy, but the depth of upset in the Hand last night made it clear he was much loved :(
     
  9. ajdown

    ajdown Posting in this thread

    *raises a glass for Lawrence*
     
  10. ajdown

    ajdown Posting in this thread

    I noticed they were open today as I came home, so I popped in for a few bits. Apparently the funeral is on Friday, and is open to anyone who wants to go. It leaves New Park Road at 12.30 sharp, and the service is at Norwood Crematorium at 1.00pm.

    I told them I'd post it on here.

    They will, of course, be closed on friday, plus saturday and sunday, and hope to return to normal opening from next Monday.
     
  11. brix

    brix spinster of this parish

    I think there will be drinks in the Hand in Hand on Friday after the funeral.

    I'll be popping in on Friday evening with some neighbours to raise a glass to Lawrence. Would be good to see other wastelanders in there.
     
  12. Kanda

    Kanda Diving wanker

    Hand is my local... I'll be in there a bit later.
     
  13. ajdown

    ajdown Posting in this thread

    Yes, the guy in there said there'd be "drinks in the Hand" after the service. Not sure waht time though.

    You'll be safe though, I'll be at work so I won't be able to join in.
     
  14. brix

    brix spinster of this parish

    I'm sure that anyone who wanted to come and raise a glass to Lawrence (soft drink or alcohol) would be more then welcome.
     
  15. linerider

    linerider Funk Soul Bother

    I spoke to them them today they told me leaving the shop at 12.15 sharp for 1pm at the crematorium.Drinks from 2.30 in the Hand.
    It sounds like alot of people will be at the crematorium.
     
  16. Minnie_the_Minx

    Minnie_the_Minx someinenhhanding menbag and me ah bollox


    Good, hope he gets a good send-off :)
     
  17. SW2LEEDS

    SW2LEEDS Well-Known Member

    Lawrence

    Lawrence you were an absolute Gent, and truly one of the funniest men I ever met. My heart goes out to julie and the girls and the rest of the family.
    We will give lawrence a great send off on friday. God bless you Lawrence.
     
  18. han

    han brixton hill hobbit

    I'm sure he had an amazing send-off. We're gonna pop down the Hand in a bit.
     
  19. han

    han brixton hill hobbit

    See you there perhaps....
     
  20. Kanda

    Kanda Diving wanker

    I'll be down about 7 ish I reckon.
     
  21. brix

    brix spinster of this parish

    Oh no :( If I'd seen this earlier I'd have gone down a bit later. I'm actually back at home now having gone down straight after work for a couple of drinks in Lawrence's honour.

    I'd still recommend going down though. The Hand's more packed than I've ever seen it and there's an almost party atmosphere. It's a brilliant turnout - shows just how much he was loved. Such a shame Lawrence isn't around because he'd have loved it :)

    Make sure you check out the photo album they've got set up on a table. Amazing pictures of Lawrence as a young man. He looks so cool :cool:
     
  22. han

    han brixton hill hobbit

    aaw, shame we didn't catch you. We were there from 6 for a couple of hours.

    It was an amazing turnout wasn't it - a fantastic atmosphere for a funeral and a really good send-off.
     
  23. Kanda

    Kanda Diving wanker

    I'm off down there now. Bit late :(
     
  24. SW2LEEDS

    SW2LEEDS Well-Known Member

    Lawrence send off

    A Truly fantastic send off and well deserved, it was lovely to see everyone there, thank you all from The hand.
     
  25. brix

    brix spinster of this parish

  26. Minnie_the_Minx

    Minnie_the_Minx someinenhhanding menbag and me ah bollox

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