South Norwood news and chat

Discussion in 'London and the South East' started by Manuka, May 8, 2014.

  1. BigMoaner

    BigMoaner Don't kill the lion

    norwood junction, i mean
     
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  2. Callie

    Callie Pivoting

    I think they should change the name it just makes me think of irritable bowel syndrome :oops: I havent been as I wasnt sure where it was but I went past it the it the other day. May have to go and investigate.

    If you guys go to the coffee place in stanley halls when I have a day off I would join you :)
     
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  3. Miss-Shelf

    Miss-Shelf I'll meet you further on up the road

  4. Callie

    Callie Pivoting

    Im not going to push any dates as August is pretty busy for me BUT if you lot do meet and Im free I will be there :D
     
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  5. Guineveretoo

    Guineveretoo Mostly bewildered

    I will be popping in there at some point, but only really to say hi to the guys who are running it, as I really cannot make the time to be there in those opening hours, other than when I have my grandson.
     
  6. Guineveretoo

    Guineveretoo Mostly bewildered

    Really? Yeha Noha? It closes at 9 or something, doesn't it?

    ETA Yeah, I checked - it closes at 9pm. it also doesn't open until 11 in the morning, which is why I have stopped using it for morning meetings with people :(
     
  7. boohoo

    boohoo No.

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  8. Miss-Shelf

    Miss-Shelf I'll meet you further on up the road

    estate agent speak about a two bed flat in se25...

    a highly accessible and desired neighborhood
     
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  9. BigMoaner

    BigMoaner Don't kill the lion

    lol. can't be that desired if it's that accessible!
     
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  10. Guineveretoo

    Guineveretoo Mostly bewildered

    Are we now an offshoot of the States? 51st State anyone?
     
  11. passenger

    passenger up and down...

    i love south norwood the old goat house pub, the train station
    the 196 bus, home of the mighty CPFC
     
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  12. Guineveretoo

    Guineveretoo Mostly bewildered

    The goat house pub was demolished a few years ago.

    The rest is still true, though :)
     
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  13. BigMoaner

    BigMoaner Don't kill the lion

    south norwood lake was nice tonight. me and four other carp fisherman dotted around the lake. stayed until it was too dark too see the inside of my tackle box. at one end of the lake there were a ton of swallows getting the late evening midges, havent seen them in such numbers or going so berzerk. these soon turned into bats. tens of dozens of them. no carp though. only one has been landed in the past two weeks, all 29lb of it (weighing the same as 15 bags of sugar.) i did see a fish leap by the bushes at the railroad end, but they do that just to wind up the fisherman, imo. i have a feeling it'll be years before i catch one, no joke either.
     
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  14. oryx

    oryx Sitting on the bock of the day

    OH used to live near the lake and really liked it.

    When he was living there - early-mid 90s - there was a UXB discovered there! Everyone had to leave their homes for a few hours, leaving the windows open. :eek:
     
  15. Guineveretoo

    Guineveretoo Mostly bewildered

    For some reason, I keep seeing flocks of swallows flying around here. I hadn't thought that it may be connected to the fact that we have several lakes.
     
  16. Manuka

    Manuka Member

    Last edited: Sep 25, 2015
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  17. Manuka

    Manuka Member

  18. Manuka

    Manuka Member

    I'm looking forward to Antic... We need a decent pub.
     
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  19. Guineveretoo

    Guineveretoo Mostly bewildered

    We really, really do need a decent pub!! I wish I knew where they are going to be.
     
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  20. Manuka

    Manuka Member

    I reckon Jolly sailor or Wetherspoons... If it was the Portmanor - fantastic. So much suspense
     
  21. Guineveretoo

    Guineveretoo Mostly bewildered

    Is the Jolly Sailor in trouble?

    What about the Alliance - I heard that the hairdressing salon that was about to open there didn't get planning permission, so maybe they're selling.
     
  22. Manuka

    Manuka Member

    Yes, I did think the Alliance, but all the bar stuff has been ripped out. Also, I heard that the owner is keeping the premises for a hair academy.
     
  23. Guineveretoo

    Guineveretoo Mostly bewildered

    I thought Antic would probably want to refurbish anyway, and I also thought they were refused the change of use application.

    It's in a good position for a pub.
     
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  24. Manuka

    Manuka Member

    It would be great if they took the Alliance. It will be interesting...
     
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  25. hash tag

    hash tag member

    I know a first timer buyer who has been hunting around for somewhere to buy for months. She decided upon Sth Norwood as it was the closest place
    to town that she thought she could afford and the easiest commuting place to work. I don't know exact figures but think she has a budget of around £200K,
    which in itself seems crazy. Anyway, she has so far viewed about 40 places, made offers on about 10 and not had one accepted due to being outbid. Some of
    her offers were asking price offers! She was asked in one or two cases if she would like to increase her bid. One or two of the places were open day type
    viewings on a particular day. Absolute madness. She is still looking.
     
  26. ffsear

    ffsear Well-Known Member

    Hmmmm, So an article written by estate agent in Crystal Palace, bigging up South Norwood.
     
  27. Miss-Shelf

    Miss-Shelf I'll meet you further on up the road

    I am not finding it easy buying in this area either:(
     
  28. hash tag

    hash tag member

    She was offered no properties to view last weekend!
     
  29. Miss-Shelf

    Miss-Shelf I'll meet you further on up the road

    I am finding a lack of properties :(
     
  30. Guineveretoo

    Guineveretoo Mostly bewildered

    Two houses opposite me both had signs put up in the last 48 hours, but they went up as "sold"! I guess you need to keep your ear close to the ground, as it were.

    I recently got a letter from Foxtons offering to sell my house. I put it straight in the bin without opening it, because I hate Foxtons, and I also binned the one for my neighbour which was accidentally posted through my door (yes, I know that is illegal, but hey...). But I did have a moment of being taken aback that the grotty bit of Croydon where I live is in the sights of Foxton, and wondering whether this means gentrification is on its way here, even. The house over the road has, seemingly, been sold by them.
     

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