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Guineveretoo

Mostly bewildered
I'd like it a lot better if she wasn't hanging on a cross. In the photo above she looks like she could be the angel of the South. But can't bear the crucifix image - grim.
I know - it does look like a crucifixion! But, apparently, it's a shop mannequin which its owner reckons dates from the days of bat wings on women's clothes.
 

Guineveretoo

Mostly bewildered
I'm excited. I just found out that the Portland Arms pub opened a couple of hours ago.

That's the second new pub to open in South Norwood recently. This time, it's on the site of a pub that was boarded up for years.
 

Guineveretoo

Mostly bewildered
IMG_2640.JPG Also, there are still tickets left for the film club showing of the Muppets Christmas Carol at Stanley Halls.
 
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Guineveretoo

Mostly bewildered
In other news, part of my road is currently cordoned off as a knife-wielding burglar is evading capture.

Chaos on the road, as it is a busy thoroughfare and the police are trying to manage traffic chaos as well as track down the burglar as it gets dark.

According to news reports on the internet, they have failed, and he has escaped. This is actually making me feel quite nervous, and I have decided that I am staying at home (I was going to go shopping)!

ETA - the knife wielder escaped initially but ended up sitting on a garage on one of the side streets, still holding the knife and with a police spot light on him.

He reportedly demanded cigarettes, which he didn't get.

After several hours, he came down and was taken away.

He looked like a young man.

One of the locals say they saw him earlier on knocking on doors and saying that he was in trouble, but being turned away.
 
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Guineveretoo

Mostly bewildered
I'm excited. I just found out that the Portland Arms pub opened a couple of hours ago.

That's the second new pub to open in South Norwood recently. This time, it's on the site of a pub that was boarded up for years.
It is great, btw.

Including serving local beers. The only food they are doing at the moment are burgers, including a cauliflower one for people like me who don't eat meat.
 
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Guineveretoo

Mostly bewildered
I think that's sort of appropriate. It was the end of the xmas season anyway.

Think of her like one of thse incredibly elaborate Buddhist sand paintings where, once the ceremonial is finished, the painting is just blown away. :cool:
It happened before Christmas, actually.

But I don't think she was meant to be a Christmas decoration. I thought she was meant to be art.
 

Callie

Pivoting
It is great, btw.

Including serving local beers. The only food they are doing at the moment are burgers, including a cauliflower one for people like me who don't eat meat.
What are the local beers they have? Did you know that the Volden Brewery which supplies the Antic Chain is based in Croydon?
 

Guineveretoo

Mostly bewildered
I am not a beer drinker, so those mean nothing to me, but I understand from beer drinkers in my family that Hepcat is good and is local. They have a policy, apparently, of supporting local breweries.

I just found out, whilst looking for that photo, that they also do a range of different teas.

They are on facebook: The Portland Arms | Facebook
 
I am not a beer drinker, so those mean nothing to me, but I understand from beer drinkers in my family that Hepcat is good and is local. They have a policy, apparently, of supporting local breweries.

I just found out, whilst looking for that photo, that they also do a range of different teas.

They are on facebook: The Portland Arms | Facebook
Hepcat is indeed great. Made by Gipsy Hill Brewery [emoji1360]
 

Miss-Shelf

I'll meet you further on up the road
In other news, part of my road is currently cordoned off as a knife-wielding burglar is evading capture.

Chaos on the road, as it is a busy thoroughfare and the police are trying to manage traffic chaos as well as track down the burglar as it gets dark.

According to news reports on the internet, they have failed, and he has escaped. This is actually making me feel quite nervous, and I have decided that I am staying at home (I was going to go shopping)!

ETA - the knife wielder escaped initially but ended up sitting on a garage on one of the side streets, still holding the knife and with a police spot light on him.

He reportedly demanded cigarettes, which he didn't get.

After several hours, he came down and was taken away.

He looked like a young man.

One of the locals say they saw him earlier on knocking on doors and saying that he was in trouble, but being turned away.
Sad story
It explains why the 410 was going awol last night in Thornton Heath
 

Guineveretoo

Mostly bewildered
Someone died in a house fire in South Norwood yesterday afternoon =- that might have affected the bus.
That was on Birchanger Road, and was happening at the same time as the siege on Davidson Road, which confused everybody, including the press, because there were helicopters and ambulances and fire engines all over the place and it was not clear what was for what, and roads were closed in two different areas, but within yards of each other.

But that didn't affect the bus, either. It went along Morland Road and then Portland Road and then back on its route. Thornton Heath is nowhere near and makes no sense. It may just have been an out of service one. Or a lost one! :eek:
 

Guineveretoo

Mostly bewildered
Also, because of the bastard tories cutting the fire service, and that there were two incidents needing fire engines in close proximity, they had to bring in tenders from neighbouring services!!

Bastard Tories. Fucking austerity. Anyone who thinks austerity doesn't risk lives! This on top of the slashing of benefits which pushes people into reliance on food banks and even into homelessness, and the cutting of NHS funds, which is leading to people dying unnecessarily including whilst in ambulances awaiting admission, and dying on trollies whilst awaiting attention from overworked and underpaid health care professionals.

i hate the fucking Tories.


And breathe.....
 
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chillin
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.
The madness of South Norwood....She offered on a place, I think it was May 2015 or thereabouts. Unbelievably, she stuck it out and exchanged this week! :facepalm::eek::confused:

I wonder if she was waiting for my treatment to be over in the hope I could help her move :D
 

Guineveretoo

Mostly bewildered
This Saturday, there is an event at Stanley Halls which is free to enter.

William Stanley.jpg

Invitation to Celebrate William Stanley's 188th Birthday

Join us for a birthday celebration at Stanley Halls on Saturday 4th February, 7pm-11.00pm

Enjoy a drink and a piece of cake, and a chance to celebrate, find out what we've achieved over the last year and hear about the future plans and events at the Halls.

The bar will be open and there will be entertainment throughout the evening.
Please RSVP to Judith@stanleyhalls.org.uk
 

GarveyLives

Well-Known Member
A 26-year-old man who was arrested on suspicion of murdering 74-year-old grandmother, Eulin Hastings in South Norwood has been bailed by police.


The Late Eulin Hastings: A close friend of Ms Hastings, who wished to remain anonymous, said: "We knew her well. She was a lovely and will be missed immensely.

"She was a loving grandmother and It's such a shame to have lost her like this."
 
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