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.South Norwood Tourist Board has been up to mischief, I reckon
Mannequin holding chicken drumstick appears in South Norwood
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.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.
It is great, btw.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 happened before Christmas, actually.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.
What are the local beers they have? Did you know that the Volden Brewery which supplies the Antic Chain is based in Croydon?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.
Hepcat is indeed great. Made by Gipsy Hill Brewery [emoji1360]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
Sad storyIn 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.
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.Someone died in a house fire in South Norwood yesterday afternoon =- that might have affected the bus.
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!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.
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.