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boohoo

No.
So to welcome our newest resident, I think we need our own thread....

Miss-Shelf

BigMoaner Hoss xenon Guineveretoo Callie

There is a clean up on Saturday 18 June in Thornton Heath Rec. They will be cleaning up the brook and litter picking in the park with support from the council, Veolia and Thames21.

Meeting at the Carew Road entrance at 10.15am - there will be a very important H&S talk at 10.25am near the community garden. Finishing at 12.45pm
 

Guineveretoo

Mostly bewildered
What an omission, not to have a Thornton Heath thread. Well done for correcting that. :)

I don't think I know which pub the Thomas Farley is.

When I first moved here, I tried the pubs in Thornton Heath, and there was one I quite liked - if only because it was so friendly and not too busy - but that was years ago.

Time to explore it some more, perhaps.
 

Callie

Pivoting
I know nothing about the Thomas Farley which is sort of middle is on the high street, on the left if you're facing tescowards but I did go to drink there once when I was on route to the Croydon volunteers centre. Actually it was probably after :oops:

I'm not really a TH dweller, I'm in Broad Green but did live on Boswell Rd off of Brigstocke Rd 20 years ago and Broughton Rd down by the pond for a bit.

Dunno if it's of any interest to you boohoo but I think this weekend onwarss is Croydon Heritage Week with various walks, talks and bits and bobs happening.
 

Guineveretoo

Mostly bewildered
Also can anyone tell me more about the Thomas Farley pub?
I have just realised, via google, that the Thomas Farley is the pub I was talking about which I went to 15 years ago, and which was quiet but friendly.

Not sure how helpful that is, though, because I have no idea if it is run by the same people.

Just found this review written about 4 years ago, which says it is named after a local landowner. The Thomas Farley in Thornton Heath
 

Hoss

...It was the blurst of times...
I will be in the neighbourhood all weekend but doing essential work on our house so we can move in end of July.

and thanks for the welcome boohoo :D

I will be up for pub visits once we've moved. Will report back and post up findings i.e. (is the Guinness any good? and other burning questions).
 

xenon

ContentIsBuffering....
I'm in TH this weekend, visiting my dad. Probably not up forcleaning parks... :oops:

We should have TH drinks one day. :) :hmm:. Am well out of touch re any decent pubs there. My dad doesn't drink any more... Thomas Farley, end of Parchmore road? by the clock tower (which has probably gone actually.) used to be the Prince of Wales. Was... Quite sketchy.
 

xenon

ContentIsBuffering....
It was called Big Hand Hmo's or sommat before that. Think that was in the McKenzie brothers era. Had a boxing gym up stairs.
 

boohoo

No.
I'm in TH this weekend, visiting my dad. Probably not up forcleaning parks... :oops:

We should have TH drinks one day. :) :hmm:. Am well out of touch re any decent pubs there. My dad doesn't drink any more... Thomas Farley, end of Parchmore road? by the clock tower (which has probably gone actually.) used to be the Prince of Wales. Was... Quite sketchy.
I think that one has entirely gone. I was looking at old photos of the area. The developers have a lot to answer for.
 

BigMoaner

Don't kill the lion
Spoons is best.

Had a nice morning out and about th today. Ybr bakery, cornfield bakery for cake, polish deli for bread, Tesco for kids toys, th rec for a bit of green.

They are cleaning the pavements. Looks great.

Big restaurant opening on Whitehorse roundabout, no idea what it'll be like.

Daughter starts at Whitehorse in Sept.

The last area truly untouched by gentrification in zones 1-4.
 

BigMoaner

Don't kill the lion
there was a massive party in the rec the other day, totally illegally - giant speaker sound system :) but a lot :mad: among residents
 

BigMoaner

Don't kill the lion
massive street party from 11pm to 4am on whitehorse, music blaring from cars, 200 odd teenagers having a great time. local residents up in arms, i guess me one of them, as police never showed up to disperse. it was a bit of a joke with so many people having a sleepless night, but it also was good to see teenagers having fun.
 

BigMoaner

Don't kill the lion
Cypress - pleased as it is our closest school. Have to hang out with South Norwood people though. Not quite the same as the Thornton Heath Crew. :D

Did you get the one you wanted?
Yes, Whitehorse. Open evening was last night, felt very warm and friendly.
 

Miss-Shelf

I'll meet you further on up the road
I was in the area briefly today and thought we need a drinks - next week? week after? hoping to move at the weekend or early next week :cool:
 
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