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Thornton Heath Chitter Chatter Thread

Discussion in 'London and the South East' started by boohoo, Jun 16, 2016.

  1. Guineveretoo

    Guineveretoo Mostly bewildered

    I drove past the Railway Telegraph pub today and thought it looked nice. It's a Youngs pub.

    Anyone know it?

    Or there is the Wetherspoons. I was in there today.

    The disabled toilet smelt of piss and the floor was slippy in there.

    But, according to my 4 Year old grandson, the pub has got "lovely, lovely carpet" throughout. And he liked the cheesy pasta.
     
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  2. Callie

    Callie Pivoting

    The Pawsons Arms has (had...not been in there for a while) a nice greyhound called Mr Big or something similar and sometimes the barman let's you feed the dog pepperamis :D

    I like it but I'm not sure it's everyone cup of tea. Think they're quite sport orientated. Dartboards, TVs showing stuff, palace etc.

    I would have claimed it as my local because of the dog but it's a bit far to walk for just a pint from mine :D
     
  3. Callie

    Callie Pivoting

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    Pawsons Arms greyhound...relaxing?
     
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  4. boohoo

    boohoo Part-time Cat

    Been past the Lord Napier - not been in it.

    Where's the Pawson's arms?
     
  5. Hoss

    Hoss ...It was the blurst of times...

    Likewise - The Lord Napier looks alright.

    I'm still doing up our house, can't even think about socialising :eek: We had to extend the lease on our flat by a month as there's a shitload of work to do and we can't really live on a building site with a 2 year old who seems oddly attracted to mouldy carpets, wood scraps and sharp screws :facepalm:...it's slowly falling into place and I think this coming week will be a huge improvement/milestone if it all goes to plan (i.e. we'll have a bathroom :hmm: )...

    I've learnt a lot about DIY and how flaky tradespeople can be

    I've already met a few really lovely neighbours who have been incredibly welcoming and a few shopkeepers in the area who also seem lovely. It's a really mixed area, our road alone is insanely diverse from what I can tell. It's London at it's best, IMO. Having moved from 10years renting in East Dulwich to calling Thornton Heath home, I am feeling very happy and positive :cool:
     
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  6. boohoo

    boohoo Part-time Cat

    Hoss - which bit of the heath are you near?
     
  7. Hoss

    Hoss ...It was the blurst of times...

    Right inbetween London Road and Thornton Heath Rec. Station-wise it's pretty much equidistant from Norbury and TH.

    Where are you?
     
  8. boohoo

    boohoo Part-time Cat

    I am up by Grangewood Park - so the big lots of trees on the hill you can see behind Tescos.

    I like the Rec and have had a good wander through the area. I walked from Beulah Spa on Beulah Hill to London Road and then back to mine one day. It's a nice long walk.
     
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  9. Guineveretoo

    Guineveretoo Mostly bewildered

    Has no-one been to the railway telegraph?

    Does anyone fancy checking it out?
     
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  10. Miss-Shelf

    Miss-Shelf Up to my tits in quilts

    I walked past there
    by good fortune I met a great builder who was doing up the next door house. He's doing some good work for me for a very good price. He's got a Croydon crew and he's quick ...if you want his number let me know

    Also I agree Thornton Heath feels like hackney used to in 1992 ...which means I'm part of the incoming gentrifying posse sadly
     
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  11. Guineveretoo

    Guineveretoo Mostly bewildered

    I want his number, please, particulary if he does demolition - I need a garage going.
     
  12. Miss-Shelf

    Miss-Shelf Up to my tits in quilts

    He does. I will text it
     
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  13. Callie

    Callie Pivoting

    :D another request for the builder details please!

    I've not been in the railway telegraph but wouldn't say no :)

    It's on Pawsons Rd which is off of Whitehorse Rd and near the Queens Rd Cemetery. There's another pub down the road from there called the Lion Inn. Queens Rd Cemetery is worth a wander if you're round that way.
     
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  14. Hoss

    Hoss ...It was the blurst of times...

    Thanks Miss-Shelf I'll give you a PM if I need his number. Fingers crossed our guy will come through on Monday!


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  15. boohoo

    boohoo Part-time Cat

  16. Guineveretoo

    Guineveretoo Mostly bewildered

    Thanks
     
  17. boohoo

    boohoo Part-time Cat

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    Picnic in the Park At Grangewood Park - next weekend! Please come along. I will be on one of the stalls. :)
     
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  18. boohoo

    boohoo Part-time Cat

    Rumour that the Thomas Farley has closed - fine and unusual interior - would be a shame for it to go.
     
  19. Guineveretoo

    Guineveretoo Mostly bewildered

    I'm not going this year because it clashes with other events I'm involved in, like the South Norwood Community Festival.

    But, in the past, the picnic in Grangewood Park has been great!
     
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  20. boohoo

    boohoo Part-time Cat

    It is a shame it clashes. :(
     
  21. Oula

    Oula Well-Known Member

    The secret life of Wetherspoon’s freaky carpets
     
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  22. Guineveretoo

    Guineveretoo Mostly bewildered

    Although it clashes, my daughter has decided that she is going to the Grangewood Park event (she and her partner were founder members of the Friends of Grangewood Park) and taking my sister-in-law and my nephew with her, so I will be leaving the stall at the South Norwood Community Festival to others for a while, and heading over there instead!
     
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  23. Guineveretoo

    Guineveretoo Mostly bewildered

    Well, I will be!

    I had never realised that they all had different carpets. I kind of assumed there was a corporate design or something. So I just thought my grandson was being toddlerish. Which he kind of was, but he was also telling the truth, I guess - if he thinks it was a lovely, lovely carpet, then it was :D

    ETA It has also made me wonder what happens to these unique and expensive carpets when the pubs close, such as the one down the road in South Norwood.
     
  24. twentythreedom

    twentythreedom doesn't like the cut of your jib

    I visited TH recently and I have to say that even as a born and bred North Londoner I like it. It reminded me of late '90s Homerton. Which is a good thing :)
     
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  25. Guineveretoo

    Guineveretoo Mostly bewildered

    My daughter and her lot got there, but my rellies didn't make it to Croydon at all, and I was so knackered after fighting with a gazebo and a load of banners in a strong wind and rain, that I gave up and went home and missed both events! :(
     
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  26. xenon

    xenon ·≈0

    Lord Napier used to be quite a friendly pub. Known for it's live Jazz. Big hall and marveless beaten up old piano with it's guts virtually hanging out.

    Got taken over a few years ago and went down hill a bit. Less music, bit rougher IIRC. Dunno what it's like now but glad it's still open.
     
  27. xenon

    xenon ·≈0

    Grangewood Park. Just up from where my dad lives. I'm not into flowers and that but remember they always had really impressive beds of various coloured plants.

    Well, if you're impressed by seeing a big square of red next to one of blue and so on.

    Have they still got a parade of shops along there
     
  28. Guineveretoo

    Guineveretoo Mostly bewildered

    The parade of shops has gone, but the park is still there. There was an event there yesterday in fact. It is now mostly run by a group calling themselves the Friends of Grangewood Park who have been liaising with the council to get play equipment fixed, and money for plants and trees, and have then been organising community plantings and weedings and litter collections.
     
  29. BigMoaner

    BigMoaner Don't kill the lion

    Just back from Grangewood. Its like my kids back garden in a way. Thornton heath is changing fast. But the more time I spend here, the more I like it as it is. It has lots of charm, beneath the scruffy veneer.
     
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  30. BigMoaner

    BigMoaner Don't kill the lion

    All - try the new polish deli. Its the nuts.
     

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