West Norwood news, chitter chatter and gossip

Discussion in 'Brixton' started by clandestino, Apr 6, 2009.

  1. Me76

    Me76 Not very good lurker

    Jam session happening in the Horns on Tuesday. Bring your instrument and see what happens.
     
  2. Smick

    Smick Strictly Second Class

    Electric Cafe was listed as the third best greasy spoon in this week's Time Out. It was also used for the cover of the feature.
     
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  3. clandestino

    clandestino no llevar papel

    Yeah, I was really pleased when I saw that. I love the Electric Cafe.
     
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  4. discobastard

    discobastard Well-Known Member

    Since I was last up on Knights Hill by the Great North Wood, I notice there are now two recently opened beer shops.

    The Good Drinker and also a branch of Art & Craft (next to Pintadera) who are also in Streatham. Both very decent and friendly places with lots of local beers and a load of other stuff too.

    I've just liberated a very nice selection of fruity pale ales

    Also had lunch at Pintadera yesterday, first time I'd been in. Had a great Gorgonzola ciabatta. Lovely atmosphere and very friendly staff. Will def be going up there again soon
     
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  5. colacubes

    colacubes Well-Known Member

    Pintadera are ace :) Did the food for my wedding at v short notice and it was both v tasty and massive :cool:
     
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  6. BigMoaner

    BigMoaner Don't kill the lion

    my mum, who lives in West Norwood, was talking to the big florists down by the church - owner said that trade was down and rents were rising. And that "the new crowd in West Norwood" don't buy as much as flowers as the people they've replaced. It'd be a shame if the long term businesses on the high street begin to get priced out, Brixton mark II!
     
  7. Nanker Phelge

    Nanker Phelge Monkey Boy

    Yes, it really would.

    Who are this 'new crowd'? What is their demographical make up?
     
  8. Lizzy Mac

    Lizzy Mac Well-Known Member

    I know quite a few people who moved from flats in Herne Hill to get houses in Tulse Hill and West Norwood once they had kids. I'm not not saying it's just them like.
     
  9. tommers

    tommers Your disco needs you

    I get flowers from them every anniversary (they did our wedding bouquet) and we bought our Xmas tree from them too.

    But I'm a proper salt of the earth type and have lived here for years. Not like some people. :hmm:
     
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  10. colacubes

    colacubes Well-Known Member

    I am a recent interloper (just over a year). In that time I've had 2 Xmas trees, my wedding bouquet and numerous other purchases from there :hmm:
     
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  11. tommers

    tommers Your disco needs you

    It's your sort that are killing the high street.
     
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  12. BigMoaner

    BigMoaner Don't kill the lion

    I have no idea tbh. That's what she said. It has gone slightly more upmarket, but its still a great town Imo.
     
  13. BigMoaner

    BigMoaner Don't kill the lion

    I have noticed they are knocking down the old library? It'd be great if the cinema that was always talked about would go there. Is it still going ahead?
     
  14. Nanker Phelge

    Nanker Phelge Monkey Boy

    There are a lot of young renters appearing locally.....

    The amount of exposed ankles is certainly on the increase. Wax jackets and beards too. I sense a disturbance in the force.
     
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  15. BigMoaner

    BigMoaner Don't kill the lion

    :Dthe non-flower buying wankers
     
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  16. Nanker Phelge

    Nanker Phelge Monkey Boy

    They don't have time to look after anything but their own selfish whims....

    ....the scumbalinnas!!!!
     
  17. colacubes

    colacubes Well-Known Member

    Yes. Due to open late this year.
     
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  18. boohoo

    boohoo No.

    Welcome back to the boards! :D
     
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  19. clandestino

    clandestino no llevar papel

    And it would be a real shame if Floral Hall goes - that place is the heart and soul of West Norwood, as far as I'm concerned.
     
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  20. Me76

    Me76 Not very good lurker

    We boycott tescos because it got rid of their stall outside.

    Do people know Kate winslett got her wedding flowers from there?
     
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  21. ringo

    ringo Macaroni cheese controller

    Nope nope nope

    West Norwood public toilet news:
    "They aim to keep as many of the original features as they reasonably can including retaining the first row of urinals in the Gents, with shelves between each one so that people can sit at them with their laptops."

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    Norwood News
     
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  22. Maharani

    Maharani Just like Heaven

    Well I never! Didn't even know there were toilets down there.
     
  23. colacubes

    colacubes Well-Known Member

    I just got the same email :facepalm::rolleyes::D
     
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  24. ringo

    ringo Macaroni cheese controller

    They're by the entrance to the Tesco car park.
     
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  25. Me76

    Me76 Not very good lurker

    There's a cafe on Great Titchfield Street up town that was built in old toilets. It was my old boss's favourite place to go. :hmm:
     
  26. T & P

    T & P |-o-| (-o-) |-o-|

    I'd always assumed they were toilets because the entrance has just that look. I never thought they'd be reopened though.
     
  27. Me76

    Me76 Not very good lurker

    About ten years ago I heard it was on the market for about £10k and someone bought it and was trying to get planning permission for a flat. That obviously didn't work out.
     
  28. Nanker Phelge

    Nanker Phelge Monkey Boy

    I looked at the houses by the toilets, they were new builds....but the toilets infront, and tesco next door, put me right off....the toilets had become like giant rubbish bins.....good value for money, but in a shit place.....also didn't wanna be woken by Tesco deliveries every day.
     
  29. Cartoon Man

    Cartoon Man Well-Known Member

    Ithink we can all see why the toilets closed, their traffic lights were out of order. Must have been chaos down there!
     
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  30. sparkybird

    sparkybird ask the bird...

    I'm thinking of going to the Great North Wood for lunch next Sunday. Any views??
    Thanks
    SB
     

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