|Posted on Wednesday, 05 January, 2005 - 01:47 pm: |
This forum site promises to redress the balance about SE23. There are loads of positive elements about our community and I'm tired of the constant barrage of ill-informed negative comments. Positive news only!!
|Posted on Wednesday, 05 January, 2005 - 01:56 pm: |
Rob - well done. It's about someone stood up for SE23 rather than slagging it off every 5 minutes. I moved here four years ago from Clapham and think it's great. My kids think the Horniman is fantastic and I love the new pub by the station.
|Posted on Wednesday, 05 January, 2005 - 02:02 pm: |
Excellent new bars/restuarants. The Capitol - not my kind of pub, but it sat empty for so long that a Wetherspoons is better than nothing. A decent comedy night at the Hob. The Horniman.
Oh, and the fact that contrary to comments on other threads, FH is easily one of the safer areas in South London to live.
|Posted on Wednesday, 05 January, 2005 - 02:12 pm: |
Can I suggest that whenever someone posts ill informed, negative rubbish about the area, we counter it by updating this thread? That doesn't include constructive criticism, just the kind of 'I don't go out in FH these days through fear of being gunned down by crack addicts' type of nonsense that we have seen so much of in recent months.
|Posted on Wednesday, 05 January, 2005 - 02:57 pm: |
|Posted on Wednesday, 05 January, 2005 - 03:41 pm: |
Good plan, I have read a lot of negative posts on this site. I have recently moved from Sydenham to Honor Oak and have been very impressed with the community feel with many local residents supporting the shops, bars and restaurants (which all seem to be excellent and friendly - Red Room and the Deli in particular). I also agree that the Dartmouth arms is fantastic.
|Posted on Wednesday, 05 January, 2005 - 05:24 pm: |
Linda Barker and Timothy Spall
|Posted on Wednesday, 05 January, 2005 - 05:26 pm: |
I'd like to highlight thriving pubs like the Railway Telegraph in the People's Republic of Southern Forest Hill. it's high time that the moans about the lack of facilities in other parts of Forest Hill (pubs and high-level railways etc)are properly quietened.
Still - am now half-expecting to find a counter-thread from the notorious shouting cyclist Baggie Dave on "My estate just isn't as posh as it used to be".
|Posted on Wednesday, 05 January, 2005 - 05:58 pm: |
You should see some of the dreadful Xmas decorations in my manor, agreed for once TJ, standards are slipping. But as this is a promoting what is good about FH come down to Wood Vale and check out the interesting cars outside the Parade of shops in Wood Vale, by Moor Park Garage (close to the sight of the former Moor Park Hotel).
Also check out the Chrimbo lights at the Beckenham End of Lennard Rd, OK it isn't SE23 but still worth the visit before 12th night.
|Posted on Wednesday, 05 January, 2005 - 08:23 pm: |
Since when could Linda Barker be classed as an asset to the area? Fairly sure she took her dulcet tones to East Dulwich some years ago anyway and now slags FH as the place she got tired waiting to up and come in the Sunday "style" supplements...seem to remember reading once
|Posted on Thursday, 06 January, 2005 - 01:12 am: |
Hmmm, now you might not be the same Rob that reacted so strongly to my recent comments. But if you are, just to remind you that I was being positive about Forest hill saying I didn't think the playground facilities were bad at all and that we also live in one of the greenest areas of London. You didn't readily agree with that as I recall.
|Posted on Thursday, 06 January, 2005 - 01:20 am: |
The truth is that Forest Hill is neither incredibly good or extremely bad. It falls somewhere in the middle. There are some nice new developments but other things have deteriorated, a bit.
|Posted on Thursday, 06 January, 2005 - 09:39 am: |
Cathy - no, it's a different Rob. I suspect that there are quite a few in SE23. Keep the positive comments coming...
|Posted on Friday, 07 January, 2005 - 09:11 am: |
The Horniman is amazing.
The new pubs are great.
The new restaurants are great.
The shops at both ends of Perry Vale are great.
One Tree Hill is great.
Honor Oak Park and parade are both great.
(courtesy of Liz)
|Posted on Monday, 10 January, 2005 - 10:28 am: |
To reply to Hiltop's slur against the omnipresent lovely Linda, she does in fact live one street off SE23, a sort of no man's land before East Dulwich proper.
To hopefully illicit a witty and or provocative response off Toffee Jim, seeing what our Linda has done to the immediate area I can't wait for the posh side of the tracks to be redesignated as South Dulwich, or lower Dulwich Hill or off Dulwich Common. You should have seen what happened to the house prices in Birkenhead when it lost its Liverpool post code and became part of Cheshire.
In the spirit of accentuating the positive rather than picking fights (are you still mediating Jack me lad ?), the nature reserves by the railway line and on the site of the disused railway line below Hornimans should also be included. I also like Camberwell New Cemetary but think we have strayed into SE23 again.
And we did have a reputation as being arty (one of my old threads) which is being rekindled in Havelock Walk. There is also some nature reserve off Albion Villas Road.
|Posted on Monday, 10 January, 2005 - 10:48 am: |
Dave, I've been busy locking horns with Liz and the doom and gloom merchants of late, so have not been keeping track of your epic battle with TJ, but am happy to continue mediating.
A quick scan of the threads, however, reveals that TJ has been letting the side down of late. He was last seen calling you a notorious shouting cyclist, but since then...nothing...perhaps he has run out of insults?
|Posted on Monday, 10 January, 2005 - 01:14 pm: |
Timothy Spall - a great actor and local resident. His accent was so convincing in Auf Wiedersehen, Pet, that, to this day, one of my (Brummie) friends refuses to believe that he was putting it on and that he is in fact a Londoner.
His son, Rafe, can be seen in the excellent Shaun of the Dead, although I'm not sure if he also lives in the area - probably not.
|Posted on Monday, 10 January, 2005 - 01:36 pm: |
BaggieDave, good luck to you if your posh estate is to secede from SE23 into SE22. You'd need to lobby Southwark Council on the naming. Perhaps they'd let you have Lower Peckham if you asked nicely although what about the charmingly evocative Upper Dulwich Bottom?
I'm feeling a bit peeved about Hilltop and Newman giving Linda Barker a hard time, especially as it means having to side with Dave, but she has lived in this area for many years - I suspect a good deal longer than many other contributors (in fact she was good mates with the folk I bought my house from - I've got a very tastefully designed bathroom to prove it - and no there's not a spot of MDF in sight).
By the way Havelock Walk's looking a bit mega-smart these days isn't it - it seems to be even more fancily done up than it was a few months ago. Pity about the forthcoming Sainsbury's extension though gobbling up all the space that could have been used to extend this lovely community.
|Posted on Monday, 10 January, 2005 - 02:35 pm: |
At last, something that TJ and Dave agree on (lovely Linda (in no way irritating) Barker), so more positive news for this thread.
|Posted on Tuesday, 11 January, 2005 - 09:58 am: |
TJ you have confused me now - from all your rantings it is clear that you come from Lower Sydenham or Catford, yet your house seems to be more likely to be located in my posh estate. But thanks for your suggestions for a new name for my estate, 'Tewkesbury Lodge' sounds far too pretentious, and your ideas sound on par with the neck of the woods that I am from 'Lickey End'. I'm off to play with my newmate Newman - and for his information Lickey End is near Brum, likable as he is Timmy Spall's accent does switch from Buurrmingam to Black countraay too frequently for my liking.
|Posted on Tuesday, 11 January, 2005 - 02:47 pm: |
How about the East London Line Extension? Should be positive when (if) it's built.
|Posted on Friday, 14 January, 2005 - 01:48 pm: |
No one has mentioned the views! Surely a great asset. And the people - apart from the whingers and some of the minor celebs. Timothy Spall helped me with a buggy at Honor Oak Station once - nice chap.
|Posted on Saturday, 15 January, 2005 - 10:31 pm: |
Agreed, great views from my posh estate; howabout you TJ, the gasworks wall, your two pubs, and a home storage depot. Met Timothy Spall in a Greenwich pub but too humble to do "I'm not worthy" But more relevant is that my mate Michael Blakes seven will soon be appearing in East Enders as a vicker.
|Posted on Sunday, 16 January, 2005 - 12:32 pm: |
At last it appears that the Sainsbury's development is under way. Definitely very positive news. Now is the time to start lobbying for what the new retail site attached to Sainsbury's will be.
|Posted on Sunday, 16 January, 2005 - 06:25 pm: |
I've got a pub at either end of my road AND two curry houses. How good is that?
|Posted on Thursday, 21 September, 2006 - 10:40 pm: |
Whatever happened to this interesting thread. Come on new posters say something good. But not about the ELL extension please.
|Posted on Friday, 22 September, 2006 - 07:26 pm: |
Baggy - are you really from Lickey End? I know Lickey end or at least the railway incline!
|Posted on Monday, 25 September, 2006 - 01:08 pm: |
The Lickey Incline, now we are talking (but probably off topic): www.terencecuneo.co.uk/images/jpegs/Lickey%20Incli ne.jpg
|Posted on Monday, 25 September, 2006 - 01:39 pm: |
OK on positive news - I had a great lunch in the Herne Tavern the other day. Probably a few too many loud kids (and louder parents) on a Sunday, but its well worth a visit.
|Posted on Monday, 25 September, 2006 - 06:27 pm: |
I'm having my bathroom done by a guy I met in the Prince of Wales on Perry Hill. I hope that's good news as I will be able to have a shower for the first time in years.
|Posted on Monday, 25 September, 2006 - 11:05 pm: |
p.s. my dad is a great fan of Cuneo. (definitely off topic)
|Posted on Wednesday, 27 September, 2006 - 10:18 am: |
Good news for me is Forest Hill Sainsburys now selling Warburton's wholemeal bread. Don't know what took them so long.
|Posted on Thursday, 05 October, 2006 - 11:47 am: |
hi, I still can't get Corn-fed chickens at Sainsbury's though other branches stock them.
|Posted on Thursday, 05 October, 2006 - 08:49 pm: |
Good news? Well does bittersweet count? I was very recently made redundant and have been immersing myself (literally) in working at wildlife conservation sites in Lewisham. Only on Monday I donned a pair of fisherman's waders and helped clear out a pond that had been attacked by vandals. Doing this work has allowed me to discover just what an array of green spaces we're blessed with round here. It's also stopped me moping around too much post-redundancy so I'd recommend it to anyone who has a bit of spare time. Contact either the British Trust for Conservation Volunteers or The London Wildlife Trust. Both organisations need your help in the Lewisham area.
|Posted on Thursday, 05 October, 2006 - 11:15 pm: |
Nice one, Seeformiles. Best positive news I've heard in a long time.
|Posted on Friday, 20 October, 2006 - 11:55 am: |
I had a really nice journey from Norwood Junction on Tuesday night. Ahead of the rush from the footy match, eight carriages, only a quarter full, air con, quiet, smooth, punctual
|Posted on Friday, 20 October, 2006 - 12:16 pm: |
Hi Baggy Dave
I expect you did have a good night. I hear the Baggies were fortunate to win
|Posted on Thursday, 26 October, 2006 - 12:40 pm: |
Now Brian, did I actually mention that I had visited Selhurst Park (probably most exspensive seats in the fizzy pop league)? You will note that I never bring the conversation down to this level. And as for the dig at people coming from West Bromwich, you should have noted from other threads that I am a North Worcestershire boy. However most happy to talk about Banks', that (hopefully) Wolverhampton and Dudley will keep the Jennings Brewery open in Carlisle, but on a down side (and the only thing of relevance to this site) they operate the grim Pitcher and Piano chain. And the train service that night was exceptionally good, not my usual experience.
|Posted on Friday, 27 October, 2006 - 09:03 pm: |
There's a fungal foray taking place in Sydenham Hill Woods this Sunday the 29th.
For more info go to:
|Posted on Friday, 27 October, 2006 - 09:07 pm: |
Can't get that link to work so try this one instead and scroll to page 28. Lots of other great events happening too.