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  Thread: Unofficial Southern train strike
Post: RE: Unofficial Southern train strike

Having been a bit further afield in the last couple of weeks, as well as my daily communte, from observation the 'action' ususually happens at hub stations and places where conductors change over, so ...
Nick M SE23 Topics 11 10,834 16-06-2016, 03:11 PM
  Thread: Burglars about - Garthorne Rd
Post: RE: Burglars about - Garthorne Rd

Very sorry to hear about this. It is worth installing a burglar alarm if you don't have one and arming it at night for the downstairs area, which is what I do.
Nick M SE23 Topics 16 12,865 03-03-2016, 07:27 PM
  Thread: Train Commuter - Memory Lane
Post: RE: Train Commuter - Memory Lane

I remember the two ticket collectors, a younger man (Tony?) and the older Fred who was very genial and a lovely fella. both West Indian I think. 1970s?
Nick M SE23 Topics 32 26,005 15-01-2016, 11:35 PM
  Thread: Train Commuter - Memory Lane
Post: RE: Train Commuter - Memory Lane

Due to my vintage, I remember when there was only the one carriageway over the railway line! I recall the other concrete carriageway being built probably in late 60s/early 70s .. and the graffitti tha...
Nick M SE23 Topics 32 26,005 04-01-2016, 06:55 PM
  Thread: Ice Cream Van Chimes
Post: Ice Cream Van Chimes

As summer is almost upon us, so again is the annual nuisance of ice cream van chimes. Is it just me, or are they a) too loud, b) played for too long and c) played too frequently? (How many times can y...
Nick M SE23 Topics 24 25,363 13-05-2015, 07:54 PM
  Thread: Police action
Post: RE: Police action

I was burgled 3 years ago and thanks to quick witted neighbours and the presence of a nearby burglary squad car the police gave chase and caught one of the culprits scampering off down the road. It do...
Nick M SE23 Topics 11 12,094 13-04-2015, 10:11 PM
  Thread: New Street Name: "Moonlight Drive" - Objection Deadline
Post: RE: New Street Name: "Moonlight Drive" - Objectio...

Moonlight Drive is the name of a track on the early Doors album 'Strange Days'. Maybe a developer with a sense of rock history. Is the street a cup-de-sac? Maybe it should be called 'The End'!
Nick M SE23 Topics 11 13,039 19-03-2015, 11:07 PM
  Thread: Pedestrian accident at Sainsbury's crossing
Post: RE: Pedestrian accident Sainsbury's crossing

I think we can in fact afford to be critical when a child is involved. Adults can do what they want and make as many poor decisions as they want, and take responsibility for them, but a child cannot. ...
Nick M SE23 Topics 45 45,537 13-02-2015, 04:02 PM
  Thread: Pedestrian accident at Sainsbury's crossing
Post: RE: Pedestrian accident Sainsbury's crossing

It seems extraordinary to me that a parent would risk the life of their child by pushing a buggy across traffic when the light is against them and in favour of the traffic, stationary or not. The chil...
Nick M SE23 Topics 45 45,537 11-02-2015, 11:13 PM
  Thread: London Bridge trains - here's the best and the worst peak services
Post: RE: London Bridge trains - here's the best and the...

The 'artist impression' pictures on the platform hoardings of the new undercroft shows one up escalator and one down escalator to/from platforms but with a wide fixed stairway between them ...
Nick M SE23 Topics 333 296,981 10-02-2015, 09:48 PM
  Thread: London Bridge trains - here's the best and the worst peak services
Post: RE: London Bridge trains - here's the best and the...

Am I right in thinking that there is not now, and not intended to be, any means of going between platforms at LB except by going to the head of the platforms by the gateline? There used to be that ove...
Nick M SE23 Topics 333 296,981 07-02-2015, 11:24 AM
  Thread: SE23 Magazine
Post: RE: SE23 Magazine

It's a vehicle for advertising.
Nick M SE23 Topics 14 15,719 04-01-2015, 01:18 AM
  Thread: London Bridge trains - here's the best and the worst peak services
Post: RE: London Bridge trains - here's the best and the...

Quite. In case of emergency the emergency stop can be pressed on the escalator and/or reversed. I can't believe that is a good reason. And they ought to consider that the crush round the single down e...
Nick M SE23 Topics 333 296,981 02-01-2015, 05:18 PM
  Thread: London Bridge trains - here's the best and the worst peak services
Post: RE: London Bridge trains - here's the best and the...

I don't understand the 'we are spoilt' argument. They are not doing us a favour. At some stage, despite appearances, someone did do some passenger usage analysis and they run the trains where the is m...
Nick M SE23 Topics 333 296,981 30-12-2014, 10:07 PM
  Thread: London Bridge trains - here's the best and the worst peak services
Post: RE: London Bridge trains - here's the best and the...

So, breathtakingly, it is now officially acknowledged that Canada Water is at breaking point and a strain to manage. It would be interesting to know what forecasting, passenger usage modelling, planni...
Nick M SE23 Topics 333 296,981 29-12-2014, 04:05 PM
  Thread: Southern trains into London Bridge
Post: RE: Southern trains into London Bridge

I wrote to Southern last week to complain about the unreliability of Southern trains ( definition of unreliability - not being confident at point of need that every train will be there as advertised, ...
Nick M SE23 Topics 85 85,352 19-11-2014, 10:32 PM
  Thread: The Capitol to close
Post: RE: Capitol to close?

I don't understand the logic of "people won't use it because there is X, Y or Z venue a short bus ride away". I don't limit my social activities to the venues that are nearest to me. I'd go to a gig i...
Nick M SE23 Topics 238 251,829 30-10-2014, 07:09 PM
  Thread: Coffee shop at HOP station priced out
Post: RE: Coffee shop at HOP station priced out

Aren't most of the coffee booths at the stations on the line between here and London Bridge actually not the standard chains but smaller one-off type operations? I can't see that Starbucks, Costa etc ...
Nick M SE23 Topics 42 47,818 21-10-2014, 12:11 PM
  Thread: Work started on the Honor Oak pub
Post: RE: Work started on the Honor Oak pub

Regarding acoustics in pubs, I haven't been to the Honor Oak but I think this is a deliberate design feature and would not been seen as a 'problem' by the interior designers, rather a virtue. If you s...
Nick M SE23 Topics 37 38,567 04-09-2014, 08:21 PM
  Thread: Why i moved to SE23
Post: RE: Why i moved to SE23

I've been drinking a lot recently in the Last Chance Saloon, which I can't recommend highly enough ..
Nick M SE23 Topics 60 55,975 02-08-2014, 11:25 AM
  Thread: Down escalator at Canada Water
Post: Down escalator at Canada Water

Saw this in an email update from TFL today. HAs this started yet? I haven't noticed. Chaos and delays whilst it happens but hopefully means another escalator or fixed stair afterwards to Jubilee line ...
Nick M Wider Topics 3 4,817 28-04-2014, 07:55 PM
  Thread: Anyone else lost their mains water around Woodcombe Crescent/Devonshire Road?
Post: RE: Anyone else lost their mains water around Wood...

There's the leak in Dunoon too ....
Nick M SE23 Topics 27 27,527 08-03-2014, 02:22 PM
  Thread: ADT security consultants cold calling
Post: RE: Bogus ADT security consultants cold calling?

I think the thing with cold callers is to give them absolutely no leverage at all or a handle they can then manipulate, so I always say as politely as I can "my security/roofing/guttering/broadband is...
Nick M SE23 Topics 50 53,222 04-03-2014, 06:18 PM
  Thread: 36 Honor Oak Road (ex Hamilton Lodge Care Home)
Post: RE: 36 Honor Oak Road (ex Hamilton Lodge Nursing H...

Looking at the CQC (Care Quality Commission) website, it lost its registration as a care home last year. The inspection report summary does not look at all good and the company also have a warning abo...
Nick M SE23 Topics 224 199,288 12-02-2014, 01:31 PM
  Thread: Hop high street crossings
Post: RE: Hop high street crossings

There used to be an underpass of course where that crossing now is towards Sainsburys, but there were muggings and they filled it in. 10 to 15 years ago I think.
Nick M SE23 Topics 11 11,329 08-11-2013, 12:32 PM
  Thread: Hop high street crossings
Post: RE: Hop high street crossings

It's an accident of history, as it were, that the bridge is four lanes. I remember as a nipper them widening the bridge - originally it was just the two lanes on the station side of that old metal bar...
Nick M SE23 Topics 11 11,329 08-11-2013, 12:18 PM
  Thread: Which doctors?
Post: RE: Which doctors?

I today tried to register at Jenner, based on the reviews here and on NHS Choices but I was not allowed to, due to not living in the catchment area. So was restricted more or less to the Forest Hill p...
Nick M SE23 Topics 11 13,133 10-10-2013, 03:22 PM
  Thread: Very sad farewell to the Honor Oak Gallery
Post: RE: Very sad farewell to the Honor Oak Gallery

It's a great shame he's closing. I went in there too recently and he was kind and talkative and reflective on his time in HOP. Alas he did not think he would have time to do my print before retiring s...
Nick M SE23 Topics 18 18,869 20-09-2013, 09:18 AM
  Thread: Anyone peeked into the new HOP Sainsburys?
Post: RE: Anyone peeked into the new HOP Sainsburys?

Sainsbury's is good but could be better - what the independents don't have is good fruit, veg and fresh meat, so makes sense for Sainsbury's to make a virtue of these, but the couple of times I have b...
Nick M SE23 Topics 43 35,195 16-09-2013, 07:51 PM
  Thread: Anyone peeked into the new HOP Sainsburys?
Post: RE: Anyone peeked into the new HOP Sainsburys?

People can, alas, be charmless and inconsiderate. Fancy saying that to someone trying to make a living in difficult circumstances. Anyway the key to surviving and competing is to offer something Sains...
Nick M SE23 Topics 43 35,195 09-09-2013, 10:20 AM
  Thread: Picture framer recommendations
Post: RE: Picture framer recommendations

Many thanks for all the recommendations, much appreciated!
Nick M Offered, Wanted, Lost & Found 6 7,970 21-08-2013, 08:18 AM
  Thread: Picture framer recommendations
Post: Picture framer recommendations

Hi. Can anyone recommend a good local picture framer please? I went to the place in Honor Oak parade but the very nice owner said he was retiring and not taking any new work. Many thanks.
Nick M Offered, Wanted, Lost & Found 6 7,970 19-08-2013, 07:47 PM
  Thread: 63 Honor Oak Park (ex White Wood Shop)
Post: RE: Planning: 63 Honor Oak Park (ex White Wood Sho...

The problem with estate agents on the high street imho (and with due respect to the local employees of same) is that unless you are actually looking for a property they are "dead" space on the high st...
Nick M SE23 Topics 133 156,883 20-06-2013, 04:50 PM
  Thread: Robbery honor oak park - be alert
Post: RE: Robbery honor oak park - be alert

Was your husband using his phone when he was robbed?
Nick M SE23 Topics 23 29,499 14-01-2013, 07:21 PM
  Thread: Honor Oak Park station staff
Post: RE: Honor Oak Park station staff

Agreed. There's one guy who is smart, agreeable and engaged, the rest seem worse than useless. After all those years of the station being completely unmanned at many times, it seems highly odd that it...
Nick M SE23 Topics 21 26,839 08-01-2013, 10:04 PM