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messageRe: attempted muggging (in the Unicorn, Rye Lane)
Posted by DulwichFox 29 August, 2019 19:36

Not interested in Cinemas. Peckhamplex.
Last big film I went to see was Earthquake in The West End 1974. 45 years ago.

I went to the Small White Elephant once. About as big as by bedroom. Quite nice.
Nice guy working there. Went back again but it had closed down.
Seems par for the course. Most of these Pop-Ups are not there for long.

I am aware of the area which was at one time known as The Triangle.
a Few Places there. Very pricey with Tables set out for couples or groups of 4 - 6.

Curry houses seem to be the only places were you see singles eating alone.

messageRe: attempted muggging (in the Unicorn, Rye Lane)
Posted by peckman 29 August, 2019 19:54

You are willing to sell for 750k df ? May start a kickstarter to buy you out .. perhaps you can invest in a little flat in margate ? .. just up your street .

messageRe: attempted muggging (in the Unicorn, Rye Lane)
Posted by peckman 29 August, 2019 19:56

We would obviously turn it into a prosecco bar serving overpriced cashew nuts .. and before you say it .. you've been to margate in 1974 and it was shit

messageRe: attempted muggging (in the Unicorn, Rye Lane)
Posted by peckman 29 August, 2019 20:04

Small white elephant closed because you sucked the atmosphere out of it. I would love to meet you df . Wonder what you look like

messageRe: attempted muggging (in the Unicorn, Rye Lane)
Posted by Verax 29 August, 2019 20:19

I was coming out the station this evening and a woman had her phone stolen by a young lad on a bike. She ran crying after him but no way of catching him, me and others not immediately realising what had happened. I saw the same thing happen two weeks ago in East Dulwich, so these things do happen anywhere and I am sure everywhere. It is right to be vigilant. Straight after at the buss stop on rye lane I saw two women reading/messaging on their phones, I told them what I’d just seen and both were grateful for the heads up. It is easy to be focussed on your phone leaving you vulnerable to getting it nicked. The woman who jumped out of her skin, sorry if that was you.

messageRe: attempted muggging (in the Unicorn, Rye Lane)
Posted by cella 29 August, 2019 20:32

DulwichFox Wrote:
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> Not interested in Cinemas. Peckhamplex.
> Last big film I went to see was Earthquake in The
> West End 1974. 45 years ago.
>

Brilliant - still laughing 10 minutes later - Lordship Lane's Contemporary Culture Adviser!

messageRe: attempted muggging (in the Unicorn, Rye Lane)
Posted by se22cat 29 August, 2019 21:20

ED's very own Baghdad Bob!

messageRe: attempted muggging (in the Unicorn, Rye Lane)
Posted by Sue 29 August, 2019 23:24

Small White Elephant was lovely.

Greatly missed sad smiley

messageRe: attempted muggging (in the Unicorn, Rye Lane)
Posted by edcam 30 August, 2019 00:27

Awful things can happen anywhere, which always gnaws away at our faith in human nature but it has to be said (yet again) that Dulwich Fox is our resident curmudgeon.

messageRe: attempted muggging (in the Unicorn, Rye Lane)
Posted by snoopy17 30 August, 2019 00:40

Peckham is so boring and depressing, full of miserable people standing around , the whole street is full of the same shops nail bars, meat shops and half the time you spend your time trying not to trip over fake beggers.

messageRe: attempted muggging (in the Unicorn, Rye Lane)
Posted by DulwichFox 30 August, 2019 09:03

peckman Wrote:
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> We would obviously turn it into a prosecco bar
> serving overpriced cashew nuts .. and before you
> say it .. you've been to margate in 1974 and it
> was shit

My parents took me on many occasions to Margate in the 1950's and it was Brilliant.
The Best Chips I have ever had from a proper chippy in Dreamland.

I Deejayed in the Dreamland Ballroom around about 1972-1974

Margate is a shite hole now but they are trying to gentrify the place. Good luck with that.
I prefer Ramsgate and Broadstairs.

messageRe: attempted muggging (in the Unicorn, Rye Lane)
Posted by Lemming 30 August, 2019 09:11

As no-go areas go, it certainly seems strangely busy. I doubt one less unfortunate halfwit on its streets will do the popularity of the place much damage.

messageRe: attempted muggging (in the Unicorn, Rye Lane)
Posted by stepdown 30 August, 2019 09:11

snoopy17 Wrote:
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> so boring and depressing, full of
> miserable people standing around

More a description of this thread, it's descended into ignorant sneering and inane ramblings.

messageRe: attempted muggging (in the Unicorn, Rye Lane)
Posted by Sue 30 August, 2019 09:23

DulwichFox Wrote:
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>
> Margate is a shite hole now but they are trying to
> gentrify the place. Good luck with that.
> I prefer Ramsgate and Broadstairs.


Oh FFS.

Margate is lovely.

It also has a wonderful art gallery, right on the beach with fantastic views.



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messageRe: attempted muggging (in the Unicorn, Rye Lane)
Posted by DulwichFox 30 August, 2019 09:42

Sue Wrote:
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> DulwichFox Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
>
> >
> > Margate is a shite hole now but they are trying
> to
> > gentrify the place. Good luck with that.
> > I prefer Ramsgate and Broadstairs.
>
>
> Oh FFS.
>
> Margate is lovely.
>
> It also has a wonderful art gallery, right on the
beach with fantastic views.

Sue, If I had said Margate was lovely.... You would of said .. it's a dump Ramsgate / Broadstairs are nicer.

I include a view from Margate beach for people to enjoy.

https://media-cdn.tripadvisor.com/media/vr-splice-j/01/e8/53/e5.jpg

I see no ships.. boats ?

messageRe: attempted muggging (in the Unicorn, Rye Lane)
Posted by Zebedee Tring 30 August, 2019 11:43

Like Foxy I loved those good old days in LL when you could enjoy 15 pints in one of those lovely boozers and enjoy a nice punch up outside afterwards. None of them poncy gastro pubs serving guacamole and the like. Then you could have a good chinwag with Mad Frankie Fraser and his mates.

Those were the days. At least after Brexit we'll be getting our country back with pounds, shillings and pence again.

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messageRe: attempted muggging (in the Unicorn, Rye Lane) - Lounged
Posted by Loutwo 30 August, 2019 11:49

Foxy is simply pointing out the elephant in the room. Rye Lane is a smelly, grotty dump which has been taken to the hearts of hipsters and middle class gentrification types. Interesting to note, many of the positive places and “stuff” going on in trendy Peckham, is all recent stuff aimed at newbies to the neighbourhood. These so called liberal minded types never mention the businesses already existing in the neighbourhood do they? Just the “discovered” crap they and their trendy friends and family like to visit.

Louisa.

messageRe: attempted muggging (in the Unicorn, Rye Lane) - Lounged
Posted by Sue 30 August, 2019 12:27

Actually Louisa, Khan's - just one of the many "old" businesses on the lane - has been mentioned many times on here. Positively.

And only recently KidKruger recommended a fabric stall in the covered market.

But don't let the facts get in the way of your prejudices big grin

messageRe: attempted muggging (in the Unicorn, Rye Lane)
Posted by Sue 30 August, 2019 12:34

DulwichFox Wrote:
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> Sue Wrote:
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> > DulwichFox Wrote:
> >
> --------------------------------------------------
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> > -----
> >
> > >
> > > Margate is a shite hole now but they are
> trying
> > to
> > > gentrify the place. Good luck with that.
> > > I prefer Ramsgate and Broadstairs.
> >
> >
> > Oh FFS.
> >
> > Margate is lovely.
> >
> > It also has a wonderful art gallery, right on
> the
> beach with fantastic views.


>
> Sue, If I had said Margate was lovely.... You
> would of said .. it's a dump Ramsgate /
> Broadstairs are nicer.


Eh? No I wouldn't.

I don't know why you always seem to think that I disagree with you for the sake of it.

Why would I pretend I didn't like something if I did? I can't lie, my memory isn't good enough to remember what I've said. I would be found out in no time :?) Quite apart from the moral aspect.

I love Margate.

Apart from the gallery it has the amazing shell grotto and some interesting shops, plus a great fish and chip shop.

You of course are entitled to your opinions. As am I.

messageRe: attempted muggging (in the Unicorn, Rye Lane) - Lounged
Posted by Loutwo 30 August, 2019 13:22

Sue Wrote:
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> Actually Louisa, Khan's - just one of the many
> "old" businesses on the lane - has been mentioned
> many times on here. Positively.
>
> And only recently KidKruger recommended a fabric
> stall in the covered market.
>
> But don't let the facts get in the way of your
> prejudices big grin

But interestingly no one mentions any of these places in a specific thread about how great Peckham is? 😂

Once again facts are ignored over fictional pleasantries.

Louisa.

messageRe: attempted muggging (in the Unicorn, Rye Lane) - Lounged
Posted by alice 30 August, 2019 13:31

My top clothing store is Fares. Currently selling Whitestuff tops for £4, dresses for £6. Its been there ages.

messageRe: attempted muggging (in the Unicorn, Rye Lane) - Lounged
Posted by Nigello 30 August, 2019 13:38

I saw two not-so-young men working hard for the council, painting over tagging and trying scrub it away from a grille on a property on Rye Lane this morning around 7. It looked like hard work that takes time and money, money which could be being spent on oh, I dunno, planting trees or improving road junctions or providing translation services or teaching children.....
One person's "edgy vibe" is another person's hard, dirty, not well-paid and ultimately wasteful graft....



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messageRe: attempted muggging (in the Unicorn, Rye Lane) - Lounged
Posted by binkylilyput 30 August, 2019 14:01

Wow, I'm completely surprised by your responses Loutwo! I almost posted to say "Go Loutwo, now is your chance! Defend Rye Lane which is a high street that has largely avoided gentrification". I was genuinely waiting for you to steam in, guns blazing, supporting what is clearly a less middle class high street that has largely remained unchanged, fully catering for the local working classes.

Alas no.

So Lordship is too gentrified
Rye Lane not gentrified enough

I wonder.....

messageRe: attempted muggging (in the Unicorn, Rye Lane) - Lounged
Posted by stepdown 30 August, 2019 14:03

Loutwo Wrote:
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> But interestingly no one mentions any of these
> places in a specific thread about how great
> Peckham is?

The discussion was only derailed as far as opinions on Peckham's bars and restaurants, it didn't get a chance to take recommendations on independent stores. Peckhamplex did get a small look in before a bizarre film review from the 70s took that off course and we ended up with the unfathomable bleating about Margate.

At least we're back on familiar ground with the usual "fictional pleasantries" these threads always devolve into.

messageRe: attempted muggging (in the Unicorn, Rye Lane) - Lounged
Posted by Loutwo 30 August, 2019 14:18

There’s a fine line between too gentrified, and not gentrified enough. In fact, scrap that.

Rye Lane and LL both lack variety. They have a whole host of too much of the same stuff. A lack of variety in general. LL looks and smells OK, Rye Lane looks and smells disgusting. Neither of them offer much for the whole population of the areas they represent.

Louisa.

messageRe: attempted muggging (in the Unicorn, Rye Lane) - Lounged
Posted by pk 30 August, 2019 14:29

Loutwo Wrote:
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> There’s a fine line between too gentrified, and
> not gentrified enough. In fact, scrap that.
>
> Rye Lane and LL both lack variety. They have a
> whole host of too much of the same stuff. A lack
> of variety in general. LL looks and smells OK, Rye
> Lane looks and smells disgusting. Neither of them
> offer much for the whole population of the areas
> they represent.
>
> Louisa.


is there anywhere that you do like? that you feel does offer plenty to the whole population of the area it 'represent'?

messageRe: attempted muggging (in the Unicorn, Rye Lane) - Lounged
Posted by Loutwo 30 August, 2019 14:41

Bromley. It offers something for everyone. And I mean, everyone.

Lewisham, again, offers something for everyone.

Croydon, offers something for everyone too.

Peckham and Dulwich DO NOT.

Louisa.

messageRe: attempted muggging (in the Unicorn, Rye Lane) - Lounged
Posted by pk 30 August, 2019 14:45

Loutwo Wrote:
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> Bromley. It offers something for everyone. And I
> mean, everyone.
>
> Lewisham, again, offers something for everyone.
>
> Croydon, offers something for everyone too.
>
> Peckham and Dulwich DO NOT.
>
> Louisa.

but these boroughs not streets (as you were talking about rye lane and LL, it's only fair to compare like with like)

if we are playing by boroughs, southwark offers all sorts for everyone doesn't it?

messageRe: attempted muggging (in the Unicorn, Rye Lane) - Lounged
Posted by Lemming 30 August, 2019 14:58

Personally my hearts sinks on the few occasions I’m forced to ‘do Bromley’. No doubt a perfectly decent place to those who like that sort of thing but - to me - it represents the exact same banal pedestrianised surburbia I’ve intentionally and successfully avoided since leave home.

If you can’t find a load of stuff you like within a few miles radius of our bit of London, you’re living in the wrong place. And paying a pointless premium for it.

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