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View Teddy Eagle's Profile Teddy Eagle Flag 24 Apr 22 11.00am Send a Private Message to Teddy Eagle Add Teddy Eagle as a friend


Like many on here I grew up in Lewisham and would have thought a young girl getting shot was quite newsworthy- having checked the BBC and ITV sites it seems they donít agree.


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View ASCPFC's Profile ASCPFC Flag Pro-Cathedral/caravan park 24 Apr 22 11.20am Send a Private Message to ASCPFC Add ASCPFC as a friend

I haven't been there for forty years. I suspect it may have changed. My Aunt lived in Lewisham, now in Kent. I always find it quite astonishing how many of us have left South London.
The girl sounds like she'll be fine, not much detail given, can only guess what was happening.

 


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View Nicholas91's Profile Nicholas91 Flag The Democratic Republic of Kent 24 Apr 22 11.37am Send a Private Message to Nicholas91 Add Nicholas91 as a friend

I grew up in Lewisham, having been born in the hospital, parents still there etc, now moved to Kent (see ASCPFC's post above).

I always remember Sally Ann Bowman's (RIP - awful) murder in Croydon in 2000's. It was all over the national news etc. As that coverage was in full media frenzy, I went to play football one Sunday morning in Catford, where the Power League is.

Across the road from the Power League, there was (and still is I think) a 'chicken shop' on the corner. Outside the was a sign, with a very long name (looked Sri Lankan from my uncultured knowledge) on a 'yellow sign', I assumed it was somebody who worked there (maybe that's just casually racist from me).

Anyway, it had the usual 'Did you see anything? Call this number etc.' as the bloke had been stabbed 17 times and murdered on the Friday night. Didn't even make the Mercury or SLP.

My hypothesis: Nobody gives a flying f**k about Lewisham or the crime there. The borough's long been swept under the carpet for me. I think it has ranked highly in several polls and statistics as 'worst place in UK' consistently beating the likes of Glasgow etc. Here's one from Ch4 about 10 years ago: [Link]

Can't envisage myself ever returning for reasons other than visiting friends and family (I'm actually staying in the Hills after Leeds), however it is still begrudgingly home for me.

 


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View Willo's Profile Willo Flag South coast - west of Brighton. 24 Apr 22 12.38pm Send a Private Message to Willo Add Willo as a friend

I have a very hazy recollection of enjoying a tipple or two in 'Flanagan's Black Bull', back in the day.
The years have dimmed the memory,furthermore sobriety not being on the agenda has an adverse affect on one's recall.

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View Teddy Eagle's Profile Teddy Eagle Flag 24 Apr 22 1.02pm Send a Private Message to Teddy Eagle Add Teddy Eagle as a friend

Originally posted by Willo

I have a very hazy recollection of enjoying a tipple or two in 'Flanagan's Black Bull', back in the day.
The years have dimmed the memory,furthermore sobriety not being on the agenda has an adverse affect on one's recall.

Edited by Willo (24 Apr 2022 12.41pm)

The last time I was in there, around 1978, the barman tried to sting three of us 50p as a cover charge for the music. We told him to shove it and never went back.

 

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View Rudi Hedman's Profile Rudi Hedman Flag Caterham 24 Apr 22 2.26pm Send a Private Message to Rudi Hedman Add Rudi Hedman as a friend

Was in the pub opposite the power league years ago. Lewisham, well catford, has sirens all day.

 


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View Willo's Profile Willo Flag South coast - west of Brighton. 24 Apr 22 2.44pm Send a Private Message to Willo Add Willo as a friend

Originally posted by Rudi Hedman

Was in the pub opposite the power league years ago. Lewisham, well catford, has sirens all day.

I have a 'Feeling in my water' that many,many years ago, I set foot in a Public House called the 'Catford Ram'.

Apropos Lewisham, I recall visiting a chap, in Lewisham Hospital, who had been a victim of an assault. I heard loud shrieks and a young lad raced in shouting at the top of his voice "I have just been stabbed in the ar.e".
It certainly was not a salubrious locality back in the day but it might have vastly improved as other areas have done over the years.

 

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View Nicholas91's Profile Nicholas91 Flag The Democratic Republic of Kent 24 Apr 22 2.51pm Send a Private Message to Nicholas91 Add Nicholas91 as a friend

Originally posted by Willo

I have a 'Feeling in my water' that many,many years ago, I set foot in a Public House called the 'Catford Ram'.

Apropos Lewisham, I recall visiting a chap, in Lewisham Hospital, who had been a victim of an assault. I heard loud shrieks and a young lad raced in shouting at the top of his voice "I have just been stabbed in the ar.e".
It certainly was not a salubrious locality back in the day but it might have vastly improved as other areas have done over the years.

I wouldn't plan a trip around that assumption Willo.

 


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View Jimenez's Profile Jimenez Flag SELHURSTPARKCHESTER,DA BRONX 24 Apr 22 2.54pm Send a Private Message to Jimenez Add Jimenez as a friend

I remember shop fitting the Pizza Hut on Catford Broadway back in the late 80s. It was a dump then.

 


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View monkey's Profile monkey Flag Sittingbourne,Kent/Made in Bromley 24 Apr 22 3.00pm Send a Private Message to monkey Add monkey as a friend

The best thing I can say about Lewisham is that I passed my driving test in Hither Green many moons ago. I was also a regular in J Jís in Lee back in the 80ís, though I doubt itís called that anymore.

 

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View Willo's Profile Willo Flag South coast - west of Brighton. 24 Apr 22 3.00pm Send a Private Message to Willo Add Willo as a friend

Originally posted by Nicholas91

I wouldn't plan a trip around that assumption Willo.

I have to admit that a foray to Catford/Lewisham is certainly not on my radar.
Will continue my visits to Arundel,Petworth or Midhurst and some other locations in West Sussex !


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View ASCPFC's Profile ASCPFC Flag Pro-Cathedral/caravan park 24 Apr 22 3.02pm Send a Private Message to ASCPFC Add ASCPFC as a friend

Originally posted by Jimenez

I remember shop fitting the Pizza Hut on Catford Broadway back in the late 80s. It was a dump then.

They still have the fibre glass cat, I used to think it was amazing as a child. Now, I think it's a bit sh1t. But a bit of nostalgia. My gran used to live in Catford. Left and lived in the Midlands.

 


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