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Cryptic chippy and other bits

Life on Marsh – from the Greenwich Phantom
Very interesting pamphlet from the 1980s about a proposed plan to build a riot police centre in Greenwich. Would be great to see the whole thing scanned.

Brockley Central reporting that Lewisham Labour councillor @CllrMikeHarris is suggesting a CarrotMob on Saturday. Turn up on Saturday and support the Lewisham Market traders. Great idea, although looks like some people may have other ideas?

And a cryptic carpenter tweeted:

Which I guess refers to 34 Montpelier Road – former home to Furley & Baker (known since 2008 on this blog as the kite shop). Maybe related to this curiously empty planning reference on the (terribly crashy) Lewisham Council Planning site. Reference DC/22/22222 if you feel like doing some detective work…

UPDATE:
Lewisham planning were very quick to come back – there is no planning permission as the nature of the building hasn’t changed significantly. And the cryptic entry on their database was just a test that went wrong… Ah well…

Oh yes, and if you haven’t already, please bit.ly/openthisdoor !

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Kite Shop


UPDATE: The shop has now closed down, and the shop is currently unoccupied. A great shame.
If you’re looking for a kite to prepare you for the Blackheath Bike and Kite Festival on June 14th-15th, then you could do a lot worse than to take a look in Furley and Baker. I would have called it a sports shop, but I’m sure they do a lot of business selling kites there (they’re prominently displayed in the window). Oddly enough, I couldn’t find any kites on their website, so perhaps they only stock them at the Blackheath shop, to pick up the business on the common (as it were).

Blackheath Sports and Kite Shop closer

They were very helpful when I enquired – they have kids kites from £10, up to scary looking aeroplane wing-type things that could drag you off beyond Blackheath common into the wild blue yonder. The stunt kites go up to £95, but looked like you could get a good one for about £60.

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