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#16 jannism

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Posted 20 November 2008 - 12:34 PM

It's a shame about Woolworths, all their stores that I know of have been in steady decline for too long. Things don't look like they'll improve anytime soon either, judging by the value they now seem to have placed on themselves

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Posted 20 November 2008 - 01:33 PM

It's on Anerley Road at the foot of Anerley Hill, in what has always generally been known as the "top section" of Anerley High Street. It's Anerley. :ph34r:

That Tesco's is in Crystal Palace in the same way that the Upper Norwood Triangle is now in Crystal Palace.
Does Tesco's fall in the new Crystal Palace area? I suppose there's a clue in the name of the railway station opposite the shop :rolleyes:
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I was talking about Woolworths a few days ago. I just doesnt work any more. If you want to see what Woolworths should be doing go to the new Wilkinson store in Penge. It sells a bit of everything and is usually good quality. They even sell those spiral shaped energy saving lightbulbs you dont have to worry banging your head on.

Things that make me go Urgh
Bags of rubbish left outside the shops on Anerley Hill. You see the same sort of thing around the Upper Norwood Triangle. Flats created above shops with no access to bins.

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Posted 20 November 2008 - 01:43 PM

The triangle is upper norwood Anerley is an area in its own right !

Crystal Palace is not really an area no one has a registered address with Crystal Palace as their area do they ?

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Posted 20 November 2008 - 01:57 PM

Thanks for that link - fascinating. That goKML is nifty bit of kit, isn't it? I guess I'm a bit behind the times.

It seems that Anerley exists no more than in the name of the road that once ran through it, either politically or geographically.

As for things that make me go urgh: It would have to be that very Tesco itself.

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Posted 20 November 2008 - 03:25 PM

I've talked about foxes before and I generally like them, but there were SEVEN foxes outside my house on Dulwich Wood Avenue last night.

I literally went Urgh :-(

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Posted 20 November 2008 - 03:32 PM

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Posted 20 November 2008 - 03:42 PM

If you want to see what Woolworths should be doing go to the new Wilkinson store in Penge. It sells a bit of everything and is usually good quality.

Where is the new Wilkinson store in Penge, exactly?

This made me go Urgh (or maybe AARGH!) but wasn't in CP. I was in Sainsburys in Penge the other day and the side road by the car park was suddenly closed off and a load of armed police arrived, due to a report of someone having a firearm in the nearby houses. I believe the police went in and disarmed him, but I was stuck in the car park for about half an hour...
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#23 Cllr John Getgood

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Posted 20 November 2008 - 04:01 PM

In the Blenheim Centre with Iceland, almost opposite Woolworths, ironically. And it has a useful car park (with security guard and lift) above, access from Croydon Rd.

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Posted 20 November 2008 - 04:17 PM

For a non-native English (wit capital E) speaker, what's the diff between Urgh and Argh? And Ugh? And Uff?

Edited by Ziwa, 20 November 2008 - 04:19 PM.


#25 Elmo

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Posted 20 November 2008 - 04:41 PM

Crystal Palace is not really an area no one has a registered address with Crystal Palace as their area do they ?


I think Bromley Borough had a brainwave and renamed Anerley ward to Crystal Palace ward recently...
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#26 Kurt

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Posted 20 November 2008 - 05:07 PM

"what's the diff between Urgh and Argh? And Ugh? And Uff?"

Urgh - angered groan; disgust
Argh - fear, astonishment, exasperation
Ugh - shrug; "i don't care" etc
Uff - not sure about this one

#27 jannism

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Posted 20 November 2008 - 05:07 PM

I understand this happened some time around 2002 or 2004 when some of the borough boundaries were redrawn.

#28 James

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Posted 20 November 2008 - 05:20 PM

Ziwa, Urgh is associated with disgust, whereas Argh with a mishap or disappointment.

e.g. Urgh, I've just stepped in something in Auckland Road; Argh I can't find the new Wilkinson store.

Ugh is perhaps a muttered version of Urgh, e.g. Ugh, what is she wearing.

Uff? Maybe that's a new one?

Edited by James, 20 November 2008 - 05:20 PM.
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#29 Kurt

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Posted 20 November 2008 - 05:25 PM

Great minds, James. Great minds. ;)

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Posted 20 November 2008 - 06:56 PM

Uff? Maybe that's a new one?


Somewhat amusingly, in Norwegian 'uff' means either 'hmpfh' or 'oh dear, that's a shame', depending on your tone of voice. B)