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PTB Halloween Trail 2018 was a scream

Every year we think the Halloween Trail can’t possibly get any bigger and each year it surpasses our expectations.  This year we estimate that six hundred little ghouls, ghosts and monsters of Penge gathered, accompanied by their parents and carers, and wandered the length of the High Street gathering treats from the lovely businesses who took part….

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PTB Halloween Trail 2018 is on Saturday 27th October

Saturday 27th of October will see the little ghouls, ghosts and monsters of Penge  gather on and around our High Street once again.  Last year nearly 500 children, accompanied by their parents and carers wandered the length of the High Street gathering treats from the lovely businesses who took part so we look forward to another…

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Rachel Tucker – West End star is back in Penge

With the amazing Rachel Tucker appearing again at the Penge’s lovely Bridge House Theatre on 30th September, it seemed fitting to publish a tribute by Jon Preston to this famous performer with local credentials.    Rachel Tucker is well known in Musical Theatre circles. However, I was ignorant of her track record and her talent when she and…

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Vote for the Best Pub or Bar in SE20 for 2018

It’s thirsty work running polls and luckily SE20 has plenty of great options to quench that parched throat. But which is your favourite? The Best Pub or Bar in SE20 for 2018 is…. Goldsmiths Moon and Stars Pawleyne Arms Bridge House Tavern Maple Tree Crooked Billet Anerley Arms Graces the Alexandra Douglas Fir Southey Taproom…

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Vote for the Best Shop in SE20 2018

Penge has plenty of excellent shops, some indeed attracting customers from all over south London. As part of our celebration of Penge’s trading delights, we asked for nominations for the best from the Penge Tourist Board Facebook group members and they came up with a list of local establishments. Which is your favourite? The Best…

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On Your Marks! The Future of CP National Sports Centre

‘On Your Marks!’ is the name of the engagement programme exploring the future of Crystal Palace National Sports Centre. While the Centre’s facilities have seen better days, changes can be made to transform it into a hub for leisure and sport that works for the whole community. In 2019 the Mayor will set out a…

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Penge: A Poem by Matthew Ker

One of our Facebook group members has written a poem about the area and we loved it so much we wanted to share it with the world. PENGE by Matthew Ker In the shadow of history’s palace Near the memory of where glass melted hot Down the road from Jurassic footprints There’s a name that…

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Vote for the best restaurant in SE20 for 2018

To continue our series of polls, celebrating the best in SE20, we asked our Facebook group members to nominate the finest local restaurants. They served up a feast, now vote on your favourite… The Best Restaurant in SE20 for 2018 is… Sicilian Art Pizzeria Friends of Flavours Creperie Chez Yves Belash Tandoori Serbet Thai Delight…

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Vote for the best takeaway in SE20 for 2018

SE20 is awash with takeaways and many are finger and thumb licking good.  We asked for nominations for the best from the Penge Tourist Board Facebook group members and they came up with a mouthwatering list of local delights for us to mull over till tea time. Mmmm, if we can wait that long… where’s the phonebook…?…

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Vote for the best cafe in SE20 for 2018

In the first of our series of polls, celebrating the best in Penge for 2018, we asked our Facebook group members to nominate the finest local cafes. They served up the following options and we want you to vote for the finest… The best cafe/coffee shop in SE20 is… Bluebelle Cafe Cafe Casbah Alexandra Nurseries Hardedge Cafe…

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