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Would Penge by any other name smell as sweet?

Local historian Martin Spence explores the origins of the P-word Let’s face it, Penge is widely regarded as a bit of a joke, and a lot of that is down to its name. But why exactly is the name thought to be so funny? Is it because it’s a single syllable? Is it the dialectical…

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Sunday 2nd July is a food and jumble fun day!

  Two great local annual events occur this Sunday in sunny SE20, guaranteed to sate the appetites of both foodies and bargain hunters. Penge Recreation Ground (aka Penge Green) hosts Pengelicious, the food festival, with the following delights: fancy southern Italian panzerotti, contemporary Persian, modern vegan, authentic Himalayan, classic Jamaican, soulfood chilli, local fare from Penge…

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Vote for the Best Takeaway in SE20 2017

SE20 is certainly not short of takeaways and many are very good indeed.  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…

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Pengetout – A brand new pop-up on the High Street

A brand new venture designed to support business growth in Penge is being opened by the Mayor of Bromley, Councillor Ian Payne on Saturday 18 March. Pengetout is a pop-up shop and workspace where nine new and expanding local businesses will share space to sell interesting products and services. There is still an opportunity for…

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Raise a glass to Southey, Penge’s newest brewery

When the news first filtered through in August this year that Late Knights, the brewery and pub company based in the heart of Penge, had been dissolved, it sent a wave of sadness through the local community, and particularly those of us who enjoyed their beer. While their ale was still very popular, the aggressive…

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Winsford Gardens & the Penge Green Gym

Often described by locals who find it as an ‘oasis of calm’, Winsford Gardens is a small public park situated off the Croydon Road, between Ancaster Garage and Aldi’s supermarket. The gardens were formerly part of the grounds of Winsford House, built as a private residence in the 1930s by Stephen Gee, a wealthy property…

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Penge’s Passion for Pasta: Friends of Flavours

“The food we try to keep very simple, Italian, fresh, easy. Not overcook or spoil the product, this is very important,” insists Michael Perrotta, proprietor of arguably Penge’s most popular Italian restaurant — or perhaps just restaurant full stop. Come nightfall, Penge High Street is pretty much a ghost town, bar the inviting pub lights….

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Out and about in Penge, local snaps by Joolz Saville-Hippely

Joolz Saville-Hippely is another Penge resident, with an eye for capturing an interesting local site.  Here we repeat a few of our favourites from her Facebook postings. St John’s Church There’s always something somewhere, no matter how high you look The famous and iconic former police station (also captured on the front cover of a…

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Penge etched and sketched – Lis Watkins’ watercolours

Lis Watkins has been adorning the ‘net with her beautiful drawings and watercolours for some time now and many of them feature lovely representations of our Penge landmarks.  We’ve picked out a few of our local favourites.       You can see more of Lis’ lovely sketches on her blog http://www.lineandwash.blogspot.co.uk/

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Out and About in Penge, Local Snaps by Africa Munyama

    Penge resident Africa Munyama has been out and about taking pictures of our local sights and we liked the results.   Alexandra Park at dusk   Green Chain sign at Alexandra Park   Looking under the bridges towards Penge   The old dairy   The Good Shepherd Church   Signs in Maple Road  …

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