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PTB’s Halloween Trail was all about the ghouls…

For the second year running we joined up with the Penge Traders Association to present a spooktacular event in Penge….  And my word, it was truly monstrous! Based on the number of treats gorged by the ravenous hordes of little beasties that converged on the High Street, Maple Road and Penge Lane, we estimate over 500 little…

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A festive musical treat for petit Pengites

It’s always tricky around Christmas to find activities that not only keep the children entertained and challenged but are also fun for the mums, dads and guardians too.  Well we think we might have found the event and it’s happening in Penge on 11th December! Rosie and Ben Fox are local actor/musicians who started up their own business…

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Pengelicious 2016: Penge’s First Food Festival

August 27th was not only the date of the second ever Penge Day, but also Penge’s first ever dedicated food festival.  Pengelicious was held in Penge Recreation Ground and offered local food from local caterers & local suppliers, er, locally!  The event was backed by the Mayor of London as part of a community programme. Members of the Pengelicious…

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2016 Penge Picks: And the winners are…

The people of Penge have spoken once more. We asked our Facebook and Twitter followers to vote for their favourite Penge shop, cafe, restaurant, pub and takeaway. And vote they did – in their hundreds. Without further ado, we’re very happy to announce their Penge Picks. Drum roll please…   Best restaurant: Sicilian Art Pizzeria Say…

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My Penge: Christopher O’Shaughnessy

I have lived in Penge since 1971, originally in Samos Road, a few doors down from where the poet Walter de la Mare lived. I was born in Exeter, Devon, and moved to London in 1964 to train as a teacher at St Mary’s University, Strawberry Hill. My ancestors are all either from the West…

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Penge gets ready to jumble – 26/6/16

The Penge Jumble Trail is like a car boot sale but on the streets of SE20 (and a few just over the border).  Locals set up stalls outside their houses to sell bric-a-brac, toys, vintage clothes, cakes or whatever. It’s only £2 per stall (which is collected 2 weeks after the event and covers printing costs). Last year…

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All about… Penge Cycle Club

If you know your cycling, you’ll recognise the distinctive red, green and white made so famous by cyclists like Fausto Coppi, Gino Bartali and Marco Pantani representing Italy in their national colours. Even if you know nothing about cycling, you may be familiar with the same distinctive red, green and white shirts worn by members…

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Introducing PEAPODS, Toddler & Parent Group

PEAPODS is an escape for parents, carers, children and babies… to not worry about the mess, have a wide choice of toys, a relaxed atmosphere and a chance to catch up and make new friends. The toys at Peapods are carefully selected so they aide in the development of the motor, cognitive and socialisation skills….

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Vote for the best pub or bar in SE20

Back in Victorian times, Penge was famous for having more pubs than is probably healthy.  Times have changed and many of those establishments have gone to the big drip tray in the sky.  However, the thirsty amongst us can still get highly refreshed in a decent number of venues and with this poll you get the…

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