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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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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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Penge Easter Trail 2016 – In Pictures

Easter Saturday saw a joint Easter celebration between the Penge Tourist Board and the Penge Traders Association.  Despite the wet weather, around 130 little local Pengites wandered down our High Street gathering stickers from our local shops before finishing at the Bridge House Tavern where they received an egg and took part in a special disco. This page…

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Vote for the Best Takeaway in SE20

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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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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Releasing the panther

Penge author David Owen has based his first novel on a spooky local legend. We met him to find out more… One night, when David Owen was about seven or eight, he saw a police helicopter circling above his house on Chesham Road, beaming down a spotlight on the allotments out the back. They were…

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And the winner is…

The people of Penge have spoken. We asked our Facebook and Twitter followers to vote for their favourite Penge shop, eaterie, 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 shop: Murray Brothers Head to the high…

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Vote for the Best Takeaway in SE20

Penge 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 our Twitter followers and they came up with a mouthwatering list of local delights for us to mull over till tea time. Mmmm, if we can…

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