Author Archives: Darryl

About Darryl

Journalist, SE Londoner.

In? Out? Shake it all about? Talk about the EU referendum at Charlton House on 19 February

You might be treating the approaching EU referendum with dread: foghorn-voiced old bores, nostalgic for Empire, hogging the news and distracting us from a wobbly economic situation that needs continued, urgent attention. Or you may be salivating at the imminent … Continue reading

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It’s Discover Cask weekend at the White Swan

Dry January? Forget it. There’s a mini-beer and cider festival, Discover Cask, at the White Swan this weekend (that’s right now). You can meet Woolwich’s Hop Stuff brewers on Saturday, and join SE London CAMRA to get 50p off cask … Continue reading

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The Eagle has fallen: New Charlton barbershop changes name after football gaffe

A new barbers’ has appeared in the old Brew & Choo unit close to Charlton station. We thought they were possibly being brave in taking on the titans of SE7 men’s hairdressing at Andrew’s, a little further up Charlton Church … Continue reading

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Blackheath Rugby to move first-team matches from Rectory Field to Well Hall, Eltham

Blackheath Rugby is to move its first-team matches away from the Rectory Field on Charlton Road, and will start next season at its Well Hall ground in Eltham. The world’s oldest rugby club, which started playing at the Rectory Field … Continue reading

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Weekend trains from Charlton disrupted through to Easter – get full details

Tried to catch a train at the weekend lately? Not easy, is it? Services through Charlton are currently being badly affected by two huge engineering projects – the Thameslink Programme at London Bridge, and Crossrail at Abbey Wood. These are … Continue reading

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Charlton Lido lands starring role in Land Rover ad

Thought Charlton’s biggest TV event this week was Glenn Tilbrook taking the rise out of the prime minister to his face? Think again… Hopefully the income from this car commercial will help the heated lido open for a little longer … Continue reading

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Charlton Athletic crisis: Greenwich MP asks for meeting with troubled club’s boss

Charlton Champion exclusive: Greenwich & Woolwich MP Matt Pennycook has asked Charlton Athletic chief executive Katrien Meire for a meeting as the crisis surrounding the club intensified following its 5-0 defeat at Huddersfield Town last night. Fans have been alarmed … Continue reading

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