Alexandra Cottages

In the heart of Penge, SE20

The Alexandra Cottages is a very special area in the heart of Penge, London SE20 with a friendly community spirit. The estate has 181 houses on 5 roads – Albert, Edward, Princes and Victor Road and Hardings Lane.

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The Alexandra Residents’ Association has set up this web site for our new residents, people who have lived here for years as well as people who are thinking about making their home here.

The association organises social events, publishes a regular newsletter and the twice yearly Porcupine Post magazine, advises on conservation issues, loans DIY equipment from our shed and produces a yellow pages of useful trades-people and a local services list. Click on the items in the menu for more details.

The best thing to do is come to one of our events, email us or come and find one of the committee who live on the estate. If you have any questions or want to get more involved please get in touch with us here.

To share information with fellow residents or to ask for help and advice from borrowing a plank to giving away an unwanted plant to making sure you are up to date with the gossip join our Facebook group.

Just a reminder that on Sunday 12th June we will be holding a street party in Princes Road to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the first Alexandra Cottages being built and to mark the Queen’s 90th birthday.
The road will be closed to vehicles from 9am to allow us to clean and decorate the road and will re-open at 5pm.
The lunch will begin at 12.30pm and finish at 4.30pm and will include games and entertainment, including live music.

It will be great to see you and your family and friends, whether you can join the party for the while afternoon or just briefly. Please bring your own table and chairs and there will also be a table for people to bring along dishes to share. We also hope to have beer from our local brewery, Late Knights.

Have you seen the lawn bowls green in our local park? Have you played before or wondered what it was like?
Come and join other residents of Alexandra cottages at our local bowls club. Bowls is suitable for all ages, from 10 to 90, as a social game or something more competitive. Games are played both mid-week and on weekends, to suit all schedules.
If you have an interest or fancy a fun afternoon with a difference, come along to the May 8th Open Day from 2 to 6pm or any Saturday morning in May. Qualified coaches, friendly faces and tea & coffee will be available.
Open Day: Sunday 8th May 2-6pm
Free come and try it session each Saturday in May 10am-12pm
West Beckenham Bowling Club
Alexandra Recreation Ground
Sydenham, SE26 5NL

Please click on the picture for more information.

Thank you so much to the actors and to all the helpers (door, raffle, refreshments, setting up the hall, taking cast pictures) who make our panto a great success, and of course to all of you for coming to watch it, and join in, and boo and hiss in all the right places.

In case you have missed it, or want to relive some of its magic (oh yes, you do!), here are 3 videos with some of the highlights, and 2 album of pictures.


https://youtu.be/y5j9R6FL0X0


https://youtu.be/NucXcJytz8g


https://youtu.be/pNvczdqVNaI

Cyril the Squirrel and the Magic Nut - Performance pictures
https://www.flickr.com/photos/52963374@N04/albums/72157661279652123

"Cyril the Squirrel and the Magic Nut" - pictures by Debz
https://www.flickr.com/photos/52963374@N04/albums/72157661270360724

Many thanks to Matthew, Edward Road for the brilliant photos of our panto’s cast.

 

(Please click on individual photos to enlarge them).