Octopus: Power of Brockley Central


When you live in a town that smells of egg, only the taste of Lewisham will do.

Reader Brockley Kiwi is still enjoying his irritatingly long honeymoon and has just sent us this picture from Rotorua, New Zealand, proving just how far BC's tentacles extend.

Perhaps it's in honour of the ever-popular Maggies. or perhaps it was inspired by the Guardian's tribute to the area's growing cafe society. Perhaps we'll never know. Brockley Kiwi confessed that he didn't actually go inside to experience "a touch of Europe."

14 comments:

Anonymous said...

Fried kiwi and chips please

Paddyom said...

Theres also an area and train station in Sydney called Lewisham. Check out Sydneys Inner West Line...and find it sitting between Stanmore and Croydon :)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lewisham_railway_station,_Sydney

Paddyom said...

,_Sydney

Anonymous said...

Maybe there name Is Lewis Hams.

MB said...

Also a kings cross in Sydney. Full of heroin, prostitutes and fried food. A taste of London.

Headhunter said...

I stayed in Kings Cross in Sydney, wasn't that bad. Not a patch on certain areas of London. Sydney's got loads of familiar names - Oxford Street, Paddington, Birkenhead, Liverpool - they're all areas in Sydney. Melbourne's got Kew, Richmond etc

Mb said...

Don't get me wrong, I liked kings x. Used to go to a good pub quizz there. Happy days

patrick1971 said...

I especially like "a touch of Europe".

Richard Elliot said...

Fat Dog Cafe is the best in Rotorua.

There is a little corner of South East London here in Sydney: Lewisham, Dulwich and Sydenham are all in a cluster.

Monkeyboy said...

wot no brockley?

Anonymous said...

How funny. Lewisham is also a ghost town in Ontario, Canada.
See here:
http://www.ghosttownpix.com/ontario/towns/lewis.html

Anonymous said...

Monkeyboy -
I just found on googlemaps - Brockley's in New Zealand, Australia, Canada, Kenya and Zimababwe...

drakefell debaser said...

The Zimbabwean Brockley is a farm rather than a town.
However, given its location, I doubt it is much of a farm any more. It is more likely to be a weekend retreat for one of Great Uncle Bob's bent ministers to drive to in a ministerial Mercedes Benz on a Friday.

From the comfort of an air conditioned back seat, he or she can wave to the people that were meant to benefit from the land.
Pamberi.

The other Brockley nick said...

I was just in Rotorua over christmas, and I too saw this cafe - There's actually few of them dotted around the North Island. I also didn't go in. On another note, there's a Lewisham Stasse in Berlin.

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