Brockley Logs On

FBI Special Agent Dale Cooper: Can I ask her about her log? 
Sheriff Harry S. Truman: Many have.
- Twin Peaks

Brockley has its own log supplier: Brockley Logs, which delivers locally or has a stall at Brockley Market. There is not that much more to be said about this, but we thought it was worth noting. They are sourced in Kent and they are "tight-grain" if that's what you are into.

50 comments:

Hugh said...

Keep it tight.

little said...

i keep meaning to ask them at the market, but isn't Brockley in a smokeless zone?

little said...

For ref:
http://www.lewisham.gov.uk/myservices/environment/air-pollution/Pages/Bonfires.aspx

Mezzer said...

Certain wood burners are exempt:

http://smokecontrol.defra.gov.uk/appliances.php?country=e

Logs a good one said...

we got stocked up for Christmas and the winter months and got a 250kg bag delivered by Tony (aka 'Brockley Logs')

Great quality logs, nothing like the damp stuff you buy at petrol stations.

He has a webpage with more info

brocleylogs.com

Anonymous said...

Perhaps I'm barking up the wrong tree, but if it is a smokless zone then it goes against the grain, surely. We need to get to the root of the CO2 problem, otherwise this guy will be branching out all over.

Brockley Nick said...

@Little - they can also be used to fill up an empty and unused fireplace, if like me, you have lost contact with all of your basic survival skills and just like things to look pretty.

Anonymous said...

"if like me, you have lost contact with all of your basic survival skills and just like things to look pretty"

Better re-learn them quick, financial meltdown is just around the corner. I was talking to an IFA last week, he suggested buying a dog and a gun was the best option, you twig?

Brockley Nick said...

Apocalyptic stuff. Perhaps we need to start our own sect of the Branch Davidians.

Anonymous said...

Who's the lady with the log?

Anonymous said...

I've got wood.

Brockley Nick said...

@Anon 12:49

They call her the log lady.

Matt-Z said...

@Nick

It's easy to get in touch with your inner Ray Mears. Just take a match to your kindle.

Tamsin said...

And the owls, of course, are not what they seem...

(I do like your quotes - whether or not I recognise them...)

Anonymous said...

Bob would be able to tell you more about the log lady...

mb said...

I understand Jonah has ordered a couple of the 250kg bags.

Brockley Nick said...

Only because I planted the idea subliminally in his head.

mb said...

Careful, I'm not sure where PR experts fit in the post financial armagedon world, difficult to spin starvation and pesitlance as anything other than A Bad Thing.

Engineers and associated geeks will be fine though.

Brockley Nick said...

Funnily enough, I've just been having a conversation to that effect with one of my colleagues who used to be a financial journalist...

Anonymous said...

Leaf it out

Anonymous said...

Brockley needs a One Eyed Jacks.

The Giant said...

The owls are not what they seem

Tamsin said...

Said that already...

A real lost opportunity - I always thought - not having an early X-file opened on Dale Cooper as he became after the last episode - just the sort of think Fox should investigate.

Lou Baker said...

There is no doubt that, economically , the world is going to hell.

Too many people have been allowed to spend money they don't have for far too long.

And it won't get better until we start accepting that not everyone can - or should - have big TVs, iPhones, exotic holidays etc etc.

As for logs - I'd really rather people burnt nothing in
this ever so polluted city of ours. Your filthy smoke is my child's next breath. If you want log fires go and live in
a forest. (And not Forest Hill before Monkeyboy pipes up ...)

Enough Already said...

Leaf it out, I wood not av be-leafed it! Butt if I treed hard grained enough I might get some knotted understanding. Being as thick as a plank and now having twigged out all the splinter groups on this trunk. Maybe I should branch out . . . oh I can't be bonsied any more

Brockley Nick said...

Wot no yule log puns? I felled sure that there wood be some, to get the sap rising. Must tree harder.

NAT said...

Tree menduous fun, eh readers?

Anonymous said...

@Lou
Yes
Yes
Yes
No (considerate fires of natural substances pose little heaklth hazard)

Anonymous said...

I laid a massive Brockley log this morning.

Mb said...

Lou, if you must pine for a simpler time before debts please read up on history. If not, please form a splinter group for similar minded miserablists, I find the timber of your arguments tedious in the extreme. (I'm available for weddings, birthdays and bar mitzvahs. I thank you, g'night)

Anonymous said...

Christmas trees? Vaguely related to post, does anyone know if there are xmas trees for sale by the Hobgoblin in New X Gate? tried to get one at the market on saturday but the man wouldn't unwrap it for me to look at...

Anonymous said...

They've got some at Aladdins Cave.

Anonymous said...

Free logs located in the skip on Cranfield road at the moment.

Anonymous said...

"but the man wouldn't unwrap it for me to look at..."

Are you serious?

Danja said...

Yes there are at the Hobgoblin (and yes, they will un- and re-wrap)

NAT said...

And at the little DIY shop in Ladywell... fully unwrapped.

Danja said...

+trees

Tamsin said...

The best-shaped Christmas tree we ever had was got on 23rd December a few years back from the DIY shop in Ladywell.

Weird said...

sounds a bit late to be buying a Christmas tree...

NAT said...

And what my, dear weird, would the latest allowable date be if you were in charge?

Tressilliana said...

There are/were (worth checking if it's too late now) also Christmas trees for sale at Brockley Market on Saturday and at Crofton Park library.

Tamsin said...

Not really - good bargains, keeps well into the new year. I would agree, though, that when we left it until Christmas Eve once that was rather difficult...

NAT said...

The first turned up on the recycling pile at Hilly Fields promptly last year on boxing day.

Tamsin said...

Hmm... can one rely on that? We usually don't "do" Christmas until the following weekend. (And reusing is better than recycling...)

NAT said...

Yes, maybe not one to take a punt on.

Perhaps timeshare with somone leaving town on the 26th?

Once bitten.... said...

I bought a tree once. Got home, unwrapped it, and it turned out to be a killer whale. I wouldn't mind but have you seen how much they eat?

True story

Tamsin said...

Too chancy - and my son wants to get on with decorating and things so we will probably go around to the Hobgoblin tomorrow with our wheelie bin.

Anonymous said...

I get my tree from the roadside between Christmas and NY, there are always loads.

Anonymous said...

""but the man wouldn't unwrap it for me to look at..."
"Are you serious?"

Yes! of course I'm serious... you don't want a wonky tree or one that's all side and no up. It's totally normal to be able to see the tree before you buy. I was very surprised they hadn't bought the magic wrapping machine with them especially as the trees were pretty pricey (and they had a van).
Anyway, I've bought one now, £15, four foot, lovely stuff.

Brockley Nick said...

Agreed, I can't believe anyone buys a tree without looking at it first. Sometimes they have dead branches, sometimes they are nothing but stalk at the top, sometimes they are top heavy or wonky, etc.

I demand perfection from my trees. GM Xmas trees can't come soon enough.

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