Sunday, September 21, 2008

Welcome to students

Yes it's that time of year, a new crop of students from all over the country (and indeed the world) are coming to live in New Cross and the surrounding area, most going to Goldsmiths, some to Camberwell Art College, London College of Communications or the Laban. The 'student houses' in our street have new tenants and I've spotted a few groups excitedly exploring the area.

If any of you come across this site can I just say 'welcome to South East London'. Yes, you will meet some snotty folk who will resentfully blank you for being 'off the manor' and if you're very unlucky you might even encounter some scum who will try and part you from your wallet and mobile phone. But anyone with a spark of life must surely welcome the student population - OK like every other part of the community, they have their share of idiots - but lets face it New Cross would be socially poorer without students keeping the nightlife going, forming bands, and (in some cases) staying in the area after college and stopping the area stagnating.


Anonymous said...

I don't think its the students who are accused of being 'off the manor' - you're confusing them with the mung bean, fairtrade types.

Transpontine said...

Well I guess the different people who (wrongly) think they own the place have different definitions of who they think 'don't belong' here - for some it includes students, for others 'mung bean eaters', for others 'chavs' - me, I take people as I find them.

Anonymous said...

As long as they don't like strippers.