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History in SE16

The Great Dock Strike 1889

July 28th, 2016|

We are pleased to welcome Patricia Dark Borough Archivist as our contributor today. She introduces the impact of the Great Dock Strike of 1889. Ada Salter Bermondsey and Rotherhithe recently celebrated the 150th [...]

SE16 Heritage Magazine now out

July 3rd, 2016|

 What do you know about the history of our area? Where did it all start and what can we learn from our recent past? This quarter's issue of I Live in SE16 magazine brings you [...]

Our Local History Society

June 30th, 2016|

We are pleased to welcome Michael Daniels - Vice President of the Rotherhithe and Bermondsey Local History Society - as our guest contributor today. He gives us an introduction to the Society's life and future. [...]

Stone Edge

June 28th, 2016|

Making historic buildings beautiful is the task of the original architect and specialists in stone restoration. Stone Edge have been part of SE16 for four years now, a conservation and restoration company working on listed [...]

The London Dockland Development Corporation – lessons for the present

June 26th, 2016|

Both Bermondsey and Rotherhithe are going through a period of huge redevelopment. The Canada Water Masterplan will bring a massive increase to the local population with over 3,500 new homes being built in the one [...]

Out of the Frying Pan into the Fire

June 23rd, 2016|

We are pleased to welcome Neil Bright, historian of London's Blitz as our contributor. Here he tells us the story of the first day of the Blitz and its impact on SE16. 7 September 1940 was [...]

Surrey Docks Farm: the last 280 years

June 19th, 2016|

We are delighted to welcome Germander Speedwell as our contributor today. She led a recent project with local people and volunteers to investigate the history of the Farm's site. Surrey Docks Farm occupies a riverside [...]

Brunel for the Twenty-First Century

June 16th, 2016|

The Brunel Museum in Rotherhithe has been given a make-over. With an investment of £176,000, the museum can now host 120 people in its new accessible display space, the Grand Entrance Hall. A pre-fabricated staircase [...]

Artists tell the story of SE16

June 12th, 2016|

Painting and writing have accompanied the development of SE16 through the centuries. The pictures of the past painted both by wordsmiths and artists give us a rare glimpse of their world. The author offers us [...]

Mayflower 2020

June 9th, 2016|

In 1620, a typical English merchant ship of the early 17th century called The Mayflower – like many similar cargo vessels of its day – sailed from Plymouth for America. It was not particularly well [...]

St Saviour’s Abbey, Bermondsey – the origins of SE16

June 5th, 2016|

Today we explore the origins of Bermondsey in the settlement around Bermondsey Abbey, the origin of much of the shape and form of SE16 as well as giving names to key locations. The beginning of [...]

The Lion’s History – Roaring from the Den

May 31st, 2016|

Today we welcome Dr Patricia Dark the Borough Archivist as our guest blogger on the road to SE16 taken by Millwall Football Club. Keith 'Rhino' Stevens famous player and manager I may as well [...]