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15 03, 2016

HAB6 presents 10% and Rising

We are pleased to welcome this article from Hope Connolly and Kadeesha Oduntan, Year 12 students at Harris Academy Bermondsey about their first Sixth Form conference about women in male-dominated industries. “Feminism isn’t about making women stronger. Women are already strong. It’s about changing the way the world perceives that strength.” G.D Anderson   HAB6 [...]

11 03, 2016

Bootcamp SE16 and Steph Jannati

Anyone passing Stave Hill of a weekday evening – Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday at present – can’t miss the herd of enthusiastic bodies running, jumping, stretching or otherwise being active as part of Bootcamp SE16. One of the great success stories of the area, Bootcamp SE16 has grown from small beginnings in 2013 to a [...]

8 03, 2016

Canada Water Chess Club

Graham Taylor has been a chess player since early days. Following a career as an economics and history lecturer in higher education, Graham has become the driving force behind the Canada Water Chess Club which he founded in 2008. He is a robust advocate for the benefits of regular chess. “It’s extraordinary what the research [...]

5 03, 2016

London Aikido Dojo and Tony Evangelou

We welcome a new contributor to the site today Irene Solombrino who introduces us to one of the hidden gems of SE16. Put your hand up if you have ever heard of Aikido. It would be surprising to see many hands up in the air. It will also probably surprise most of us to know [...]

2 03, 2016

bodytonic clinic and James Gill

“I have a real passion for helping people,” explained James Gill, who runs bodytonic clinic in Canada Water, near Deptford SE8 & New Cross SE14. “I want to create fantastic environments where members of the public can come and get treatment, advice or rehabilitation or even just relax and de-stress.” James and I met to [...]

24 02, 2016

Cycle Speedway in Bermondsey – BMX in the 1940’s

We are pleased to welcome Patricia Dark, Borough Archivist as our guest blogger today. Here she provides us with an insight into the amazing post-war role of bicycles in the entertainment of SE16. Lynton Lynx Track, looking toward Lynton Road Keep them off the streets In 2004, Peckham DJ CK Flash started a [...]

19 02, 2016

Making a Difference to Bermondsey

Review of Ada Salter: Pioneer of Ethical Socialism (2016) by Graham Taylor What are we to do with politicians these days? So many people are turned off the political world by the high-handed, petty, unprincipled and apparently distant games played by the Parties. The practical day-to-day lives of ordinary residents of Rotherhithe, Surrey Docks and [...]

16 02, 2016

Air Pollution and Citizen Science

ALERT: Volunteers wanted: no skills needed just enthusiasm and reliability Understanding pollution We’ve all become only too aware of the lack of transparency in the vehicle industry over diesel exhaust emissions. In September 2015, Volkswagen confessed to using a device to cheat US NOX emissions tests. Now the subject of air pollution is beset with [...]

7 02, 2016

Sexual health online

With Valentine’s Day just round the corner, it’s a great time to share some news about the local health service. In today’s world, sexual health is difficult to talk about and many people avoid early action because they feel uncertain of how to broach the subject. In an attempt to reach more people earlier, Guy’s [...]

24 01, 2016

Family History in SE16

Given the huge numbers of people who have lived and worked in SE16 through the centuries, there is no surprise in the interest this area has for people seeking their family history. Of course there are many valuable resources online today that makes the often fragile paper records available to millions at the click of [...]