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14 08, 2016

10 Reasons to spend in SE16 first

Here at I Live in SE16, we are big fans of all things local – our local parks, charities, venues, churches, schools and businesses – and we think it makes sense for local people to spend time and their hard-earned money (or benefits) with independent businesses. What’s so good then about shopping local? Why all [...]

28 07, 2016

The Great Dock Strike 1889

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 anniversary of Ada Brown Salter’s birth. Ada was a pioneer and a revolutionary; she and her husband Dr Alfred Salter [...]

21 07, 2016

Construction Youth Trust and Wendy Heller

“It was really my mum being ripped off that got me into construction,” says Wendy Heller of Construction Youth Trust. “I was furious when I found she had paid out £50 to get a simple dripping tap fixed. That was her income for the week gone. I decided there and then to be able to [...]

17 07, 2016

Metro Village and Ching Tang

Metro Village is an independent property agent based in Maple Quays in Canada Water. Ching Tang who founded the company in 2011 heads them up and won the female Agent of the Year at The Wharf's Property Awards 2016. Alongside her, the team were also named winners in another two categories so the agency is on [...]

14 07, 2016

Early Excellence and Phil Armstrong

Many people who live and work in Rotherhithe or Canada Water will have noticed the changes on Albion Channel as Early Excellence arrived on the canal side. Most noticeable has been the huge stencil covering their front windows and proclaiming Early Excellence in six-foot high letters. Intrigued by the extensive shelving covered in educational equipment, [...]

7 07, 2016

Policing Rotherhithe with PC Nelena Paparisva

PC Nelena Paparisva is the Dedicated Ward Officer (DWO) for Rotherhithe ward SE16. She joined a team of five officers in September 2015 who work in the North East Cluster; together they cover a set of wards across SE16 and SE1 but Nelena as a DWO is always (as well as her new DWO colleague) [...]

30 06, 2016

Our Local History Society

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.   Do you ever wonder what life was like in the SE16 of yesteryear, when Canada Water was Canada Dock [...]

26 06, 2016

The London Dockland Development Corporation – lessons for the present

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 consolidated 46-acre development. British Land is the principal developer bringing over £2bn of investment to the project and are in [...]

9 06, 2016

Mayflower 2020

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 designed for Atlantic journeys as it sported a 30-foot high square aft-castle that made sailing into the wind nigh on [...]

8 05, 2016

Thames Mudlarking and Alan Murphy

The mudlark was born amongst the filth and chaos of Victorian London. These poor degraded creatures were scavengers, wading through the foul-smelling mud to collect anything they could sell, such as rags, coal and rope. Most mudlarks were children and old people - society's most vulnerable - these days, however, mudlarking is a term used [...]