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15 12, 2014

Ada Salter – Sister of the People

The unveiling of 'Dr Salter's Daydream' by Diane Gorvin on 30 November 2014 brought the contribution of Ada Salter to the attention of many who had previously only heard her name. The statue of Ada Salter is the first public statue of a female politician in London and only the fifteenth female public statue in the [...]

12 12, 2014

Holy Trinity Church – Fun Day 13 Dec

Many people know St Mary the Virgin Rotherhithe, the historic parish church for the area but at the other end of Rotherhithe Street lies another - Holy Trinity. Ed Aldred the Church Warden gives us some insight into their history, the building and the congregation there. Tomorrow (13 Dec 2014) Holy Trinity has a Family [...]

27 11, 2014

Russia Dock Woodland

We are pleased to welcome Steph Henderson (@proimpactfitnes) as a guest writer for this post. Many people who know Canada Water and perhaps Rotherhithe have never ventured into the central open spaces of the area - Southwark Park, Kings Stairs Gardens and Russia Dock Woodland. Steph writes an introduction to the work of the Friends [...]

16 11, 2014

The Thames Tunnel

In a day when Rotherhithe was still mostly unattractive bog and marshland, the village of that name (or similar) - whilst having a distinguished history reaching back to beyond the Normans - was still a backwater. The choice of this unassuming part of Surrey (as it was then) as the location for a global first [...]

13 11, 2014

John Bull Arch

At the junction of Drummond Road and Southwark Park Road, the railway bridge is set at a slight angle to the road requiring traffic to slow and take the bends with care. The main bridge is a Victorian brick construction with the western side expanded with a modern steel construction. On either side of the [...]

4 11, 2014

The Biscuit Factory

In Clements Road, Bermondsey SE16 lies a multi-purpose business complex known today as the Biscuit Factory. Amongst it's many resident organisations there are plumbers, arts and dance organisations, production companies and publishers; the TriSpace Bar and Gallery and the Bridge Cafe are both found there too. Run by Workspace and part of the wider Tower Bridge Business [...]

29 10, 2014

The Angel Pub – 27 November

The next SE16Hour MeetUp is happening on Thursday 27 November at 19:30 at The Angel SE16 4NB. Please let us know you are coming (or not) by using the Facebook event page here: SE16 Hour MeetUp. We will be meeting in the upper lounge which has spectacular views of the Thames and if the weather [...]

23 10, 2014

Rotherhithe Yesterday and Today

1930s Deal Porters piling softwood planks at the Surrey Docks The developments that have taken place over the last thirty years in Rotherhithe have left only traces of the dockland history of the area. Reaching well back into the Middle Ages, Rotherhithe has been associated with shipbuilding and marine trades such as sail [...]

17 10, 2014

Music Shaft in SE16

Everyone knows that Bermondsey has become a hip place to be since it has become renowned for the art studios and galleries around Bermondsey Street SE1. You can get to experience a wide range of artistic endeavours in the area and some of that glamour is spreading to SE16. We are lucky to have theatre, [...]

8 10, 2014

Rotherhithe Tunnel

As anyone who lives or works in SE16 know, at rush hour and particularly Monday to Friday between 08:00 and 09:00 and 16:30 and 18:30, Jamaica Road and Lower Road (A200) hold long queues of traffic waiting to cross the Thames using the Rotherhithe Tunnel. Drivers use many SE16 side street rat runs putting pressure on [...]