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20 10, 2015

Albert McKenzie VC

London is full of statues to long forgotten generals and field-marshals. It's not very often that an ordinary lad from a poor background gets to be memorialized in our streets. And even more unusual is that this particular World War I hero came from Bermondsey and his memorial sculpture has just been made in Rotherhithe! [...]

15 10, 2015

Staying Safe in SE16

Many people recognise the difference between crime and the fear of crime. Often the two seem to vary with little direct relationship whilst particular incidents that may be once-in-a-lifetime events can have a catastrophic effect on the fear of crime. The focus of the next Bermondsey and Rotherhithe Community Council - the local authority's principal [...]

13 10, 2015

A Concert Hall for SE16

The problem for Robert Hulse - Director of the Brunel Museum - was that everyone who came to the Engine House wanted to see the tunnel itself. Buried some hundred feet below the museum the Thames Tunnel (not remember the Rotherhithe Tunnel which carries cars in a twentieth century construction) now carries the London Overground [...]

11 10, 2015

Artouride – Art and Design on the move

Buy a shipping container, fill it with ten Brompton folding bikes and set up your business in an active boatyard - and do it all on Boxing Day 2011! "Not a bad way to make a start in your own business," says Jack Blake. She has been guiding bike tours from her SE16 base ever [...]

6 10, 2015

Winsome Duncan and MPloyMe

Winsome Duncan is an inspiring figure. Pulling on her boots and chatting at the same time, she puts me at ease whilst her colleague Jane helps with a coffee for us both. Winsome - who is known as the Credit Crunch Queen - has spoken and written about how to tackle the human and financial [...]

29 09, 2015

Hawker House in Canada Water

London Union has made a success of taking spaces that are derelict or between different uses and turning them into successful food markets for street traders. Their brand of music, street food and a party atmosphere creates a great social space for the whole family as well as showcasing some of the best in simple [...]

6 09, 2015

Bermondsey Community Kitchen

Mike Donovan is born and bred Bermondsey. He’s been successful in several lines of business and now runs Dun’s Deli on Market Square in The Blue. But he’s also a man on a mission! He’s keen to put something substantial back into his home patch and so has invested huge energy and time in the [...]

3 09, 2015

TASTI Bar and Restaurant

It was an exceptionally wet day in August when I went to visit the Team at TASTI, the new bar and restaurant located on the corner of the Canada Water Square in Montreal House. I was greeted at the door by Isaac and Kelvin who then guided me through the cavernous space on the ground [...]

1 09, 2015

Growing Food in SE16

Many people have decided that depending on their local supermarket just isn’t enough. The opportunity to grow some of your own food is all around us in SE16. From the window-box to the garden, from the allotment to the community garden and our very own urban farm, SE16 has many possibilities to feed yourself and [...]

23 08, 2015

How to butcher a lamb

Simon Bell has been working as a butcher for most of his life. He ran a meat stall on The Blue for decades and delivered wholesale to butchers around London and out into Kent. Two years ago he took on his current shop next to the Old Bank pub in the Market and now has [...]