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27 03, 2016

Fisher FC and Ben Westmancott

Ever since Fisher Athletic went under and the new club – Fisher FC – emerged in 2009 owned and run by its supporters, Ben Westmancott has been keenly involved. “I remember looking after the tannoy at the old ground,” says Ben. “I would sit at home each week and mix some music on cassette for [...]

25 03, 2016

Fusion Table Tennis and John Dennison

Aadil Anand winning the U11 European Championships in Slovakia “Only in mid-March, our junior player Aadil Anand won the U-11 singles crown at the Slovak Open Malacky – Mini & Mini Mini Cadets European Championship,” explains John Dennison of Fusion Table Tennis. “He won the title for India in a field of 46 players from 9 [...]

23 03, 2016

Southwark Park Athletics Centre

SE16 is getting a new Athletics Centre! Construction of the first phase of the redesign and layout of the athletics arena in Southwark Park is nearly complete. The second phase is remodelling the pavilion from the inside out. The building will include four changing rooms (2 athletics, 2 football) and an officials changing room, external lockers, [...]

20 03, 2016

London All Stars – Wheelchair Basketball

Many people will have seen wheelchair basketball on their telly during the London Olympics, perhaps for the first time. I was lucky enough to get access to watch a couple of the Olympic matches at the O2 Arena during the Para-Olympics and I was mesmerised by the skill and speed of the play. The great [...]

18 03, 2016

Bacons College Sports Centre and Dave Cooke

Dave Cooke loves a challenge. He’s not one to take on a marathon without making it difficult. This time, he’s aiming to beat a Guinness World Record! On 24 April, Dave will be attempting to run the London Marathon 2016 in chain mail in under 5 hours 50 minutes! “I know it’s mad,” said Dave [...]

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 [...]