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11 08, 2016

Apprenticeships in Southwark

Lord Alan Sugar on The Apprentice When you Google 'apprentice', the face of Alan Sugar scowls out from every search! The Apprentice has been on our screens since February 2005 putting unfortunate job candidates through the wringer. But the truth about apprenticeships is very different. Over two million people are getting a qualification on the job, learning [...]

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 [...]

24 07, 2016

Ed Gray – self-employed artist

Ed has been one of the best known of our local artists for some years now. Born in Putney and now based in Rotherhithe, Ed is increasingly recognised as one of the great contemporary painters of London and Londoners. Ed’s paintings are large in scale and figurative developed from the real life encounters he records [...]

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 [...]