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Heritage

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History in SE16

Music Shaft in SE16

October 17th, 2014|

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 [...]

Rotherhithe Tunnel

October 8th, 2014|

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 [...]

Norway Dock and the Timber Ponds

September 26th, 2014|

For many people who live and work in Rotherhithe, Surrey Quays and surrounding areas, the open water of Canada Water, Albion Channel, South Dock and most spectacular of all Greenland Dock provide a wonderful respite [...]

Open House 2014

September 11th, 2014|

London has an amazing mixture of great buildings. We have jewels such as the Tower of London and - some would argue - the Thames Barrier and less exalted but nonetheless entrancing structures such as the [...]

Sir Michael Caine CBE

August 30th, 2014|

One of the best known actors of his day, Michael Caine has become well known too for originating in Rotherhithe. Michael was born Maurice Joseph Micklewhite in 1933 in St Olave's Hospital. (The hospital was closed [...]

Time and Talents

August 24th, 2014|

Time and Talents is a vibrant community centre located in the heart of Rotherhithe village. Offering a wide range of activities, clubs and facilities, it is a key hub of a network of local interests and [...]

Looking Back in Video

August 3rd, 2014|

Grainy, shot by hand and with few of the airs and graces of modern cinematography, the films of SE16 from the last part of the twentieth century do however give a real feel for that [...]

SE16 in the Great War

July 28th, 2014|

As the country remembers the sacrifice of so many during Word War I (1914-18), here in Bermondsey and Rotherhithe we have our own history to remember. In Bermondsey the story of the Holton family is [...]

Howland Great Wet Dock

July 21st, 2014|

The origins of the docks that covered much of Rotherhithe lie in the ship-building and -supplying that became its principal function when England began to have a navy in the 1600s. Andie Byrnes has plotted the course [...]

The Background to the Dockland Heritage

July 7th, 2014|

The past of Rotherhithe and Bermondsey are dominated by the era of the docks which often obliterates what went before. Our resident historian of our maritime traditions - Andie Byrnes - who writes A Rotherhithe Blog [...]

Salter Statues Returning

July 5th, 2014|

In November 2011, a bronze statue of Alfred Salter was stolen from its comfortable seat looking out over the Thames in Bermondsey. The community was angry and frustrated that the thieves had stolen such an [...]

Home Help to the World

June 30th, 2014|

Richard Carr-Gomm By Seven Islands Leisure Centre is a short road that leads down to the gates of Southwark Park. The road is called Gomm Road and half way down on the wall [...]