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SE16 Heritage Magazine now out

By |July 3rd, 2016|Categories: All, Heritage, Magazine|

 What do you know about the history of our area? Where did it all start and what can we learn from our recent past? This quarter's issue of I Live in SE16 magazine brings you [...]

Our Local History Society

By |June 30th, 2016|Categories: All, Community, Heritage, Magazine|

We are pleased to welcome Michael Daniels - Vice President of the Rotherhithe and Bermondsey Local History Society - as our guest contributor today. He gives us an introduction to the Society's life and future. [...]

Stone Edge

By |June 28th, 2016|Categories: All, Art and Culture, Heritage, Magazine|

Making historic buildings beautiful is the task of the original architect and specialists in stone restoration. Stone Edge have been part of SE16 for four years now, a conservation and restoration company working on listed [...]

The London Dockland Development Corporation – lessons for the present

By |June 26th, 2016|Categories: All, Community, Heritage, Magazine, Planning|

Both Bermondsey and Rotherhithe are going through a period of huge redevelopment. The Canada Water Masterplan will bring a massive increase to the local population with over 3,500 new homes being built in the one [...]

Out of the Frying Pan into the Fire

By |June 23rd, 2016|Categories: All, Heritage, Magazine, People|

We are pleased to welcome Neil Bright, historian of London's Blitz as our contributor. Here he tells us the story of the first day of the Blitz and its impact on SE16. 7 September 1940 was [...]

Surrey Docks Farm: the last 280 years

By |June 19th, 2016|Categories: All, Heritage, Magazine|

We are delighted to welcome Germander Speedwell as our contributor today. She led a recent project with local people and volunteers to investigate the history of the Farm's site. Surrey Docks Farm occupies a riverside [...]

Brunel for the Twenty-First Century

By |June 16th, 2016|Categories: All, Art and Culture, Heritage, Magazine, Transport|

The Brunel Museum in Rotherhithe has been given a make-over. With an investment of £176,000, the museum can now host 120 people in its new accessible display space, the Grand Entrance Hall. A pre-fabricated staircase [...]

Artists tell the story of SE16

By |June 12th, 2016|Categories: All, Art and Culture, Heritage, Magazine|

Painting and writing have accompanied the development of SE16 through the centuries. The pictures of the past painted both by wordsmiths and artists give us a rare glimpse of their world. The author offers us [...]

Mayflower 2020

By |June 9th, 2016|Categories: All, Art and Culture, Community, Heritage, Magazine|

In 1620, a typical English merchant ship of the early 17th century called The Mayflower – like many similar cargo vessels of its day – sailed from Plymouth for America. It was not particularly well [...]

St Saviour’s Abbey, Bermondsey – the origins of SE16

By |June 5th, 2016|Categories: All, Heritage, Magazine|

Today we explore the origins of Bermondsey in the settlement around Bermondsey Abbey, the origin of much of the shape and form of SE16 as well as giving names to key locations. The beginning of [...]