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3D Burn – Olly and Grace

By |June 2nd, 2016|Categories: All, Health, People, Sport & fitness|

"We focus on the three dimensions of fitness," says Olly. Local resident and personal trainer, Oliver Evans (Olly) and his partner Grace Upshall have teamed up to form 3D Burn, a unique local fitness outfit. [...]

The Lion’s History – Roaring from the Den

By |May 31st, 2016|Categories: All, Heritage, Magazine, Sport & fitness|

Today we welcome Dr Patricia Dark the Borough Archivist as our guest blogger on the road to SE16 taken by Millwall Football Club. Keith 'Rhino' Stevens famous player and manager I may as well [...]

Roger Madelin – Head of Canada Water

By |May 28th, 2016|Categories: All, People, Planning, Transport|

Roger Madelin Roger Madelin is a man with experience in development. Few can match his career achievements in the development of large mixed-use schemes first as a part of Argent from 1987 - [...]

Southwark Park – a short history

By |May 26th, 2016|Categories: All, Heritage, Magazine|

Today's article is written by Pat Kingwell, Secretary of the Friends of Southwark Park and a local historian How lucky we are to have Southwark Park! It is one of London’s oldest parks - first [...]

TunedIn London – new series

By |May 22nd, 2016|Categories: All, Art and Culture, People|

West African Blues Project - 27 July The success of TunedIn London has been phenomenal in creating Rotherhithe's most talked about music scene! Eleanor Thorn who runs TunedIn London has been designing series of [...]

Auction against Hunger – 26 May

By |May 19th, 2016|Categories: All, Food & Drink|

Canada Water is currently enjoying Hawker House – an amazing weekly festival of street food – held on Fridays and Saturdays just a short walk from Canada Water station on Surrey Quays Road. Next week, [...]

Warships, East Indiamen and Clippers – Rotherhithe’s shipbuilding past

By |May 15th, 2016|Categories: All, Heritage, Magazine, Transport|

Today's guest author is Andie Byrnes local resident and historian who regularly writes about Rotherhithe's history on her site A Rotherhithe Blog. Here she takes us on a shipbuilding tour of ship-building and breaking in SE16. [...]

Parks, PTs and the Public

By |May 12th, 2016|Categories: All, Sport & fitness|

Today we welcome back Polina Liu as our guest writer. She has been investigating the recent controversy over Southwark introducing licence fees for personal trainers to train people outdoors. Here’s her story. Health, fitness and [...]

Thames Mudlarking and Alan Murphy

By |May 8th, 2016|Categories: Advice, All, Community, Heritage, Magazine, People|

The mudlark was born amongst the filth and chaos of Victorian London. These poor degraded creatures were scavengers, wading through the foul-smelling mud to collect anything they could sell, such as rags, coal and rope. [...]

Southwark Park Cricket Club

By |May 5th, 2016|Categories: All, Sport & fitness|

Captain Martin celebrates three wins in a row! Our guest writer today is Martin Kovats chair of our local cricket club: Southwark Park was the original home of the Oval and you can [...]