Monthly Archives: November 2009

The Summer of Love

In 1967 I was awarded an Inner London Education Authority (ILEA) scholarship to visit Spain for three months during the summer. I believe the amount involved was less than 200 pounds, which gives you some idea of the cost of … Continue reading

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Ding dong merrily on high, In heav’n the bells are ringing

It’s nearly that time of year again, so I’ve switched to the Christmas presentation.

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Reconstruction of Dixs Place

A reader, very cleverly I think, produced this short video to show how Dixs Place would have looked before it was pulled down. In my mind’s eye, I can see all the kids playing in the street and the women … Continue reading

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Bermondsey.net

I was told about this site today. It has a forum where members can chat about their memories of the neighborhood and post photos. A must for anyone interested in historical Bermondsey (and pie and mash!). http://www.bermondseyboy.net/

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Dixs Place

My apologies for not having posted any new material for some time. The pressure of work this year has been overwhelming. Several people have posted comments on a previous post about life in Bermondsey in the 19th and 20th centuries. … Continue reading

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