HANNAH ORCHARD WALK
The new public walkway connecting Market Place with Blue Anchor Lane, is now open. The walkway is named after Hannah who had a stall on the market place, and later ran Orchard fruit and veg in the shop, which was demolished to create the new walkway. Her kindness to all and free fruits and treats given to local children are fondly remembered to this day.
THE BLUE BERMONDSEY PEOPLES MURAL
The painting of a new community mural inspired by local history and heritage will commence on Monday 18th April 2022.
The mural will be located in the Blue car park and when complete will take its place beside the other great London murals which have become well known landmarks in our great city. The mural has been designed by acclaimed muralist Paul Butler after holding workshops with the children and staff at Galleywall and Redriff primary schools, the City of London Academy and the Globe Academy for their ideas and images.
The mural will celebrate the history and life of Bermondsey; it’s role at the heart of the industrial revolution in 19th century Britain, it’s miraculous transformation into a showcase for the greening of urban space, recovery from the ravages of the Second World War and its current life and times.
Paul has painted or restored five of the great London murals and will work alongside artist Linda Jane James, and local artists Moses Kannah, Laura Hudson and Morgan Paton.
We would also like to sincerely thank Artel Scaffolding Ltd for providing their support.
And a big shout for the Southwark Construction Skills Centre team, who have worked their magic once again.