Saturday 5 November 2011 4.54pm
community newspaper of the 1970s and 1980s has no direct connection with the present publication, though it is one of the things that has inspired us to do what we do.
We've got a few copies and cuttings and they are fascinating - so many of the big issues are exactly the same then and now: the redevelopment of the Potters Fields coach park, the state of Elephant & Castle, the future of Lower Marsh etc etc.
I keep meaning to ask the Southwark Local History Library
whether they have old copies of SE1
A few of the people involved in the original paper (it was a co-operative) are still around. I'm not sure who we'd need to get permission from in order to digitise the archive, but it would be a brilliant and worthwhile project.