Tom Pepper wrote:bigphil wrote:Im not worried if the name does change but surely its not something MPs should be bothering with.
I also agree with nelson on "whats our area called"
we came up with southwark village
this centres on the station
and is the cut, union st as north border, gt suffolk st as east border, st georges circus as southern border, and waterloo road as western border.
if bermondsey can have a village , so can we!
This fad for attaching 'village' to an area amuses me, it is often dreamed up by estate agents, to promote a feeling of neighbourhood intimacy for prospective clients, or residents of an already nice area attach the word in the hope that the area will then be viewed as even nicer.
A similar example of this is when property developers were seeking a way of raising the prices of old houses in Battersea, they marketed them as being in South Chelsea.
When I was much younger I lived in Bermondsey, not the 'half a crown' side that is Bermondsey St., it wasn't much more than a one and nine side then, (confused? ask your old mum), but the two bob side, the Jamaica Road end of Southwark Park Road.
Now, I live in Rotherhithe Village, which bears as much relation to a village as Pittsburgh PA.
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