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Friday 6 August 2004 11.04am
I am very interested to learn more about the history and cultural development of food and drink in the SE1 area, thoughts welcome, thanks
Friday 6 August 2004 11.22am
Wow - big question !

You'll get more answers if you can be a bit more specific ?

Over how long / what kinds of development / why do you want to know ?

If you're interested in opening up a restaurant in the area you need a very different kind of answer from if you're doing a sociological study of afro-caribbean influences in South London...

Edited for spelling - as always.

Edited 1 times. Last edit at 6 August 2004 11.25am by Siduhe.
Friday 6 August 2004 11.39am
I'm interested in the cultural development and history of the food industry in and around Borough, companies, organsations etc. I am not pening a restaurant but researching for some writing. Thanks
Friday 6 August 2004 12.02pm
Food...glorious food....cold turkey and mustard, and while I'm in the mood....:-) apologies to Lionel Bart 'cos I'm drunk!
Friday 6 August 2004 12.51pm
Welcome to the forum.

But what exactly do you mean by "cultural development"?

And forgive my cynicism, but this sounds suspiciously like a student dissertation title decided upon with insufficent preliminary research.

A minute's googling would lead you to sources for records of organisations such as B Young & Co Ltd, Gelatin Manufacturers, of Bermondsey;

Other forum members may be interested in a walk leaflet that describes the former industries around Bermondsey Street.
Friday 6 August 2004 2.27pm
My guess is that richreeves works for a think tank. I know which one but perhaps it is unfair to reveal users' identities...

Rr- check out the search function on this site.

Edited 1 times. Last edit at 6 August 2004 2.29pm by fedora.
Friday 6 August 2004 2.32pm

I actually work for a graphic design consultancy that specialises in food and drink and is currently re-locating to Borough. Hence my interest in the development of food businesses and industry in the area, i'd like to have a story to tell... Thanks...
Friday 6 August 2004 2.57pm

I must be having a blonde moment today, as I'm still not quite sure what it is you are trying to do - and so am having difficulty (as others) in answering your question.

Who are you trying to tell the story too ?

Are you a) producing a bit of blurb for your company's website explaining why you are moving to Borough;

b) getting some background information for your own personal interest about what kind of place you are moving too; or

c) [and here Lang Rabbie's cynicism must be catching] find a subtle way of producing a targeted marketing list ?

If it's a) a 2 second Google could give you all the information you might ever need (for example - this from Southwark BC's website)

Bermondsey was once the heart of London's food processing area, close to the docks of Pool of London. Many household names in the food industry had factories in Bermondsey - Peak Frean's biscuits, Sarson's Vinegar and Courage Breweries - earning the area its name and reputation as the ‘Larder of London'. The old industries have gradually declined leaving a legacy of fine old warehouses and industrial spaces, now home to restaurants, galleries and studios.

Also Google "larder of London" for loads of stuff about Hays Galleria (80% of London's foodstuffs passed through it in Victorian times apparently).

b) have a look at the Exploring section on the left of the page;

c) this is a community website, not a market research website.

Sorry if we seem a bit suspicious and / or unfriendly, but there's an increasing amount of spamming going on this forum and you are being a bit mysterious...
Friday 6 August 2004 4.35pm
London's Larder is mentioned in an article on this very site today:

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