All posts tagged: the last word

The Last Word: Stefan Mullings, Oven Rescue South East London

Hi my name is Stefan Mullings, I own and run Oven Rescue South East London. It is a domestic and commercial specialist oven cleaning service that covers all types of ovens (gas/elec). We also clean all models of extractor hoods, oven and stove hobs, microwaves and barbeques. How long have you lived in the area? I’ve lived here all my life. What has changed most during that time? I would have to say the food outlets, now there are so many varieties of shops, cafés, bars, restaurants, a little something for everyone even if you’re a bit fussy like myself, its great! What do you most value about the area you live in? The different choices of things to do, you can always try something whether you want to try a cuisine you’ve never had before or go on an art trail walk. There’s just so much going on! What’s the one thing you couldn’t do without? Sugar, I have a really bad sweet tooth that I’m trying to clamp down on. Belgian waffle and …

The Last Word: Caroline Havers, Chair of Link Age Southwark

I am a long time resident of Dulwich and have recently been appointed as Chair of Link Age Southwark, a local charity providing befriending services and 24 groups for older people in Southwark. How long have you lived in the area? I have lived in Dulwich for 25 years What brought you here? Schools! My daughters were very lucky and were able to walk to school every day of their school career at Dulwich Village Infants school, The Hamlet and then Alleyns. What has changed most during that time? One of the lovely things about Dulwich is that things do not change that much, more traffic and different shops but otherwise changes are gentle enough that I have not really noticed them. What do you most value about the area/street you live in? I love the green spaces in and around Dulwich, yet can get to central London quite easily. I live down a little alleyway that is tucked away and hidden from view. What’s the one thing you couldn’t do without? It is not very environmentally friendly to say …

The Last Word: Rev Raymond Baudon

I’m Rev Raymond Baudon and I’m the curate (which is kind of like a trainee vicar) at St John’s East Dulwich on Goose Green. I have only just moved to the area from north London but I’ve been working at St John’s since 1stJuly. What do you most value about the area you live in? The sense of community. So many times I’ve bumped into someone I know in the street and I love that. What one thing would you change? A tube station at the end of my street. What’s the one thing you couldn’t do without? I have a bit of an addiction to kitchen gadgets and I love my Kitchenaid mixer. I use it to make cakes for our Wednesday coffee morning. The most famous person you’ve seen or met? I did meet someone who looked familiar recently and when I found out he was an actor I asked if he’d been in anything recently. He replied that he’d been in “a little thing called Downton”. That’s when I recognized him! It …

The Last Word: Katharine Spence, owner of Wigwam

Katharine Spence owns Wigwam toy shop on Rosendale Road in West Dulwich, which has recently celebrated five years since opening its doors. She lives in West Dulwich with her husband and three children. How long have you lived in the area? I have lived in Dulwich my whole life.  I was born in Dulwich Village and currently live in West Dulwich. What do you value most about the area you live in? There is a real sense of community around where I live in West Dulwich. I love walking from my house up to Wigwam and bumping into lots of people I know, many of whom come into the shop for a chat. Where will you find me on a Saturday? First thing on a Saturday I’ll be watching my son play football for Dulwich Village.  Then I will be back at Wigwam wrapping presents for children going to parties. I always enjoy seeing what they choose for their friends. Cafe, Pub or bar? Cafe. I love a good cosy cafe to sit and have a piece of cake, especially now autumn has arrived. …

The Last Word: Joy Bradshaw, First Glance Hair Salon

Hello my name is Joy Bradshaw. I run a hair salon in Brockley called First Glance with my brother Roan Bradshaw. It’s a small, friendly, family business. We do all aspects of hairdressing – European, Mixed, Afro hair, male and female. This year we are celebrating 30-years in business! How long have you lived in the area? I have lived here all my life as my parents moved from the Brockley end of SE15 (Nunhead) to Forest Hill in the early 1960’s and I absolutely love it!! I think because its surrounded with a choice of parks and greenery it makes a difference and it’s also so central. Luckily, I know my lovely neighbours and they are all so friendly and we do the neighbourly thing to respect each other and look out for each other. What do you most value about the area/street you live in? I just love the fact that it’s so accessible to the city and into town, The bus stop is not literally on my door step, but within walking …