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'''Bermondsey''' is an area on the south bank of the Thames, within the London Boough of [[Southwark]].
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'''Bermondsey''' is an area on the south bank of the Thames, within the London Borough of [[Southwark]].
  
 
The main landmarks are near the Thames, for instance London Bridge Station, the Shard (tallest building in the European Union), and [[City Hall]]. However the area a little to the south is probably more often considered to be Bermondsey as such.
 
The main landmarks are near the Thames, for instance London Bridge Station, the Shard (tallest building in the European Union), and [[City Hall]]. However the area a little to the south is probably more often considered to be Bermondsey as such.
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==Bermondsey by-election 1983==
 
==Bermondsey by-election 1983==
  
[[Peter Tatchell]], standing as [[Labour party]] candidate was defeated in a by-election in February 1983 by the Liberal candidate [[Simon Hughes]]. The campaign was marred by homophobic abuse against Tatchell; ironically Hughes was himself bi-sexual, although this was not revealed at the time.
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[[Peter Tatchell]], standing as [[Labour party]] candidate, was defeated in a by-election in February 1983 by the Liberal candidate [[Simon Hughes]]. The campaign was marred by homophobic abuse against Tatchell; ironically Hughes was himself bisexual, although this was not revealed at the time.
  
 
==Other LGBT connections==
 
==Other LGBT connections==

Revision as of 22:29, 25 September 2012

Bermondsey is an area on the south bank of the Thames, within the London Borough of Southwark.

The main landmarks are near the Thames, for instance London Bridge Station, the Shard (tallest building in the European Union), and City Hall. However the area a little to the south is probably more often considered to be Bermondsey as such.

Bermondsey by-election 1983

Peter Tatchell, standing as Labour party candidate, was defeated in a by-election in February 1983 by the Liberal candidate Simon Hughes. The campaign was marred by homophobic abuse against Tatchell; ironically Hughes was himself bisexual, although this was not revealed at the time.

Other LGBT connections

The LGBT Consortium had its office for several years at the "Tower Bridge Business Complex" (actually the former Peak Freen biscuit factory).

The Turkish baths at the Bermondsey municipal baths, Grange Road, were a traditional gay meeting place, used by Kenneth Williams.[1]

References

  1. http://transpont.blogspot.co.uk/2009/05/traditional-interest-in-bermondsey.html