Center of Time

Center of Time

The phrase ‘Inner City’ is not used much these days to describe South East London. It is to the credit of many that Lewisham Town centre has cast off that negative image and is now the thriving heart of its urban region. Lewisham is Raymond Hall’s...
Lotus India

Lotus India

The relationship between the UK and India goes very deep. India is now a rising global economic power that also sees the UK as a partner and as spring board into the European continent. Raymond Hall has represented the London East Chamber Partnership in establishing...
Convoys

Convoys

Deptford was once the timber shipbuilding capital of the world. Adjacent to Greenwich, it served an empire’s maritime needs from its strategic location by a deep channel on the south side of the River Thames. Since the demise of empire, Deptford has been...
A New Gibraltar

A New Gibraltar

Gibraltar has a population of some 27,00 people. The world famous ‘Rock’ has 35 miles of roads servicing its own sea and airport. It also has a similar length of tunnels where the British Government would have relocated if the Battle of Britain had been...
Waverley Abbey

Waverley Abbey

The first Cistercian monastery in England, hosting some 2,000 monks, was founded in 1128 in the grounds of what is now Waverley Abbey House. Six centuries later, after its demise, Sir John Aislabie used its materials to build a splendid house with stables and...
Barking Blue

Barking Blue

Maidstone is the county town of Kent. It is located at the very heart of the ‘garden of England’, which in turn is the gateway to the UK from the European continent. What happens there can affect a very large area. St Luke’s is a vibrant church...