Meet the SEnine team

Just in case you wanted to know the faces behind SE9’s favourite magazine…

John comes from Halifax, West Yorkshire, attended Hipperholme Grammar School, followed with a degree in Economics and Accounting from Newcastle University 1974-77.
After working on local papers in Sutton, Surrey and Crawley, West Sussex, he reported for the Yorkshire Post in Leeds from 1981-85.
As a PR, he worked for the Social Democratic Party (1985 – 87), Home Office (1987 – 1990) and the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food/Department for Environmental and Rural Affairs (1990 – 2006).
He has been editor of SEnine magazine since its inception in December 2006, taking over ownership in March 2017. The magazine issued its 160th monthly issue in March 2020.
John is also chair of the Friends of Well Hall Pleasaunce and Friends of Avery Hill Park as well an active member of the Save Avery Hill Winter Garden campaign
John lives in SE9 with Jane and has a daughter Rosie.

Marek Kolodziej is simply fabulous… he just can’t help himself!
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Jane Webb
Jane Webb writes a popular column, Jane’s Jottings, every month in SEnine Magazine.

She is married to John Webb and has lived in Eltham since 1985.

John Kennett

John Kennett is SEnine’s resident historical expert.
He has written the Historic Eltham column in the magazine since it started in 2006.

Wendy Moore

Wendy Moore is a freelance journalist and author of five non-fiction books on medical and social history.

Her first book, The Knife Man, is a biography of the 18th-century surgeon John Hunter. Her second book, Wedlock, tells the story of Mary Eleanor Bowes, a rich heiress who was tricked into marriage by a fortune-hunter. It was a Channel 4 TV Book Club choice and no 1 in the Sunday Times bestseller list. Wendy’s third book, How to Create the Perfect Wife, is the story of Thomas Day, an eccentric philanthropist who trained two foundlings in a bid to create his perfect wife. Her latest book, The Mesmerist, is out now. She has recently finished writing a book about the Endell Street Military Hospital which was run by women in London in the First World War. It’s due out in the UK and US in April 2020.

Grace Boyle

Grace Boyle is our newest and youngest columnist.
She is a trained actress, having spent three years at Glasgow’s Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, and has performed in theatres across the UK.