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Editor , News Writer and Feature Writer
John has spent 30 years in the media, as a reporter on weekly, regional and specialist media and as a press officer for the government. He has lived on the Corbett estate since moving south with his wife Jane in 1985. He took early retirement from the Civil Service and now combines editing SENine with being secretary of the Friends of Well Hall Pleasaunce, trustee of the Outside In Youth Project. His hobbies are allotment keeping, sailing and supporting Charlton Athletic.
Mark has had various roles in his career ranging from managing and import /export company, running a retail store, working in the financial industry and capital funding arena to lecturing in Creativity, Innovation and Change for a UK University.
Since 2004 Mark has concentrated on helping small business grow and succeed.
Mark holds a Masters Degree in Leadership, a Diploma in Corporate Compliance and Company Directorship and a degree in Marketing.
Fuelled by a change in community spirit, changing environments, social issues and the growing concerns around the fate of small business and the viability of High Street traders Mark launched the SEnine magazine in December 2006.
Writer and Historian - Historic Eltham
John is a renowned local historian. John has lived in Eltham & Mottingham for most of his life and has long taken a keen interest in its history. In 1965 he conceived the idea of starting the Eltham Society. he has written many books and articles for Eltham Society's publications. He is well known for his public lectures on all aspects of Eltham and its history.
Many of his books and publications are available from
Jane was born in Northumberland. Her father was in the Church of England, so the family moved from time to time, eventually moving south (to Yorkshire). After university, she trained to be a teacher and taught primary aged children for many years in Wetherby. Coming south with her husband, she has taught in several of Eltham's primary schools, currently voluntarily at St Mary's School in Glenure Road. She and John have one child, Rosie, who is studying graphic design and advertising at the London College of Communication.
Born and bred in Eltham Beatie is our cultural correspondent, Beatie writes about the arts and theatre in and about Eltham.
Beatie also doubles as our bookkeeper.
Personal Eltham & Feature Writer
Matthew Bell is a Director and owner of Ferrari Press Agency.
Matthew is a former Sunday Mirror News Editor and has served successful spells in Fleet Street, and have brought that wealth of experience to SEnine.
Adam is a director and owner of Farrari Press Agency.
Adam is an ex-reporter for The Sun (1990-1995) and has served successful spells in Fleet Street, and has brought that wealth of experience to SEnine
Grumpy old man and writes about what ever takes his fancy.
Herbaceous combines the worst characteristics of Compo and David Bellamy with a small bit of Alan Titchmarsh thrown in (you can judge which bit). Herbaceous ('Herbs' to his associates) should really be living in a gamekeeper's cottage in the woods but due to fate and some very poor career choices has ended up in a four bed terraced house bang in the middle of suburbia.
His main trait is one of muddle and confused thinking. All his knowledge of country life and nature has been put through the washeteria of life and, like Touchstone in As You Like It, has a wit as dry as a remaindered ship's biscuit after a voyage and is crammed with observations which he vents in mangled forms. This is all compounded with a penchant for cider.
Notwithstanding this, he's a friendly type and will happily smile to all concerned when leaving licensed premises without having had to buy a round.
Being sneaky and spy like
Spy is not one person but a network of people that feed information into the magazine so we know what is going on. Your best friend could be a spy and you would not know it unless he/she starts talking into their shoe phone, now that might be a give away. But these days with an array of mobile phones and other devices available, the SEnine SPY could be next door, across the road or in bed with you.
Want to be a spy? contact email@example.com
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Volunteer Proof reader.
Don't blame Sally if there are errors in the magazine. Most often it is because we change things after Sally has worked her magic in correcting our spelling and grammar.
Sally shares the hardest job, working to strict and tight time frames trying to make sense out of some of the gibberish the writers sometimes submit Sally helps weed out errors but we are all human and mistakes sometimes slip through.
Volunteer Proof Reader.
Don't blame Laurie if there are errors in the magazine. Most often it is because we change things after Laurie has worked his magic in correcting our spelling and grammar.
Laurie shares the hardest job, working to strict and tight time frames trying to make sense out of some of the gibberish the writers sometimes submit Laurie helps weed out errors but we are all human and mistakes sometimes slip through.
Laurie has had many pictures published in the magazine and always seems to be at the right place at the right time.