Talk:Rotherhithe

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cold war[edit]

"You'd have to go to Rotherhithe," is a passing reference from John LeCarre's The Spy Who Came in From the Cold.

Rotherhithe played an essential role as central location for minor espionage activities of the cold war.

Downtown[edit]

" Its central part, a redeveloped area on the site of the former docks, is often called "Downtown". " by whom?? i've lived in Rotherhithe for several years and never heard it called that. Sounds like a joke.

Downtown is in fact on the east side of the Rotherhithe peninsula near Surrey Docks City Farm. --Henrygb 22:45, 9 June 2006 (UTC)

Map[edit]

The dot on the map looks to me as if it is the middle of the river between Deptford and the Isle of Dogs --Henrygb 08:44, 25 July 2006 (UTC)

Copyright problem removed[edit]

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Pronunciation transcription[edit]

The issue of broad transcriptions need not be rehashed here; the Wikipedia policy can be seen at WP:IPA for English. The name of this district contains an underlying pronunciation involving both /r/ and /h/ and it should be shown that way. Different dialects have different pronunciations: see here. This is not worth an edit war. Stick to broad transcriptions, please. — ʀoyoтϵ 06:21, 15 July 2011 (UTC)

I was going to change this to just schwa, but now I'm not sure. If people in the UK say it without "r" then shouldn't it be written that way? I don't want to be in an edit war either but why can't we just let people write their own pronunciations if they are actually from there?71.163.128.115 (talk) 03:01, 28 August 2011 (UTC)
There are conventions to follow. Broad transcriptions are meant to be dialect-independent (in theory). In any case, I've tried to edit this twice and someone doesn't want me to. C'est la vie. — ʀoyoтϵ 03:59, 3 October 2011 (UTC)

Norwegian government in exile[edit]

I have deleted the sentence in the Second World War section, that refers to the Norwegian government in exile being established in Rotherhithe. This was actually at at the Norwegian Legation at 10 Palace Green, Kensington. See Norway: the official site in the UK - News 27 October 2012 - Princess Astrid unveils blue plaque and British Government News & Press Releases - 25th October, 2005: Blue Plaque for King Haakon VII of Norway for references. Alansplodge (talk) 19:02, 8 April 2013 (UTC)

Canada Water Master Plan[edit]

Given this imminent plan http://www.canadawatermasterplan.com/, that will make a big difference to the urban landscape, I wonder if we should add a section on it? — Preceding unsigned comment added by Primal buddhist (talkcontribs) 13:55, 8 May 2017 (UTC)