The Roots was a Southwark Pensioners Centre project, run in partnership with Julia Honess, about the story of Walworth Road-based G. Baldwin and Co.

Southwark Pensioners Centre
Southwark Pensioners Centre is a charity offering a range of services and activities to people over 50 in the London Borough of Southwark. Founded in 1987, the purpose of the Centre is to support older people to enjoy a good quality of life into a healthy old age by providing services, information and a community resource centre working to promote choice and opportunity for the diverse population of older people.

G. Baldwins & Co.
G. Baldwin & Co is one of London’s oldest and most established herbalists, a specialist in the natural remedies field with expertise spanning two families and over 160 years. The company was founded by George Baldwin in 1844 and was originally based at 77 Walworth Road, in South East London. G. Baldwin thrived over the next 50 years, eventually peaking at 12 shops around the London area. By 1925 only the original shop remained until 1969, when Baldwins relocated to 173 Walworth Road where they are still based today.

Art in the ParkArt in the Park
Art in the Park is a charity devoted to enriching Londoners’ lives and environment through visual arts. They run art and performance based education and training workshops, and are involved in community, studio and public art projects.


Walworth Academy
Walworth Academy is a mixed, non-selective school for pupils aged 11 to 18. It opened as an ARK academy in 2007, replacing Walworth School. The Ofsted report of July 2010 rated it as “Good, with outstanding capacity to improve”.


The Heritage Lottery Fund
Using money raised through the National Lottery, the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) sustains and transforms a wide range of heritage for present and future generations to take part in, learn from and enjoy. From museums, parks and historic places to archaeology, natural environment and cultural traditions, we invest in every part of our diverse heritage. HLF has supported over 30,000 projects, allocating £4.6billion across the UK.