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NOVEMBER 2019 HOME MADE PIES DEPTFORD
“That photo is of a father and son who own a wonderful meat shop at the top of the High Street in Deptford on Tanners Hill Road,” says José Bell. “They’ve been there since the 1800s. The same family.” The name of the shop is Well Beloved. They are home made pies by that family. They actually sell out quite quickly most days. They’re very well known in that neighbourhood.”
Was born in Argentina, went to school in Torquay, Devon, and grew up in Matagami, northern Quebec, Canada. He arrived in the UK in 2014.
“I was ‘urban camping’ for two years until the end of 2017,” says José. He now has his own room, living in shared accommodation with six other people. “Lewisham council finally came through – it’s a beautiful property, a large kitchen and living room.” He can’t work as still going through “medical stuff” so is on ESA (the disability benefit). [154 words]