We help shape the future of Brixton by working to understand our history and built environment.

To do this we hold regular meetings, lead heritage walks, and produce publications about our local area. Our members come from all walks of life and all parts of Brixton, helping to enrich our discussions and campaigns.

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Electric Avenue …

Posted on: 6th January, 2016 in News

… public realm improvements are planned to begin next week (11 January). De-cluttering, repaving, new lighting, improved stall layout, and significantly improved rubbish collection are among the improvements planned to make this most historic street a better place to shop….

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Both Brixton Plumbers merchants to shut – flats push out more jobs

Posted on: 8th December, 2015 in Planning

Both Brixton plumbers merchants are set to close as luxury priced housing continues to replace employment generating space. Surrey based private developer Walbury Estates have acquired the Plumbase site in Stockwell Green and held a pre-planning public consultation at Stockwell…

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Windrush sleeze

Posted on: 15th November, 2015 in Brixton Stories

Antisocial behaviour in our civic centre has been getting increasingly out of hand. The scene on the right shows Windrush Sq on a good day with amiable locals and a group of local history tourists. But residents of the area…

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4 public planning consultations were held 26th October – 7th November

Posted on: 25th October, 2015 in Planning

26th October: 6-9 Station Avenue Loughborough Junction station. More details here 29th October: Superdrug site at 452 Brixton Road. This is a big application for a boutique hotel above and behind Superdrug, but retaining the Superdrug shop. SW9 bar on…

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Brixton Rec – architecture talk Tuesday 27th October

Posted on: 23rd September, 2015 in News

Philip Boyle of Docomomo UK – a professional group which promotes a better understanding of post WW2 architecture – is giving a talk at Brixton Rec on Tuesday 27th October about the building’s design and cultural significance. Philip was head…

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Latest Book published on Brixton’s MPs

Posted on: 13th September, 2015 in News

Our Latest publication, Representing Brixton – the Story of Brixton’s MPs written by Simon Adams has just been published. Available now from our ebay shop or from our stall at the Lambeth Archives Open Day on 26 September. Price £2.50.

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Duke of Edinburgh pub listed

Posted on: 25th August, 2015 in News

Historic England has just given the Duke of Edinburgh public house in Ferndale Road Grade II listing. Built 1936-7, the pub is listed at Grade II for the following principal reasons: *Architectural interest: handsome and stylistically restrained, with extensive use…

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Memorial for fallen African and Caribbean service personnel

Posted on: 15th August, 2015 in News

The African and Caribbean Commonwealth War Memorial trust is applying for planning permission to site a memorial to fallen African and Caribbean service personnel on Windrush Square. The monument was already unveiled and used for the Remembrance Day ceremony on 11th…

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Lambeth Heritage Festival 2015

Posted on: 10th August, 2015 in News

The Lambeth Heritage Festival 2015 will run throughout September and throughout Lambeth. There are many events in and around Brixton. A full programme has been published by Lambeth Archives which will be available in Libraries and other outlets. A pdf…

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Atlantic Road / Brixton Station Road

Posted on: 5th February, 2015 in News

Network Rail has informed the various businesses occupying their railway arches between Popes Road and Brixton Road that they will soon be served with notice to leave so that the arches can be refurbished. Many of these are small family…

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Market Walks

Brixton Market Heritage Walks

Next Meeting

Our next Committee meeting will be at 7pm on Thursday 11 February 2016, in the Vida Walsh Centre.

All members are welcome to attend.