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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Lambeth Heritage Festival

Posted on: 20th July, 2014 in Brixton Stories, Events, News

The Lambeth Heritage Festival 2014 will take place across the borough throughout September. There are many events taking place in Brixton including ones organised by the Brixton Society, the London Mural Preservation Society and – opening in just a few…

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Loughborough Hall – the hidden history

Posted on: 13th July, 2014 in Brixton Stories

Nick Catford of the Disused Stations website recently asked Urban 75 for help on the history of the large building sandwiched between the Thameslink and Sevenoaks lines at Loughborough Junction. This is referred to in the 2013 Loughborough Junction Plan…

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Lost Brixton pubs

Posted on: 21st June, 2014 in Campaigns

Following the loss of the George IV on Brixton Hill (to Tesco Express) and the imminent closure of the Canterbury Arms in central Brixton, which is due to be demolished and replaced with a residential midi tower block, we have…

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Pub Protection Meeting

Posted on: 27th May, 2014 in Brixton Stories, Planning

On Saturday 31 May CAMRA’s Greater London Region will be holding a seminar on pub protection. The venue is the Melton Mowbray, High Holborn, from noon until 5pm. Anyone who cares for London’s pubs and wants to get more involved…

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Wynne Road artist/writer commemorated

Posted on: 24th April, 2014 in Brixton Stories, News

322 Brixton Road has an interesting history. The Asian Community Action Group in the 1990s, but more recently derelict for many years. A century ago the building was the Brixton Liberal Association. Urban 75 has a pictorial history here. Thanks…

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Save Vauxhall Bus Station

Posted on: 22nd March, 2014 in News

Vauxhall bus station is under threat of redevelopment despite being only 10 years old. Anyone who remembers what it was like trying to change buses at Vauxhall before the station was built will be horrified. You took your life in…

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Civic Memorial Service for Mark Bennett

Posted on: 16th March, 2014 in Events, News

A civic memorial service will take place on Friday 21 March 2014 at 11am to 12.30pm for the late Mayor, Councillor Mark Bennett, at St Leonard’s Church, corner of Streatham High Road and Tooting Bec Gardens, Streatham, London, SW16 1HS….

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Brixton Give & Take Market – 29 March

Posted on: 14th March, 2014 in Events, News

Brixton Market Traders Federation in partnership with recycling and waste management company Veolia Environmental Services is putting on its 4th Give & Take Market on Brixton Station Road on Saturday 29th March 2014. To date the event has re-homed over…

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HEIR HUNTERS

Posted on: 12th March, 2014 in Brixton Stories, News

Heir Hunters is a BBC television programme about companies which trace the heirs of people who have died without leaving a will. Last year the producers contacted the Brixton Society for help because they were researching someone known to have performed…

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CANTERBURY ARMS – R.I.P.

Posted on: 12th March, 2014 in News, Planning

Last evening’s meeting of the Lambeth Planning Committee permitted the application which will result in the demolition of the Canterbury Arms; another traditional, local pub lost. This is despite the fact that Lambeth does have a planning policy in favour…

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Next Meeting

Our next Committee meeting will be at 7pm on Thursday 14 August 2014, in the Vida Walsh Centre.

All members are welcome to attend.

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