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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Locked out Carnegie Library celebrates Shakespeare – outside

Posted on: 23rd April, 2016 in Brixton Stories, Friends of the Tate Library

The Friends of Carnegie Library organised an afternoon Shakespeare celebration on the steps of the library. Chair of the Friends, Jeff Doorn gave an impassioned and appropriately adapted rendition of Henry V’s Agincourt speech. One could almost say “Now is…

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Posted on: 24th March, 2016 in Friends of the Tate Library, News

    Announcing… Windrush Square Community Day Saturday 2 April 2016 11 – 16:00 Windrush Square Community Day is purposefully a low-key event, meant for local residents of the Brixton area and presented by community groups of the Brixton area. …

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Brixton Tate Library Meeting 25th February

Posted on: 20th February, 2016 in Brixton Stories, Friends of the Tate Library

Friends of Tate Library Brixton require support for the Library in many ways.We need to ensure all libraries are safe accessible spaces and ask Lambeth Council to assist the community to achieve this through adequate staffing and support. You are…

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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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Market Walks

Brixton Market Heritage Walks

Next Meeting

Our next meeting will be the Annual General Meeting at 7pm on Thursday 9 June 2016, in the Vida Walsh Centre.

All members are welcome to attend.