Brixton Stories

Together with our friends from the Brixton Blog, we're currently meeting people from around Brixton and asking them to talk about their lives and experiences. The stories they tell will appear here over the coming months. If you or someone you know has an interesting memory of Brixton, we'd love to hear about it. please get in touch with us.

Brixton Stories

Lambeth Archives & Heritage

Posted on: 7th July, 2016 in Brixton Stories, News

Although the Minet lending library closed at the end of March, the archives and local studies library are still in the building and are still open and staffed. Their opening hours have not changed. However, there is some doubt about the…

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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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Electric Avenue 30 years ago

Parts of the canopy still existed and the shops were more diverse.

Sails turning!

Brixton Windmill’s sails turn for the first time in over 50 years. By William Glanville

Snow in Brixton

Scenes of a snow-covered town centre and Brockwell Park

Bon Marché, 1877

Anita Roddick on the pioneering Bon Marché