Archive for the ‘Brixton Stories’ Category

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…

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…

WINDRUSH SQUARE – COMMUNITY DAY Saturday 2 April

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. …

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…

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…

Reliance Arcade “at risk”

Posted on: 30th October, 2014 in Brixton Stories, Planning

English Heritage have added Brixton’s Reliance Arcade to the Heritage at Risk Register. They comment “Built 1923-5 by Andrews and Peascod of brick and concrete construction, this covered market is a straight narrow arcade running east-west from Electric Lane to…

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…

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…

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…

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…