Archive for the ‘News’ Category

Grosvenor Arms Pub – the final showdown?

Posted on: 29th November, 2016 in News, Planning

On 29th November 2016 Lambeth’s Planning Committee considered the application to allow the upper floors of the closed Grosvenor Arms pub to be converted into housing use. The application was opposed by representatives of the Brixton Society and the SW…

Cost of Renting

Posted on: 17th July, 2016 in News

With the dreadful lack of social housing and skyrocketing house prices, private sector renting has increased enormously in recent years. We are happy to share this request from “Generation Rent”: Renting has been on the rise for more than a…

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…


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. …

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….

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…

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.

Latest book published on Brixton MPs

Posted on: 13th September, 2015 in News, Publications

Representing Brixton – the Story of Brixton’s MPs written by Simon Adams.

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…

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…