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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Advertising planning application for LED hoarding on Prince of Wales

Posted on: 26th January, 2015 in News, Planning

The Brixton Society has objected to the application for a permanent LED lit advertising hoarding on the Prince of Wales Public House. Deadline for objections is today 26 January. Thank you to all who have posted objections. Our objection is…

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Electric Avenue past present and future

Posted on: 18th January, 2015 in Comment

The Brixton Society has for a couple of years produced a limited number of Christmas Cards based on Baron Corvo’s 1895 image of Electric Avenue in its prime. This picture shows how the electric lighting and cast iron frame glazed…

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Objection to COORs Light Ice Bar on Windrush Square

Posted on: 31st October, 2014 in Campaigns, Comment, News

The Brixton Society has today lodged an objection to the application for an alcohol licence for the Coors Light Ice Bar on Windrush Square from 12-18 December 2014. We feel that this application should be refused as the premises are…

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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…

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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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Market Walks

Brixton Market Heritage Walks

Next Meeting

Our next Committee meeting will be at 7pm on Thursday 11 February 2016, in the Vida Walsh Centre.

All members are welcome to attend.