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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Christmas stall in Brixton Market 14 December

Posted on: 11th December, 2013 in Events, News

The Brixton Society are taking a stall this Saturday selling Christmas Cards, postcards, posters and books. Find us from 10 to 5 in Brixton Station Road and buy your friends some local history news and views, or membership of the…

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Distinctive chapel seeks controversial revamp

Posted on: 27th October, 2013 in News, Planning

The Bible Truth Church of God have applied for planning permission to replace their current corrugated iron mission hall with a spanking new complex containing a purpose built worship space on the ground floor with 8 flats above. The chapel…

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Lambeth Heritage Festival, September 2013

Posted on: 2nd September, 2013 in Events, News

A month-long festival organised jointly by Lambeth Archives and the Lambeth Local History Forum. Talks and walks throughout the Borough. This first ever heritage festival offers a broad and fascinating insight into the history of Lambeth. Full details from www.lambeth.gov.uk/heritagefestival2013

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Lambeth Country Show 20/21 July

Posted on: 14th July, 2013 in Events, News

The Society will have a stall at the Lambeth Country Show on both days – 20 and 21 July. Do come and visit us, see our full range of publications and renew your membership. Our site is ZW19, in the…

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Somerleyton Road: Walk and Talk event

Posted on: 9th July, 2013 in News

The Lambeth Cabinet meeting on 8th July approved the Future Brixton Somerleyton Road project report. The next immediate step will be a public information event on Thursday 18th July between 4pm and 8pm. Hourly guided walks are planned starting from…

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Stockwell Garage visit

Posted on: 4th July, 2013 in News

Our Hut – the local schools educational charity with an interest in architecture and the built environment – organised a visit to Stockwell Bus Garage on 26th June. The guide was the general manager of the garage Mr Colin Opher…

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Canterbury Arms

Posted on: 11th June, 2013 in News, Planning

A developer, May Developments (Brixton) Ltd, is proposing to redevelop the Canterbury Arms, on the corner of Pope’s Road and Canterbury Crescent, with a new nine storey residential and community use building. They are holding a public exhibition on their…

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Posted on: 9th June, 2013 in Events, News

The Brixton Society has a stall on Windrush Square as part of Open Garden Squares weekend. Come and see us from 10 – 5 Saturday and 11 to 5 Sunday. Guided walks around the Square at 1 and 3.30pm. Also…

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Octagon wedding suite bites the dust

Posted on: 3rd June, 2013 in Comment, News

Demolition of the former Lambeth registry office marriage suite at 361 Brixton Road has almost been completed. In the 1950s and 1960s the register office had been in the villa at 340 Brixton Road, but in the early 1980s Lambeth…

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Eagle Printing Works – missing date stone

Posted on: 24th May, 2013 in Comment, Planning

Current planning applications for 304 Brixton Road have highlighted a major unauthorised change to the building within the last five years – despite it being in a conservation area. The picture on the right was taken in April 2008 and…

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Market Walks

Brixton Market Heritage Walks

Next Meeting

Our next Committee meeting will be at 7pm on Thursday 8 May 2014, in the Vida Walsh Centre.

All members are welcome to attend.

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