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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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…

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4 public planning consultations were held 26th October – 7th November

Posted on: 25th October, 2015 in Planning

26th October: 6-9 Station Avenue Loughborough Junction station. More details here 29th October: Superdrug site at 452 Brixton Road. This is a big application for a boutique hotel above and behind Superdrug, but retaining the Superdrug shop. SW9 bar on…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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Lambeth Heritage Festival 2015

Posted on: 10th August, 2015 in News

The Lambeth Heritage Festival 2015 will run throughout September and throughout Lambeth. There are many events in and around Brixton. A full programme has been published by Lambeth Archives which will be available in Libraries and other outlets. A pdf…

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Atlantic Road / Brixton Station Road

Posted on: 5th February, 2015 in News

Network Rail has informed the various businesses occupying their railway arches between Popes Road and Brixton Road that they will soon be served with notice to leave so that the arches can be refurbished. Many of these are small family…

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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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Market Walks

Brixton Market Heritage Walks

Next Meeting

Our next meeting will be the Annual General Meeting at 7pm on Thursday 8 June 2017, at the Vida Walsh Centre, 2b Saltoun Road, Sw2.

All members are encouraged to attend.