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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Posted on: 12th March, 2014 in Brixton Stories, News

Heir Hunters is a BBC television programme about companies which trace the heirs of people who have died without leaving a will. Last year the producers contacted the Brixton Society for help because they were researching someone known to have performed…

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Posted on: 12th March, 2014 in News, Planning

Last evening’s meeting of the Lambeth Planning Committee permitted the application which will result in the demolition of the Canterbury Arms; another traditional, local pub lost. This is despite the fact that Lambeth does have a planning policy in favour…

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Posted on: 10th March, 2014 in News, Planning

The planning application to demolish the Canterbury Arms to build a block of flats is coming up before Lambeth’s Planning Committee tomorrow evening. The Committee meeting is Tuesday, 11th March from 7:00pm in Room 8 in the Town Hall. The…

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Post Office to host customer forum on proposed closure of Stockwell Post Office and the merger into Ferndale Post Office on 28th February from 16.30 to 20.30

Posted on: 14th February, 2014 in Events, News

The Post Office has announced that it will host a customer forum on the proposed closure of Stockwell Post Office and its merger into Ferndale Road Post Office. The forum will take place at the Stockwell Community Resource Centre, Main…

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Policing Meeting in Lambeth

Posted on: 1st February, 2014 in Events, News

The Mayor of London’s Office for Policing and Crime has announced a series of public meetings across the capital.  The one in Lambeth will be held on Tuesday, 11th February starting at 6:30pm. More information here: http://london.gov.uk/police

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Police Consultation in Brixton

Posted on: 15th December, 2013 in Campaigns, News

The Brixton Society has had a representative on the Community/Police Consultative Group for Lambeth since it was first set up in 1983 following the Scarman Enquiry into the Brixton Riots of 1981. There was a Lambeth Council enquiry before that…

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Chapel interior poser

Posted on: 15th December, 2013 in Brixton Stories, News

A blow-up view of a church interior was puzzling visitors to the Brixton Society’s stall over the summer. The picture now turns out to be a scene inside the Gresham Baptist Chapel on the apex of the junction between Barrington…

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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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Market Walks

Brixton Market Heritage Walks

Next Meeting

Our next Committee meeting will be at 7pm on Thursday 12 February 2015, in the Vida Walsh Centre.

All members are welcome to attend.

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