Brixton in the 1970s had a very different atmosphere to now. In one respect we were unique. 103 Railton Road was Pearl’s Shebeen – an unlicensed club for drinking and dancing patronised by Caribbean gay men. Other regulars came from the gay squats nearby in Railton Road and Mayall Road. Pearl’s shebeen at 103 Railton Road […]
What Brixton might have been turned into had the planners of the time had their way This illustrated talk will be given on Thursday, 12 September at 7:00 pm in the Vida Walsh Centre, 2b Saltoun Road, SW2 1EP Part of the Lambeth Heritage Festival: bit.ly/HeritageFestival2019
A new exhibition of the work of local artist Nellie Roberts (1872-1959) will open in the San Mei Gallery, 39a Loughborough Road Sw9 7TB on Thursday 5th September, 6-9 pm.
Each year the Lambeth Heritage Festival takes places throughout Lambeth, throughout September. A full brochure for the Festival may be downloaded here: bit.ly/HeritageFestival2019. A one day Local History Fair is held as part of the Festival, and this year it is going to be in the Tate Library Brixton on Saturday, 7 September, from 10:15 […]
The Layers of London digital history map of London will be demonstrated in The Tate Library Brixton on Friday, 15th February from 7 to 8 pm (come along at 6.45 for free light refreshments and a prompt start). Learn about this wonderful free resource for anyone interested in London’s history and how you can pin […]
Archbishop Óscar Romero of El Salvador is remembered locally in the name of Romero Close, off Stockwell Road, and in the plaque to his memory installed there. He was murdered while celebrating Mass in 1980 and has now been declared a saint by Pope Francis. The plaque is listed with others in our local history […]
Our next event in the Lambeth Heritage Festival programme (bit.ly/2MDaGoM ) is a talk about “Windrush Square” by our Secretary, Alan Piper. It is tomorrow, Thursday 13th September at 7:00 pm in the Vida Walsh Centre, 2b Saltoun Road (opposite the Town Hall).
Our latest local history publication is The Tate Library, Brixton. It tells the story of how the library came to be built and the benefactor, Henry Tate, who caused it to happen. For more details, please go to our Publications page.
We will have a stall at this year’s Lambeth Local History Fair on Saturday 1st September. It is being held in the Omnibus Theatre, 1 Clapham Common Northside, SW4 0QW from 10:15 to 4:15. Do come and see us there. There will also be many other stalls; refreshments available; and the Clapham Old Town Fair […]
The latest addition to our website is a section under “Local history”, dedicated to projects. This aims to give information on existing projects and to encourage readers to think about joining a project, or even to start one of their own. There are only two listed at the moment. If you know of any other […]