Local history

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  • Layers of London

    Layers of London

    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 …
  • Archbishop Óscar Romero canonised

    Archbishop Óscar Romero canonised

    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 …
  • Local History Talk

    Local History Talk

    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 …
  • New Local History Book

    New Local History Book

    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 …
  • Lambeth Local History Fair

    Lambeth Local History Fair

    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 …
  • Local History Projects

    Local History Projects

    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 …
  • Harry Jacobs

    Harry Jacobs

    A Snapshot of Brixton: Harry Jacobs and the Empire Windrush is an exhibition that has been created to mark the 70th anniversary of that famous voyage. It looks at the …