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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 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 […]

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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 pm in the Vida Walsh Centre, 2b Saltoun Road (opposite the Town Hall).

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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 to happen. For more details, please go to our Publications page.

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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 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 […]

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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 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 […]

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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 links between Empire Windrush’s passengers and Brixton and the role of local photographer, Harry Jacobs, in recording Brixton’s Black community. The exhibition is now open at […]

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