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  • Lambeth Heritage Festival

    Lambeth Heritage Festival

    The Lambeth Heritage Festival is back in September with more exciting events than ever. Thoughout the month there will be events all around the borough celebrating our great local heritage. …
  • Stockwell Brewery

    Stockwell Brewery

    The latest article on our Local History page is by John Sheridan and tells the story of Stockwell Brewery. Find it here.
  • Local History Walks are Back!

    Local History Walks are Back!

    We are expecting to be able to run a full programme of walks from the beginning of April this year. Deatils of our walks and how to book are on …
  • LAMBETH HERITAGE FESTIVAL 2021

    LAMBETH HERITAGE FESTIVAL 2021

    Once again, the Lambeth Heritage Festival will run throughout Lambeth, throughout September. See the full programme here: bit.ly/LHF2021 As usual, it includes many events in, or near, Brixton; and the …
  • Hetherington Road Tin Chapel folds

    Hetherington Road Tin Chapel folds

      It was sad at the end of February 2021 to see the long-awaited demise of the Hetherington Road Bible Truth Church of God corrugated iron chapel. This type of …
  • Lambeth Heritage Festival 2020

    Lambeth Heritage Festival 2020

    The Lambeth Heritage Festival is happening again this year throughout September. Because of Covid-19 it cannot happen live, but that is not stopping it: this year it will take place …
  • Local History in Lock-Down

    Local History in Lock-Down

    Following a very successful set of talks in May, a further set of on-line talks will be given by Lambeth Archives in June.
  • Percy Phillips: Adventures with Electricity

    Percy Phillips: Adventures with Electricity

    The Friends of Tate Library Brixton will be welcoming local musician and writer Peter Phillips to the library to give a presentation about the life and work of his Grandfather, …
  • Rotimi’s work in Barbican “Masculinities” exhibition

    Rotimi’s work in Barbican “Masculinities” exhibition

    Browsing through the plaques section on our website, you see a gold plaque at 151 Railton Road – former home of photographer Rotimi Fani- Kayode and his partner Alex Hirst. …
  • Pearl’s a Zinger!

    Pearl’s a Zinger!

    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 …