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 our Events page, here. Other walks in Lambeth may be found alongside ours in a leaflet produced by the Lambeth Local History Forum.


As the final Covid-19 restrictions are being lifted, we plan to resume live events from the beginning of April. These will include our regular, monthly Brixton Market heritage walks, other heritage walks, our Committee Meetings moving from Zoom to live, attendance at the Lambeth Country Show, and other events. Details will appear on our Walks/Events […]

Christmas Bazaar

Join the Friends of Brixton Library for a Christmas Bazaar, Saturday 11 December 2021, 11am-3pm, Brixton Oval SW2 1JQ


Despite overwhelming objections, Lambeth’s planning committee gave unanimous approval to the Roper’s Walk planning application yesterday (23rd November). The image shows how out-of-keeping with the landscape the proposal is. It is from the Brixton Blog website which has covered the case extensively HERE.  The Brixton Buzz gave a blow-by-blow account of the meeting HERE. All […]


Annick Alet about to place a wreath at the African Caribbean War Memorial on Windrush Square on behalf of the Brixton Society. Photo: Marilyn Rogers.


The Brixton Theatre was bombed in WWII; our music hall, the Empress Brixton, was turned into a cinema in 1957 and later demolished. At last, we are going to see a new theatre opening in Brixton. Brixton House theatre has been built on the corner of Coldharbour Lane and Somerleyton Road. As the final fitting […]


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 Brixton Society will have a stall at the Local History Fair on 4 September in St Mark’s Kennington church. After last-year’s online-only offering, this year’s […]

Time is running out to complete your census

Get help to complete yours www.census.gov.uk 0800 141 2021 Local support centres in Brixton and Stockwell https://census.gov.uk/help/find-a-census-support-centre Help inform decisions about the future of Lambeth

Census Update

The census office has announced that local Census Support Centres in and around Lambeth are now open. These centres have IT equipment that people can use to complete their census forms, and trained advisers to assist. It would be great if you could share details of these with your networks. These centres will be open […]

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 pre-pack temporary structure was all the rage in the 1890s, when the Hetherington Road chapel dates from, although according to Wikipedia’s detailed article on Tin […]