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.

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 […]

Cinema Museum Campaign

As part of the ongoing campaign to save the Cinema Museum, they are holding a public meeting to update everyone on developments. It is on the evening of the 3rd September; details here: bit.ly/2w1849T

National Planning Policy Framework

The Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government has recently published an updated version of the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF).  You can download a copy using the link in our “Useful planing links” column above. Understandably, it may be difficult to interest many people in the NPPF but it is important. It has a direct effect […]

Somerleyton Road

What is happening in Somerleyton Road? It is almost four years since the short-life housing co-op was evicted from Carlton Mansions as part of the plans for the comprehensive redevelopment of the land between Somerleyton Road and the railway line, from Coldharbour Lane to Somerleyton Passage. What has happened since? In 2015 Lambeth council submitted […]

London Forum

The London Forum has just published the latest edition of its newsforum available to read or download here. It contains a great deal of news on planning, transport and environmental matters in London.

Type Archive exhibition

Some would say that printing made the modern world, which would make the Type Archive one of the most important collections in the area, if not the country; but perhaps it is also one of the least well known. Starting today and continuing until Monday 16 July, it is hosting an exhibition of lettering prints by […]

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 […]

Brixton Windmill Crowdfunding

The Brixton Windmill has launched a crowdfunding campaign to raise £12,000 towards kitting out their new education centre. The campaign runs until Wednesday 4th July; donate here. The money will be spent on furniture for education workshops, office equipment, kitchen equipment for baking workshops, shelving and storage for grain and flour, and crockery and cutlery for their […]

New Website

Welcome to our new website, launched today at our Annual General Meeting. Please explore the site. There is lots of new material including some published here for the first time. For example, under Local History you will find a page about our local war memorials which includes picture of memorials in places not open to […]