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Lambeth Heritage Festival

This September’s Lambeth heritage festival is a great mix of over 50 online or in-person events. There is something for everyone and most are free events.  A big thanks to Lambeth History Forum and Lambeth Archives for organising .

Check out the web page to see what’s happening and book:


Sessions about  West Norwood include:

  • Sat 11th Sept 11am, in-person, tour of West Norwood Cemetery
  • Mon 20th Sept 7pm, online talk about Great North Wood
  • Sun 26th Sept 2pm or 3pm in-person tour of Park Hill at Henry Tate Mews, Streatham Common North, SW16 3HA




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2020 Lambeth festival of history

Lambeth’s Heritage Festival is taking place throughout September with at least one event each day. This year everything is online so book your free real time place early!

See the full programme here: https://love.lambeth.gov.uk/lambeth-heritage-festival-2020/

There are virtual walks, archive film screenings,  talks, podcasts, virtual reality films, banner making and drawing workshops, discussion groups, virtual building tours and author interviews – hopefully there should be something for everyone.

A big thanks to Lambeth Archives, the Lambeth Local History Forum and local groups for setting up this event.

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Lambeth local history month

herritage festivalSeptember is Lambeth Heritage Festival with over 60 events covering  “The Lost Rivers of Lambeth”, “Some Lambeth Anniversaries”, “Architecture and Landscape”, “Culture and Recreation” and “People”. The highlights include walks along the Thames Foreshore and the hidden courses of the River Effra and Falcon Brook, linked with an exhibition “Water Lambeth” at Morley College.

Lambeth Archives Open Day on 26th September is a mix of local society stalls, talks and film with The South London Press celebrating its 150th anniversary.

See our events page for details of local events:  Cemetery tours, Clockwork Museum, River Effra, Henry Tate Gardens, architecture of 1970s,and Crystal Palace Football Club. Booking essential for many events . Check out full details in the brochure or go online to  http://www.lambeth.gov.uk/leisure-parks-and-libraries/libraries/lambeth-heritage-festival-2015

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Lambeth Heritage festival


Jackie Meldrum with Heritage Festival booklet

Jackie Meldrum with Heritage Festival booklet

Lambeth Archives, together with the Lambeth Local History Forum, are holding a month long heritage festival this September – a rich mix of mainly free events taking place all around the borough – with a focus on the commemoration of the centenary of the First World War.

See our event pages for Norwood events . More details at http://www.lambeth.gov.uk/leisure-parks-and-libraries/libraries/heritage-festival or pick up a Heritage Festival booklet in the library.

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History of West Norwood

The Norwood Society holds local history meetings at  The Upper Norwood Library, Westow Hill, SE19 1TJ every third Thursday of the month  at 7.30. Free entry and all welcome – donations requested for refreshments!

For futher details contact Barbara & Alun Thomas on norwoodshistory@btinternet.com. http://www.norwoodsociety.co.uk/

The 2014 programme of talks is:

March 20th 2014 West Norwood Cemetery.
Colin Fenn of Friends of West Norwood Cemetery will introduce the history of the cemetery, some of the people buried there and the magnificent monuments to be seen within.

April 17th 2014 The Crystal Palace
Phillip Emery of the Crystal Palace Foundation will share with us his comprehensive knowledge of the building that shaped our community in the nineteenth century.

May 15th 2014 West Norwood – a place of change
Norwood Society member, Alun Thomas will talk about the historical development of the centre of West Norwood over time including some of the businesses there.

June 19th 2014 The Concrete Church & the Bevingtons
Norwood Society Chairman, Richard Lines will introduce us to this pioneering building in Waldegrave Road and the closely connected Bevington family who are also associated with Bermondsey.

September 18th 2014 Local War Memorials
As part of our contribution to Lambeth’s Heritage Month and the theme of W.W.1., Norwood Society member Jerry Green will introduce us to the memorials of the area and some of the people who are remembered on them.

October 16th 2014 From Fire Station to Theatre
Bob Callender of the South London Theatre Centre will relate the history of West Norwood’s old fire station, the fire service and the transformation in to the Theatre Centre.

November 20th 2014 Lambeth’s Archives
Zoe Darani, archivist, from Lambeth Archives will introduce us to the vast wealth of material about Norwood and the Borough of Lambeth which are held in the Archives.

December 18th 2014 Party Night
Join us to celebrate the last year’s meetings and a chance to revisit some of the items of interest in early copies of the Norwood Review.

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