Brunswick House Talk 15 June & Vauxhall Pleasure Gdns Walk 1 July

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Monday 15 June. 6.45 for 7.15pm. “Changing Fortunes, or how a semi-rural idyll has survived” 

Stefan Lorett of LASSCO talks about the mansion Brunswick House at Vauxhall. Part of Friends of During Library Summer Party event. Durning Library. Light refreshments. Everyone welcome. No admission charge, but  a £2 donation towards costs is invited. Friends of Durning Library, 167 Kennington Lane, London SE11 4HF.


Wednesday 1 July. 2pm. Guided Walk of the 18th Century Pleasure Gardens

Vauxhall Gardens’ historian David Coke will be leading a guided tour to retrace the sites of the original eighteenth century pleasure gardens. The walk will start from Starbuck’s Coffee House at the southern end of Vauxhall Bridge near the exit from Vauxhall Underground station. It will take in Vauxhall Stairs from which eighteenth century beaux and their ladies would arrive by river to visit the gardens. We will see the site of The Grand Walk, Neptune’s Fountain, the Chinese Pavilion, and Handel’s Statue. The walk will conclude at the Tea House Theatre for tea and sandwiches. £10 admission. Pay on the day. The money raised will be in aid of the St Peter’s Keyed Up! Organ restoration appeal. RSVP via e-mail to


About seancreighton1947

Since moving to Norbury in July 2011 I have been active on local economy, housing and environment issues with Croydon TUC and Croydon Assembly. I am a member of the Love Norbury Residents Associations Planning & Transport Committees, and Chair of Nobury Community Land Trust. I write for Croydon Citizen at I co-ordinate the Samuel Coleridge-Taylor and Croydon Radical History Networks and edit the North East Popular Politics database. History Project.. I give history talks and lead history walks. I retired in 2012 having worked in the community/voluntary sector and on heritage projects. My history interests include labour movement, mutuality, Black British, slavery & abolition, Edwardian roller skating and the social and political use of music and song. I have a particular interest in the histories of Battersea and Wandsworth, Croydon and Lambeth. I have a publishing imprint History & Social Action Publications.
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