From Vauxhall Society website
This Saturday at 2pm I am leading a walk for Vauxhall Society
Meet outside Brunswick House, 30 Wandsworth Road SW8 2LG
Nine Elms, where Vauxhall the border territory whether Vauxhall meets Wandsworth and massive social and environmental change is under way.
This is the third major phase of change since 1838 when the new Southampton-London railway terminated here, later continuing to Waterloo.
Hear how Nine Elms develops into a massive complex for handling goods and for building and repairing locomotives, the formation of what is now RMT (Rail and Maritime Union). The end of Nine Elms as a railway centre opens up a new phase of development, as roads are reshaped and New Covent Garden Market emerges. Brunswick House, a Georgian mansion once a ducal residence, becomes first a railwaymen’s club, then a wreck, an architectural salvage yard, and now a smart restaurant, meeting place and antique shop.
Walk starts at 2pm prompt and lasts about 1½ hours. Free but £5 contribution to Vauxhall Society funds welcomed.
I will also be selling publications on Vauxhall Pleasure Gdns, Price’s Candles, Raolwaymen and Brunswick House, John Archer and the history of collective action in Lambeth.