Lambeth and Wandsworth History events from 8 June

Thursday 8 June.  6.30pm. Tooting’s Victoria Cross recipient Corporal Ted Foster

Talk by military historian Paul McCue, and Head of the staff controlled social enterprise that now runs Wandsworth’s parks and leisure service.

Chapel of Rest, Streatham Cemetery, Garratt Lane. £5 charge.

Talk will be followed by the ‘Tiny Ted’s Tooting Tour’, a guided walk of significant locations relevant to the ‘Dustman VC’.

Thursday 8 to 29 June. Between Dog and Wolf: A South London Twilight Exhibition

Based on two books, Death On The Brighton Road and Three South London Walks, the exhibition and the books combine the writings of Jon Newman (Lambeth Archivist) and the artwork of David Western who have explored and depicted the histories of Battersea, Herne Hill and the Brighton Road using the work of artists such as Whistler and Ruskin. The exhibition contrasts historical images, archival documents and objects with contemporary watercolour landscapes, mapping and sound recordings of each place, to reflect on vanished localities and current responses to a rapidly changing South London.

Morley Gallery, 61 Westminster Bridge Road, SE1 7HT.

Saturday 10 June. 2pm ‘The Industry of Garratt Lane’ Guided Walk

An informal ramble highlighting some of the industries, shops and enterprises which made up this historic route. Meet at junction of Mapleton Road and Garratt Lane near Southside. £5 charge – all proceeds will go towards paying for a plaque to commemorate the site of Robert Sadler’s running grounds. Permission has been granted for this plaque to be placed on Burmester House, once the location of Althorp Lodge, opposite Summerstown Tesco.

Thursday 15 June. 12.30pm. Between Dog and Wolf: A South London Twilight Talk

Morley Gallery, 61 Westminster Bridge Road, SE1 7HT.

Tuesday 20 June. 6pm. Between Dog and Wolf: A South London Twilight Talk

Morley Gallery, 61 Westminster Bridge Road, SE1 7HT.

Monday 26 June. 8pm. Black Cultural Archives: Past, present and future.

Victoria Northridge, Collections Manager will be talking about the 30-odd year history of Black Cultural Archives. Starting from its origins in the 1980s she will focus on the individuals who made the dream of a Black Heritage Centre a reality, as well as the wider history of the African and Caribbean community in Britain. The talk will appraise the achievements of the organisation since opening the new building in Brixton in July 2014.

Clapham Society, at Omnibus, 1 Clapham Common North Side, SW4 0QW. The bar at Omnibus is open from 7 pm.

Thursday 29 June. 8.30 pm. Battersea Nocturne walk

Jon Newman will lead a walk from the statue of James Whistler on north side of Battersea Bridge, SW3.

Friday 30 June. 7.30pm. Love, Lust and Loss
Opera Integra present a selection  of opera scenes as a fundraiser for the organ restoration fund.

£15 on the door.

St Peter’s Church, 310 Kennington Lane, London, SE11 5HY (Vauxhall Station end)

Tuesday 4 July. 6.30pm. Plaque ceremony on former Coroner’s Court and LCC Weights and Measures Office, 43 Netherford Road, SW4 6AF.

This is Clapham Society’s tenth Green Plaque

Wednesday 5 July. 7.30pm. Hear my prayer

Vox Cordis perform a programme including music by Mendelssohn, Finzi, Palestrina, Harris and Wesley. Conducted by Charlie Grace; organist Martin Toyer. In aid of organ restoration fund.

£10/£8 on the door.

St Peter’s Church, 310 Kennington Lane, London, SE11 5HY (Vauxhall Station end)

Wednesday 12 July. 7 for 7.30pm. The Rubber Wellies.

Folk music for the St Peter’s organ restoration fund.

£10/£8 on the door.

St Peter’s Church, 310 Kennington Lane, London, SE11 5HY (Vauxhall Station end)

http://hotdroprecords.com/the-rubber-wellies

Wednesday 19 July. 6.30pm. From Batting to Boxing: Some Plaques around Nightingale Lane

Clapham Society walk  led by Derrick Johnson.

Meet Clapham South Underground Station

 

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About seancreighton1947

Since moving to Norbury in July 2011 I have been active on local economy issues with Croydon TUC and Croydon Assembly, and am a member of the latter's Environment Forum. I am a member of the 5 Norbury Residents Associations Joint Planning Committee, and a Governor of Norbury Manor Primary School. I write for Croydon Citizen at http://thecroydoncitizen.com. I co-ordinate the Samuel Coleridge-Taylor and Croydon Radical History Networks and advise the North East People's 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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