Lambeth & Wandsworth history news

Saturday 10 February. 10.30am. South Lambeth Stories Walk

Sean Creighton leads free walk for Vauxhall Society/Vauxhall History and Friends of Tate South Lambeth Library.

Start at Tate South Lambeth Library, 180 South Lambeth Rd, Vauxhall, London SW8 1QP.

Saturday 24 February.  2pm. ‘Wandle Wake Up’ Guided Walk

Ramble through the industrial heartland of the Summerstown182 alongside the River Wandle and its nearby streets, featuring some of the words of the poet Edward Thomas who passed through here in 1913 ‘In Pursuit of Spring’. Also on the agenda; The Corruganza Girls, Wimbledon Stadium, the Lost Streets of Earlsfield, the Watercress Queen, Copper Mill Lane and the special place where the waters of the Wandle and the Graveney meet.

Starts St Mary’s Church, Wimbledon Road, SW17 0UQ

Monday 19 March. 8pm. Lambeth’s Victorian Architecture.

Clapham Society talk by Edmund Bird, heritage advisor to TfL, former Edmund is a former Lambeth Conservation Team Manager.

Omnibus, 1 Clapham Common North Side, SW4

The bar is open from 7 pm.


My past writings on Lambeth & Wandsworth history on other sites




John Archer

John Burns


Latchmere Estate

Organised Cycling 1890s & 1900s

Radical & Mutual Clapham

South London


Wandsworth FWW ‘Big Society’

Contributor to:

Battersea and the Formation of the Workers’ Educational Association

Essay in A Ministry of EnthusiasmCentenary Essays on the Workers’ Educational Association
ed. Steven K. Roberts. Pluto Press20 Mar 2003. Available to read on Google Books

John Archer

John Burns

From Revolution to New Unionism: The Impact of ‘Bloody Sunday’ on the Development of John Burns’ Politics

Essay in History of Riots

ed. Keith Flett . Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2015. Available to read on Google Books

Publications on Lambeth and Wandsworth




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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