On Monday, 2nd October 2017, Lambeth council’s Cabinet will discuss a report on the future location of the archives. The report recommends that a new home for the archives be built in Kennington Lane. A copy of the report may be downloaded from here.
In May last year, Lambeth council engaged consultants to review options for the future home of Lambeth Archives. The consultants delivered their report to the council earlier this year. The council is now consulting on the Option Appraisal Report, a copy of which may be downloaded from here.
The Lambeth Heritage Festival will be held throughout Lambeth, throughout September. The festival brochure may be downloaded in pdf format from here.
Printed copies will be available shortly from most forum members, libraries and at the Lambeth Country Show, Brockwell Park, 15th & 16th July.
Our Local History Walks leaflet for 2017-18 has been published.
Paper copies should be available soon through members of the Forum and local libraries.
A pdf version is available to download here. Please feel free to circulate this widely.
Again this year, the Lambeth Heritage Festival will be held throughout Lambeth, throughout September.
Lambeth Archives are compiling a publicity brochure and are calling for entries. If you are organising an event in September which you would like to be considered for inclusion in the brochure, you need to send them full details (event title, date, time, location, organiser and sponsor (where appropriate) along with one jpeg image and 50 words of descriptive text) before Wednesday 31st May.
You can download a template from here.
Please note that Lambeth Archives will be closed for stocktaking from Monday 23 January to Saturday 4 February 2017 inclusive.
The Archives will be unable to deal with personal, phone or written enquiries during this period.
The service will reopen on Monday 6 February 2017.
Lambeth Palace is planning to construct a new library building to house its extensive library and archive.
There will be three public consultations on the proposals in the palace’s Great Hall. At the same time, any visitor will be able to see the “Lambeth and its Palace” exhibition which is also in the Great Hall and is part of the Lambeth Heritage Festival.
The opening times for the public exhibition are:
2.00pm – 8.00pm, Thursday 8th September
2.00pm – 7.00pm, Friday 9th September
10.00am – 5.00pm, Saturday 10th September
No booking necessary.
Once again, the Lambeth Heritage Festival is taking place throughout September, throughout Lambeth. The Festival brochure lists more than 60 events organised by some 31 participating organisations. Printed copies will soon be available in Libraries, through LLHF members, and from some LLHF member stalls at the Lambeth Country Show (16th & 17th July). A pdf copy is available to download here.
Lambeth Council has engaged a consultancy to look into the long-term future of the archives, especially its location. All options are on the table including remaining at the Minet.
As part of a consultation exercise, the consultancy has created an on-line survey. This survey is not only aimed at users of the archives. They would also like to hear from people who do not currently use the archives why they do not do so.
Please help secure the future of this vital resource by taking part in the survey on this link.