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.
A leaflet detailing the 2016 Heritage Walks organised by LLHF members is available in Lambeth Archives or a pdf version may be downloaded here.
A paper is to go to Lambeth’s cabinet meeting on 12th October 2015 in response to the consultation “Culture 2020”. It is available here.
The headline outcome for the archive is that it is to remain in the Minet Library building while an “options appraisal on the future location of the borough archives is be undertaken and completed no later than September 2016.” The submission of the LLHF is noted in the cabinet report and parts of it are quoted.
The programme for the 2015 Lambeth Heritage Festival, which will run throughout the month of September, has just been published. Copies will soon be available in libraries and through many of the members of the Forum. You can also download a pdf version here: Heritage Festival 2015 Programme
Lambeth Archives will be closed for stocktaking from Monday 26 January to Saturday 7 February 2015 inclusive. The Archives will be unable to deal with personal, telephone or written enquiries during this period. The service will reopen on Monday 9 February 2015.
The Minet lending library will be open as normal during this period.