We are pleased to announce that the members of the forum are hopeful of being able to run a full programme of walks and tours this year and we have produced a leaflet covering the year 1 April 2022 to 31 March 2023.
A pdf version is available to download from here.
A printed leaflet is being made available through many Forum members and borough libraries.
Winter 2012/22 Programme
An exciting programme of on-line talks by members of the Lambeth Local History Forum hosted by Lambeth Archives.
For information on how to book, email Archives@lambeth.gov.uk
Once again. the Lambeth Heritage Festival will run throughout September, throughout Lambeth.
After last-year’s online-only offering, the festival this year will offer a mix of in-person events alongside plenty of on-line ones for people who still prefer not to venture out or are too far away. See the full programme here: bit.ly/LHF2021
With the reopening of the archives, the Lambeth History Unlocked series of on-line talks is changing to a monthly talk.
The next talk is: Rebuilding Lambeth, Edward Hollamby and the last of Lambeth’s council houses on Thursday 20 May, 7pm given by Lambeth Archivist, Jon Newman.
To register to join please email email@example.com
We are pleased to announce that Lambeth Archives is reopening on Monday 12th April in line with government guidance.
It will be open on an appointment basis, so please email firstname.lastname@example.org to book your appointment.
A new course for tour guides is going to be run at Morley College from September 2021. This will put Lambeth on a par with the City of London, Westminster and other north of the Thames boroughs.
It’s a wonderful opportunity to learn more about our borough and to bring its history to a wider audience.
Download the brochure from here.
The census office has announced that local Census Support Centres in and around Lambeth are now open. These centres have IT equipment that people can use to complete their census forms, and trained advisers to assist. It would be great if you could share details of these with your networks. These centres will be open throughout March and April.
Your health, and that of our support centre staff, is very important to us. All our census support centres will follow government safety guidelines about coronavirus (COVID-19).
You can either bring your own device, or use a laptop or tablet provided at the centre. All equipment and furniture will be sanitised between visits. You don’t need to bring ID with you, or to prove any information about yourself.
People will need to bring the access code that is printed on the letter they have been sent from the census. Alternatively, our advisers can help people to get a new code.
Centres in Lambeth:
UnitB14. 49 Effra Road, Brixton, London, SW2 1BZ
020 3411 6962
Open Mondays to Fridays, 10am to 6pm
You will have to book an appointment in advance
Al-Nagashi Mosque & Centre (EMCA)
283-291 Wandsworth Road SW8 2ND, London, SW8 2ND
020 8432 6422
Please contact for opening times
Bricklayer Community Centre (in Southwark)
Kingsley Flats, Kingsley Square, Old Kent Road, London, SE1 5XB
Currently only offering support via telephone
Has Spanish and Portuguese speaking advisers
Details of other support centres can be found here: https://census.gov.uk/en/find-a-support-centre/
Local historians know full well the value of census data. However, it is not always appreciated that, although personal information is not revealed until 100 years after the census, anonymised data of potential value to historians starts to become available quite soon after the census is taken. The 2021 census is nearly upon us. There follows information from the census office about this year’s:
From this week every household in Lambeth will receive a letter letting people know how they can take part in the census. This is a once-a-decade survey of England and Wales which helps to support policy making, plan public services and inform where billions of pounds are spent, for example, on roads, schools and hospitals.
Each household must fill in the census by law.
If you need help completing your census questionnaire, there is plenty of support available:
- the census website– https://census.gov.uk/
- Census Telephone Support Centre– 0800 141 2021
- For any questions you have about the census
- To complete your census over the telephone
- To request an individual form or a paper form
- Relay UK users dial 18001 followed by the phone number
- Census Language Helpline– 0800 587 2021
- A free translation service is available to help answer your census queries
- Lambeth Census Virtual Workshop
A series of virtual workshops on how to complete the census form
Following the success of the first four talks in the Lambeth History Unlocked series, Lambeth Archives has announced a series of talks for March 2021.
The archives are again giving on-line talks following the successful series of talks they gave during the first lockdown.