Lambeth archives has issued the following statement:
Following the coronavirus precautions that started on Sunday 20 December 2020, Lambeth Archives is closed for public visits for the period of the current regulations. However, we are offering an enhanced remote enquiry service. Please contact us via firstname.lastname@example.org or on 0207 926 6076 with information about what you want to find out and we will do all we can to help.
21 December 2020
The archives are re-opening after the second lock-down on Thursday 3 December.
It will be on the same terms as before the latest restrictions:
– appointment only, requests to email@example.com or tel 0207 926 6076;
– social distancing applies when there;
– masks to be worn;
– card payments only.
As the Lambeth Heritage Festival comes to its close this week, Black History Month begins.
Lambeth Libraries has partnered with Black Cultural Archives and many local organisations, along with a selection of brilliant writers and artists, to deliver this fantastic programme of events. I hope you will join us. (Cllr Sonia Winifred – Cabinet Member for Equalities and Culture).
The full programme is available here: bit.ly/LambethBHM
The Lambeth Heritage Festival is happening again this year throughout September. Because of Covid-19 it cannot happen live, but that is not stopping it: this year’s Festival will take place exclusively on-line. All events are free; all you need do is request log-in details. The programme is available here: love.lambeth.gov.uk/lambeth-heritage-festival-2020.
Lambeth Archives has announced it is re-opening but on an “appointments-only” basis.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org for an appointment.
As earlier posts have advertised, Lambeth Archives have been giving a number of talks on-line because of the Covid-19 restrictions. Some of these have been recorded and are available for anyone to view when it suits them. We have created a new page on this site, “TALKS”, which lists all those available with direct links to the recordings.
As the summer rolls on, there will be more such talks by the Archives and there may well be ones from other members of the Forum. We will list all talks that we know about on that page.
The Lambeth Heritage Festival will go ahead this September, but most of that will be on-line only and that should generate more talks which, if recorded, we will add to our page.
Although the archives cannot be open for the time being, it does not mean the staff are idle, as our two previous posts here show.
Nor does it mean that you cannot progress your own research. To help we have a new page on this site: ARCHIVES GUIDES. Here you will find various guides and indexes which will help you to plan your research ready for when the archives re-open. We have also updated our LINKS page to other sites where you may be able to progress your research.
We are always open to suggestions; please email the webmaster.