Lambeth Archives is using the poster below to publicise its project to collect records from the coronavirus emergency. A more detailed information sheet can be downloaded from here.
Although our archives, libraries and museums closed, nearly all have on-line resources to explore. Then there’s Layers of London where you can find out so much about your area and add your own information and stories. The Forum has its own Twitter account: find us here for your regular dose of history.
Stay in touch and stay safe.
We have received the following statement from the archives:
In response to concerns about the Covid-19 virus, Lambeth Archives will be closing at 3.00 p.m. tomorrow, Friday 20th March.
We will continue to monitor emails and, where possible answer enquiries. However this will be limited by the fact that staff will be working from home without access to the collections.
At the moment we do not know when the public service will reopen, but we will keep you advised.
The Minet Library, in the same building as the archives is also closing, so that the whole building will close.
Lambeth Archives will be closed to researchers for the two weeks of its annual stock check from Monday 27th January, reopening on Monday 10th February.
The museum, which is housed on the St Thomas’ Hospital site, is currently advertising volunteering opportunities. The full details are on their website: https://florence-nightingale.co.uk/volunteering-opportunities
Lambeth’s local history fair is a treat for anyone interested in the history of the area.
The day includes illustrated talks, tours and walks, local publishers’ bookstalls, exhibitions and refreshments run by local societies and local history organisations.
Part of the Lambeth Heritage Festival; brochure here: bit.ly/HeritageFestival2019
As ever, the Lambeth Heritage Festival this year will take place throughout Lambeth, throughout September. The festival brochure is available now from many of our members, in local libraries or to download as a pdf from bit.ly/HeritageFestival2019.
Our new walks leaflet for 2019-20 is now available to download as a pdf from here.
Printed copies are available in Lambeth Archives at the Minet Library and will soon be available in other borough libraries and from many of our member organisations.