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 email@example.com 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.
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.