TALKS

TALKS

The Covid-19 lock-down stopped live talks happening, causing many organisations to start putting talks out on-line. Some of those were recorded, so that they could be watched again by a further audience. We list those we know of that are currently available, together with some other talks of local history interest to Lambeth.

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Before and After Windrush
the history of the Black community in Lambeth
A Lambeth Archives' Local History in Lock-down talk.
Jon Newman, Lambeth Archives
18 June 2020
Cycling in South London
late 19th century, the cycling craze seen through the lens
of the south London cycling scene.
A Streatham Society talk in the Lambeth Heritage Festival.
Paul Darby, Balham CC
28 Sept 2020
Knowledge is Power:
The Battle for Lambeth’s Free Libraries
the angry campaigns of the 1870s and 1880s to establish free libraries in Lambeth, and the legacy of that service up to today.
A Lambeth Archives' Local History in Lock-down talk.
Jon Newman, Lambeth Archives
30 July 2020
Lambeth in literature
how this part of South London has been represented by writers as diverse as William Blake, Charles Dickens, Jake Arnott and Alex Wheatle.
A Lambeth Archives' Local History in Lock-down talk.
Jon Newman, Lambeth Archives
14 May 2020
A Place of Public Execution
the Gallows at Kennington and other execution sites in Lambeth
A Lambeth Archives' Local History in Lock-down talk.
Jon Newman, Lambeth Archives
5 May 2020
Railton Road Tour
a series of short videos relating to the Radical Squats and
other stories of Railton Road.
For London Open House September 2020.
Chris Roberts with Jonathon
Blake, Peter Bradley and Sean Griffiths
20 Sept 2020
River Effra
the history and disappearance of the underground river that
still flows through Lambeth and its course today
A Lambeth Archives' Local History in Lock-down talk.
Jon Newman, Lambeth Archives
4 June 2020
Stockwell Green
- a virtual walk
a walk around this historic settlement taking in two places
of worship, two schools, two breweries, and a vanished
village green.
A Brixton Society talk in the Lambeth Heritage Festival.
Bill Linskey, Chair, Brixton Society
20 Sept 2020
Streatham's 41
the story of the 41 V1 rockets ("doodlebugs") that fell
on Streatham in 1944
A Streatham Society talk.
John Brown, Streatham Society
2019
Theatrical Streatham
the history of theatre in Streatham
A Streatham Society talk in the Lambeth Heritage Festival.
Liz Burton, Streatham Society,
Streatham Theatre Company &
Friends of Streatham Hill Theatre
15 Sept 2020
Wates of Streatham
E & A Wates: the 120 year old family business of
selling furniture
Broadcast on the Roger Elms Show on BBC Radio London
Roger Wates
12 Sept 2020
Why Parks Matter
A look at the history of the campaigns to save and create
Lambeth's Victorian parks and commons
A Lambeth Archives' Local History in Lock-down talk.
Jon Newman, Lambeth Archives
16 April 2020