David Coke, co-author with Alan Borg of Vauxhall Gardens: A History, will lead ‘The Heyday of Vauxhall Gardens’, a Vauxhall Society/vauxhallhistory.org guided walk, on Monday 4 September 2017. The walk marks the traditional end of the season for this world-famous open-air attraction. Kick-off for this Lambeth Heritage walk (an hour or so long) is 2.30pm sharp, […]
Vauxhall has a long association with booze and boozing. There’s a story that time was called on Hardicanute, king of Denmark and of England when he died in 1042 while drinking at a wedding party around here. From 1812 the Beaufoy family counterfeited wines (legally) and brewed vinegar at what is now Regents Bridge Gardens. Beefeater […]
Free, all welcome. Leaving 10.30am sharp from Tate South Lambeth Library, 180 South Lambeth Road, London SW8 1QP. Lasts an hour or so. Your guide: Sean Creighton, local blogger, community activist, historian and publisher. This walk is a Friends of Tate South Lambeth Library event, in association with The Vauxhall Society/vauxhallhistory.com, and is part of […]
Winter gives way to spring 1959, and as these Lambeth Council minutes of the council’s Public Services Committee show, the thoughts of Lambeth’s Borough Engineer and his fellow philistines lightly turn to obliterating one of Vauxhall’s few remaining public works of art. The documents, unearthed in the archives by local resident and former chairman of […]
Join Polly Freeman of the Friends of Vauxhall Park on The Vauxhall Society’s guided walk around the Park. Saturday 18 March 2017, 2pm prompt Meet: Parco Café, Vauxhall Park Duration: About an hour All welcome, no booking required Cost: On-the-spot contribution to Friends of Vauxhall Park
Explore Thames Foreshore with Eliott Wragg. 11am prompt at Lacks Dock slipway. No booking required. £5 to Museum of London’s Thames Discovery programme
Two events on 6 September: 2.30pm, ‘The Heyday of Vauxhall Gardens’, a guided walk with David Coke, and 6.45 for 7pm, the launch of Vauxhall History, an informal get-together with speakers David Coke, Alex Werner and Naomi (Klein) Clifford.
Discover three healthy local walks with a medical history theme, courtesy of a Royal Pharmaceutical Society downloadable leaflet.