Vauxhall History is an online conspectus, updated monthly, of articles, images, documents and eyewitness accounts to do with the Vauxhall district of central London. The site was launched in collaboration with and is supported by The Vauxhall Society, our joint aim to further interest in and knowledge of Vauxhall, a part of London with a distinctive place in British business, cultural and social history.
Visitors to the Vauxhall History website are welcome to reproduce or quote from material with acknowledgement to Vauxhallhistory.org, but while we make every effort to ensure accuracy, liability rests with the user.
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Naomi Clifford is a history writer and journalist with a particular interest in the stories of forgotten people. Naomi is the author of The Disappearance of Maria Glenn (2016), Women and the Gallows 1797-1837 (2017) and The Murder of Mary Ashford (May 2018), all published by Pen & Sword. Under the name Naomi Lourie Klein she wrote and published These Were our Sons: Stories from Stockwell War Memorial (Elefant Books, 2010). She tweets as @naomiclifford and blogs at www.naomiclifford.com.
David E. Coke, Consultant Editor, is a curator and cultural historian specialising in the Pleasure Gardens of Georgian and Victorian London. He is the co-author with Dr Alan Borg of the award-winning Vauxhall Gardens: A History (Yale University Press, 2011). David has directed Gainsborough’s House in Suffolk and Pallant House in Chichester and is a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries of London. Website: www.vauxhallgardens.com.
Ross Davies, Chairman of The Vauxhall Society, is a former Times journalist and now a literary historian who specialises in studies of soldier-writers. Davies’s books include Vauxhall: A Little History (The Nine Elms Press, 2009) and ‘A Student in Arms’: Donald Hankey and Edwardian Society at War (Ashgate, 2013). In preparation, Stephen Haggard: Last Train from Jerusalem. Website: www.rossdavies.net.