Category Archives: /Lambeth

Norwood Triangle Plaques

Above: The shop in Westow Hill that was once one of the Cullen’s shops. In the summer of 2017 members of the Norwood Society completed a most unusual project. They had seen ‘Blue Plaques’ on shops in the Bloomsbury area, … Continue reading

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Nine Elms Cold Store

Above: View looking SW from the Lambeth end of Vauxhall Bridge in 1997. In those days the cold store dominated the area. To the right are two brick-built blocks of flats that remain to this day. The vast windowless structure … Continue reading

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Baird’s Original Equipment

Above: Baird’s original equipment on show in the Hastings Museum. Notice the large wooden wheel with lenses mounted on it (on the right). The round black object towards the left is an electric motor that turned the wheel at high … Continue reading

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Old Paradise Street, Lambeth

Running east of Lambeth High Street is a small street with the unusual name of Old Paradise Street. Streets in London containing the word ‘paradise’ in the name are quite rare. Over the centuries there have been even more than … Continue reading

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Pop Brixton

Above: The main entrance to the site which is made entirely from reused containers. Brixton is is a very diverse place. In the 19th century it was one of the prestigious localities in London, lived in the by the very … Continue reading

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Brixton Windmill

Above: The windmill standing beside Windmill Gardens. The land that we now call Inner London was at one time full of windmills. Dulwich had two, Upper Norwood had at least two. There was one in the village of Lambeth and another … Continue reading

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Osborne Water Tower House

Above: The converted water tower seen standing just behind the Master’s House (right). Following on the blog about Lambeth Workhouse, there is one more building to describe. Because the land on which the old workhouse stood was flat, it was … Continue reading

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