Heritage Festival 2023 Week 1



Festival Events Week 1Heritage Festival 2023 Week 1

The Clapham Society are pleased to highlight the Second World War project Exhibition. Members and local residents have contributed to this exhibition which is open throughout the September Heritage Festival period.

Second World War project
‘Their Finest Hour’
Digital history project
West Norwood Library and Picturehouse
1-5 Norwood High St, Norwood, SE27 9JX.
All day. This project by The University of Oxford

Lambeth History Fair

An early event of the festival is the Local History Fair on Saturday 2nd September. There will be local history experts on hand, bookstalls, local society stands, walks and free illustrated talks. This is a great day out and an opportunity to learn about Lambeth’s diverse history.

September is almost here and with it, the start of the tenth Lambeth Heritage Festival celebrating the borough and its history.

The popular History Fair starts the month of events with style and the Clapham Society will display of a collection of photos and facts about streets in the area.

The History fair offers a fantastic day out and a taste of the many events to come throughout the month. You can meet members the Lambeth Local History Forum and the Clapham Society, explore the Library and its facilites the nearby church and cemetry or attend walks and talks.

Entry is Free and the fair is a showcase for some of the best things taking place in Lambeth. With Local history publications on sale and refreshments available there is plenty to engage the whole family and the choice of activity is yours.

Drop in at any time and local walks will be running through the day but check the times of the free illustrated talks.

When and Where

This year’s fair is being held in the West Norwood Library and Picturehouse. The building is fully wheelchair accessible and West Norwood railway station is only a couple of minutes’ walk away. Buses 2, 68, 196, 315, 322, 432, 468 & 690 stop nearby.

Saturday 2nd September 10am – 4.30pm
West Norwood Library, Norwood HighStreet, SE27 9JX

Inspirational Women of Lambeth
This talk given by Jenny Rossiter who is a member of the Clapham Society.
Saturday 2nd September Talk: 2.30pm – in the Community Room

The talk will provide an historical perspective as to why we are more familiar with pioneering women of north rather than south London and offer a glimpse of mountaineers, artists, architects, actors, politicians, doctors, nurses, novelists, theatre directors, social reformers, and campaigners – all of them women who have lived, worked, or set up organisations within Lambeth.