Lambeth History Unlocked 17 Feb 2022


Lambeth History Unlocked Talk 17 Feb 2022 Clapham in WWII by Alyson Wilson

17 February 22

This illustrated talk will show how Clapham Common was put to good use during WWII with everything from gun emplacements, and an extensive military encampment to allotments and prefabricated housing.

Particularly interesting is that of the network of ‘deep shelters’ built below some Northern Lane stations (too late as it happened to be used during the London blitz)

The title of the history talk on Thursday 17 February at 7pm is Clapham in WWII.

Update – June 2022

A video of this talk is now available here:  video of talk Clapham in WWII
All videos can be found via the  ‘Videos’  link in the menu.

The talk is Free to attend and is online only. It is held on Zoom so please book your place in good time!

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About this talk

Our popular Spring Program of Monthly History talks is not to be missed. Join us in February with Alyson Wilson of the Clapham Society. Talks are scheduled with a variety of speakers and subjects at 7pm on the third Thursday of each month from November 2021 to March 2022.
Lambeth History Unlocked Talks are Organised in Partnership with the Local History Forum.


Photo in Image: The new Allotments, Clapham Common, London by S.R. Badmin, circa 1939-1949
Copyright: The Victoria and Albert Museum.