September is almost here and with it, the start of the tenth Lambeth Heritage Festival celebrating the borough and its history.
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 historic, Grade II* listed church 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.
St.John’s Waterloo Church will have just re-opened following a major restoration project and is well-worth a visit and this year, the fair will be held there.
When and Where
Lambeth Local History Fair
Sat 3rd Sept 10am to 4.30pm (Drop in anytime)
St. John’s Waterloo Church, 73 Waterloo Road SE1 8TY
An Evening History Walk
Tom Jansz leads the very first walk of this year’s Heritage Festival. He traces the history of Clapham Common from medieval grazing ground through place of recreation and its transformation from rural village to Victorian suburb. You will learn about its important community role in WW2, and how it is today’s green heart of a thriving, multi-cultural area.
When and Where
The History of Clapham Common
Thursday 1st September at 6pm
Meet at the Bandstand on Clapham Common
Free, but booking is essential. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org
More events are happening in the first week and dates and details of all the events are in the Updated Lambeth Festival Programme. To get your own copy please click here.