Local events this weekend

Fire station

Saturday Albert Embankment fire station open day 11am to 4pm This is part of London Fire Brigade’s 150th anniversary celebrations. there will be an opportunity to meet local fire fighters, see demonstrations and receive fire safety advice       North Lambeth Parish Fete 12:30 to 5:00pm The fete is held in the grounds of Lambeth […]

New Threat to Royal Vauxhall Tavern

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Call for RVT evidence: Closing date 1st July Last September the Royal Vauxhall Tavern (RVT) became the first building to be listed for its role in LGBT history.  The listing protects the building but not its use so it could be changed to something else. The RVT is now looking for support to ensure its continued […]

EU Referendum Local results

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During the preparation for the Oval EU Hustings (see video of closing speeches) it became evident that there was  fairly strong local support for remaining in the EU with ‘Vauxhall IN’ campaigners having a strong presence in the area – knocking on doors and handing out leaflets throughout the area. Other than Gibraltar, the referendum results show […]

Vauxhall Park Summer Fair 2016

Vauxhall Park Summer fair

The Friends of Vauxhall Park will be running their annual summer fair at the park on Sunday 2nd June from 2 to 5pm. This is a major local event each year and we are pleased to say that The Vauxhall Society will have a stall there. The usual range of fun fair rides will be […]

Day of Portugal Event at Streatham Common Cancelled

Day of Portugal on Streatham Common

Having been held in Kennington Park for a number of years, the annual Day of Portugal event was moved to Streatham Common in order to accommodate increased number of visitors. An emergency meeting was held early on Sunday morning and it was decided to cancel the event due to public safety concerns. Councillor Clair Wilcox […]

Oval EU Hustings

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On Saturday 11 June, European referendum hustings were held at the Oval Farmers’ Market. The event was jointly organised by The Vauxhall Society, St Marks Church, City and Country Farmers’ Market and KOV Forum. Patricia McKenna spoke on behalf of the LEAVE campaign (Former MEP for the Green Party Dublin 1994 to 2004) Kate Godfrey […]

Monthly walk: Heyday of Vauxhall Gardens with David E Coke

Clay pipe found in river

23 people joined this month’s walk to hear David E Coke talk about the Heyday of Vauxhall Gardens (VG). The walk started at Starbucks and went on to the slipway by MI6. From about 1660, this was where visitors to Vauxhall Gardens would arrive by boat. David showed a clay pipe found in the river […]

Technical problems

Dear members We have been experiencing some technical problems with The Vauxhall Society website and automatic mail outs. As a result, a number of erroneous e-mails have been sent in error.  Apologies for any inconvenience. We are working to correct the problem and hopefully it will be resolved shortly. Michael Keane Chair

Monthly guided local history walk: Saturday 7 May 1pm

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This month’s guided local history walk starts on Saturday 7th May. Meet 1pm at Oval Farmer’s Market.  The walk is scheduled to take about an hour and will finish near Kennington Park café where there is an event going on – an opportunity to share memories of Kennington Park. This month’s walk will celebrate people – famous and infamous -who […]

Government to investigate Lambeth’s plans for libraries

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The Department for Culture Media and Support (DCMS) is to investigate Lambeth’s plan to change some libraries in the borough into ‘healthy living centres.’ The centres would be run by  Greenwich Leisure Limited – a social enterprise which currently runs some of Lambeth’s leisure services. Under the Public Libraries & Museums Act (1964) local authorities are […]