Wednesday 6 May, 12.30-1.30pm
No booking required, all welcome: meet at Parco Cafe, Vauxhall Park, 12.30pm start
Your guide: Sean Creighton, historian of South London
Once marshland, South Lambeth Road today swirls with the stories of interesting people who contributed much to Vauxhall, London and http://da.org.za/non-prescription-viagra British culture, history and philanthropy. Join us in Vauxhall Park’s Parco Cafe for this free Vauxhall Society guided walk with author, blogger and historian Sean Creighton, and hear the stories of James I’s Dutch treat; of gardening pioneers the Tradescant family and Elias Ashmole; the Beaufoy family – wine fakers, vinegar distillers, politicians and philanthropists; Arthur Rackham, the children’s’ book illustrator; the ‘Gas workers’ Vicar’ of St Anne and All Saints’ Church; then there’s the South Lambeth Debating Society; Dusé Mohammed Ali (pictured), Edwardian/First World War journalist; the birthplace of the Children’s Society; Claudia Jones, the West Indian-born US exile activist in the growing Caribbean community here in the 1950s and 60s; The Tate South Lambeth Library, gift of a sugar millionaire and now a community powerhouse; and if you’ve got time, what about Albert Square and where the Roller Skating rink was?
This walk is free by courtesy of Vauxhall-based employer CLS Holdings.