Vauxhall Society Guided Walks

cls-holdingsMonthly Lunchtime Guided Walks
The Vauxhall Society produces a monthly programme of hour-long weekday guided lunchtime walks, which are funded by CLS Holdings.

The walks are free, everyone is welcome and no booking is required.

For details of forthcoming walks, check the Events page of this website.

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Thursday 21 May, 2-4pm: free VE Day anniversary walk

junction of Lambeth and Kennington Road V2 rocket Jan 1945

The junction of Lambeth and Kennington Roads after a V2 rocket blast, January 1945

Not quite a Victory in Europe Day celebration perhaps, but more a demonstration in June 2015 of what people in Vauxhall had to celebrate in June 1945 with the German surrender? Author and Lambeth archivist Jon Newman is your man for cool, calm and above all fact-based guidance around Vauxhall’s often grim past, the facts often made easier to swallow when laced by a tot of Jon’s laconic humour. On Thursday 21 May Jon is heading a ‘Among the streets of the dead city’, a truly ‘landmark’ two-hour walk through North Lambeth. Jon will point out the devastation wrought by wartime bombing, outline the postwar austerity that awaited Lambeth and what happened to its ravaged streets.

It’s free, no booking required and lasts about two hours. Start 2pm at Waterloo Library, finish 4pm South Bank Centre. It’s ironic for a Lambeth Council Readers and Writers Festival event to start at Waterloo Library because Lambeth is going to close it, along with the Kennington’s Durning Library. This leaves Vauxhall’s Tate South Lambeth Library as the only library in North Lambeth. Councillors will also close the Minet Library, Stockwell, where Lambeth Archives has long been crammed into woefully inadequate space. Archives will then be crammed into even less space at Brixton Library, or at least that’s one idea on the table. The Luftwaffe couldn’t close Lambeth’s libraries, but trust Lambeth Council to finish the job.

The junction of Lambeth and Kennington Roads after a V2 rocket blast, January 1945