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Marcia Cameron lights a lantern held by 17-24-40's Mark Healey
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April 18, 2018, 2 Comments

Lambeth mayor Marcia Cameron yesterday (17 April) joined members of the anti-hate charity 17-24-30 and local people to mark the 19th anniversary of the 1999 bomb in Brixton Market. The charity’s name […]

The plaque marking the bombing is today usually behind a row of trolleys

Nineteenth anniversary of Brixton bomb

April 17, 2018, No comments

Embed from Getty Images   Today is the 19th anniversary of the bomb left outside Iceland in Brixton by neo-nazi David Copeland, who killed three ...

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When revolution was in the air on Brixton Road

April 11, 2018, 1 Comment

One of the pivotal events of British history that took place 170 years ago at the far end of the Brixton Road in Kennington, and was an early example ...

Made in Brixton: Windmill Flour

April 8, 2018, No comments

Sacha Harrison meets Shaun Wilson, Head Miller at our wonderfully unlikely urban windmill. And bags a recipe for hyper-local home baking. Despite the ...

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    Official Windrush 70 campaign launches in Brixton
    March 8, 2018, Comments Off on Official Windrush 70 campaign launches in Brixton

    Communities Minister Lord Bourne will today (8 March) visit Lambeth council to launch an official “Windrush 70” campaign to celebrate the Windrush generation. The campaign will highlight the huge contribution […]

  • WW1 West Indian soldiers in Seaford
    Brixton Calling: Remembered – after 100 years
    January 15, 2018, Comments Off on Brixton Calling: Remembered – after 100 years

    The Foresters of Trinidad meet the Foresters of Seaford Brixton’s African Caribbean war memorial in Windrush Square gives long overdue recognition to servicemen and women who fought for Britain. But, […]

  • Tony Benest co owner
    Brixton boom is threat to shops
    October 27, 2017, 9 Comments

    The shocking rent rises in central Brixton have put yet another local institution in jeopardy. Brixton Wholefoods, a fixture on Atlantic Road for nearly 40 years, has had its rent […]

  • New home for Lambeth borough archives
    October 4, 2017, Comments Off on New home for Lambeth borough archives

    A Lambeth council cabinet report has recommended that the borough archives move from their present home in the Minet library in Myatt’s Fields to Kennington Lane in Vauxhall. A new […]

  • Brixton Windmill harvest festival this Sunday
    September 15, 2017, Comments Off on Brixton Windmill harvest festival this Sunday

    The Brixton Windmill Harvest Festival returns this Sunday 17 September from 2–5pm. A packed programme for all the family will include haystack building, harvest poem recitals by the Brixton Windmill […]

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    Heritage and heroes of Brixton and around
    September 6, 2017, Comments Off on Heritage and heroes of Brixton and around

    Lambeth Heritage Festival returns for its fifth year in September, celebrating the history of the borough with over 60 events, many of them in Brixton. The Lambeth Heritage Festival full […]