All posts in Brixton Stories

  • Dominoes tournament winner shares his Windrush memories
    15 July, 2018, Comments Off on Dominoes tournament winner shares his Windrush memories

    This year residents in Lambeth have been marking the seventieth anniversary of the arrival SS Empire Windrush. Many of the 500 Jamaican passengers on board the ship that arrived at […]

  • Brixton coach poached by Tooting & Mitcham
    15 July, 2018, Comments Off on Brixton coach poached by Tooting & Mitcham

    A COACH of a football project founded on a Brixton council estate has become the new joint manager of Tooting and Mitcham. Ashley Bosah, 31, who coached at the St […]

  • Local historian Steve Martin tells spectators about William Cuffay, a leading Chartist and the son of a slave
    Kennington Park to celebrate its history of protest and democracy
    26 June, 2018, Comments Off on Kennington Park to celebrate its history of protest and democracy

    Richard Galpin, local artist and project manager for the Kennington Chartist Project, on the culmination of the project on 7 July An exciting local project will culminate on Saturday 7 […]

  • Afternoon tea celebration launches Brixton’s Windrush weekend
    22 June, 2018, Comments Off on Afternoon tea celebration launches Brixton’s Windrush weekend

    Lambeth Council gave thanks to its Windrush generation with a celebratory afternoon tea party today Friday 22 June at the Town Hall Assembly Rooms with news crews from Al Jazeera and […]

  • Guardian angel for Brixton’s African Caribbean war memorial
    22 June, 2018, Comments Off on Guardian angel for Brixton’s African Caribbean war memorial

    As Brixton geared up for the Windrush anniversary, the African Caribbean war memorial in Windrush Square got a new caretaker. Stafford Geoghagen owner of Caribbean food outlet Healthy Eaters on […]

  • Brockwell Swimmers Relay at the Lido
    LIDO HOSTS FIRST SPRING RELAY EVENT
    12 June, 2018, Comments Off on LIDO HOSTS FIRST SPRING RELAY EVENT

    Swimming club teams from across London met for the first Brockwell Spring relays. Seven teams totalling about 100 swimmers included the home side and Spencer Swimming Team captained by Brockwell Swimmers’ […]

  • Bill – The Prince Regent
    Pub Dogs of London – it began in Brixton and now it’s back
    10 May, 2018, Comments Off on Pub Dogs of London – it began in Brixton and now it’s back

    Brixton photographer Fiona Freund has an exhibition of her work opening in the Lounge on Atlantic Road on Monday (14 May). It’s based on a book that is full of portraits […]

  • Brixton dressmaker who designed for freedom
    6 May, 2018, Comments Off on Brixton dressmaker who designed for freedom

    Brixton dressmaker Alice Bygrave was one of several nineteenth century female designers determined to make life easier for women cyclists. Women’s clothing in those pre-Lycra days was not good for […]

  • Marcia Cameron lights a lantern held by 17-24-40's Mark Healey
    Mayor joins Brixton bomb commemoration
    18 April, 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
    17 April, 2018, Comments Off on Nineteenth anniversary of Brixton bomb

    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 people and injured more than […]