21 September 2010

Lambeth Archives Open Day at Minet Library in Vassall Ward this Saturday

Come along this Saturday to the Lambeth archives Open Day at the Minet library in Knatchbull Road, SE5.

The Lambeth archives are situated at our local library in Vassall Ward, close to Myatt's Fields Park. The archives  hold the historical records of the council and of local organisations and businesses, over 50,000 photographs, several thousand old maps, the local newspapers back to the 1840s - all offering an insight Lambeth past and present.


This years open day looks at the local history of cinema going, film locations and home movies with a mixture of film screenings, illustrated talks, practical workshops and advice. Other activities and displays include an exhibition of original art and photographs, children's activities, archives enquiry desk, local societies' stands and book stalls. refreshments will also be available.

The full programme is on the Lambeth website- highlights below

Talks and films in the Michael Church - across the road from Minet Library
  • 10.30 to 11.45am - In the Shadow of the LampIrish nurses in 1950s Lambeth
    Anne Ward, Lambeth Archives
  • 11.45am to 12.30pm - The making of Black JoyThe 1979 film that helped re-define Brixton as the centre of Black London
    Sally Shaw
  • 12.30 to 1.15pm - The history of home movies
    H
    ow amateur film makers represent their communities
    David Cleveland
  • 2.00 to 2.45pm - Stories from the Stockwell war memorial
    Naomi Klein
  • 2.45 to 3.30pm - Brink of Change - Unsung HeroesLives on the Clapham Park Estate
    Charlotte Bill
  • 3.30 to 4.15pm - The Ladies BridgeThe story of the women who re-built Waterloo Bridge
    Karen Livesey
  • 4.15 to 5.00pm - Going to the picturesA local history of the cinema
    Robert Holden

Workshops and theatre in Lambeth Archives
  • 12.30pm - Tracing your Lambeth House History Len Reilly, Lambeth Archives.
  • 1.15pm - Me, Myself and Miss Gibbs
    One-woman drama about Edwardian life in South London Written and performed by Francesca Millican-Slater
  • 2.00pm - How to look after your home movies David Cleveland
  • 2.45pm - Tracing your Black family history
    Kelly Foster, Black Cultural Archives
  • 3.30pm - Children's activities
The open day takes place on Saturday 25 September from 10am to 5pm at Lambeth Archives, the Minet Library, 52 Knatchbull Road, SE5 9QY.

For more information and the running times of all the talks and films pick up a leaflet in your local library or telephone us on 020 7926 6076.