Resources, Sources & Links

Lambeth Libraries & Archives

Lambeth Landmark

Vauxhall, Kennington and the Oval

Stockwell News

 Streets Ahead

Van Gogh Walk

The Brixton Society

The Brixton Time Machine

These Were Our Sons: Stories from Stockwell War Memorial

Tradescant Road and South Lambeth – a hyperlocal blog



Bomb Walk (Wonderful story about an imaginary walk from Clapham to Vauxhall via the Oval and touches on various historical events along the way)

One Response to Resources, Sources & Links

  1. Diane says:

    Hi, have just become aware of this website (2020). I’m not on social media but for information, I lived on Cowley Rd (on the corner with Cancel Road) and went to Cowley Rd School, starting 1954. I have 2 photos of class groups between 1954 and 1959 taken with the headmistress and headmaster, in the upper hall.
    Cowley School was at the southern end of the street with a taxi garage behind the houses, opposite a small square with a garden, it used to be plagued with ladybirds in summer.
    At the northern end of the road were the Cowley Stores where we drove the owner, a gentleman suffering from emphysema, crazy spending forever picking out our hal’penny sweets. Next door was a second hand shop and a cobblers and right on the corner with Vassall Rd, a greengrocer.
    My grandparents lived literally opposite me on the Cowley Estate along with a cousin, his parent’s flat backed onto Gosling Way.
    Recall playing on the estate many a time. I could never climb onto the roof of the shelters without a struggle. Do recall a Coronation party in those shelters – boy, what a musty smell. There would infrequently be a loud bang when somebody’s geyser exploded in someone’s flat on the estate.
    Our home, the upper floor of a terraced house had an outdoor loo. The seat was wooden and stretched from one wall to the other and the toilet bowl was of the painted variety. Plenty of cobwebs too. The garden was big with two large glass greenhouses. The owner kept pigeons which lead me to having a feather phobia.
    We moved from the area in 1960 when the new Council owner of our property wanted to demolish it – unsurprisingly. I was uprooted from school friends forever.

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